2019 Plant & Bake Sale 

For the third year in a row, the winning “Garden Market” formula made Philipstown Garden Club’s Annual Plant & Bake Sale on May 11 at Garrison Fire Company a record breaker. The offering of plants from Member gardens, annual veggies and herbs, hanging baskets and a wide array of delightful baked goods attracted regular customers as well as first-time shoppers from the wider Philipstown area. The sun was shining, and people were in a good mood.

Speaking about the success of the sale, Co-Chairs Carol McPeek and Lefty Zagoreos said: “We bring something unique to the community by offering the plants which have done well in our gardens and our Member plant effort was spectacular this year. We had an interesting selection of plants potted up well and labelled in a way that was helpful to shoppers.  A selection of perennials culled from Boscobel due to a recent reordering of the Herb Garden for historical accuracy did exceptionally well.  This year we also had a distinctive, well-presented offering of hypertufas planted creatively with a variety of succulents, which was very appealing, and they went like hotcakes.”

The Welcome Booth with handouts on Conservation and Native Plant booth with free seeds offered information and advice on environment-friendly gardening, rounding out the experience for shoppers. The successful formula, perfected by the Sale’s organizers, depends on equal parts of care and efficiency in the planning, enthusiastic participation of members throughout the process and hard work, and the Plant Sale team delivered on all three counts.