The Londonderry Grange will hold its annual Plant Sale and Garden Expo on May 9.
This year’s event will feature annuals, vegetable plants and herbs for sale, as well as locally made crafts and fun activities for the kids.
In addition to serving as a fundraiser for the Grange, the Garden Expo is intended to inspire interest in the Grange and its mission – faith, hope, charity and fidelity, according to Cherylann Pierce.
“It’s about families and community service,” she said.
The plant sale will feature a wide variety of flowers and plants, including scaevolas, lantanas, lophospermums, sunpatiens, vinca vines, angelonias, bacopas, bidens, diascias, geraniums, gerberas, osteospermums and verbena.
Diane and Glenn Carey of Green River Growers will provide herbs for the fundraiser, and Mark Tepper will provide heirloom tomato plants, peppers and flowering plants.
“There will be more shade plants – we added New Guinea Impatiens by request. The vegetable plants, like tomatoes and peppers, were also hot sellers,” Pierce said.
Local crafters will sell a variety of goods, including infinity scarves, crocheted covers for planted pots and other smaller knitted item, and handmade American Girl© doll tutus.
Children will have a chance to participate in a Mother’s Day craft, where they will learn how to pot a marigold, then decorate the pot with markers. The event will also feature balloons, face painting, and a mechanical goat the kids can feed coins and rolled-up cash.
Pierce said the format for the event will be slightly different than in previous years.
With the Town Hall’s recycling display, a display about the Grange and a display on the Boy Scouts set up inside the building, guests will select their plants outside, then pay for their selections inside the Grange Hall.
Bob Haefner of the New Hampshire State Grange will be at the event to answer visitors’ questions about the Grange and its work in the community.
For more information about the Plant Sale and Garden Expo, contact Larry Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.