Monday, April 15, 2013

East Lyme Garden Club 57th Annual May Mart Plant Sale

The East Lyme Garden Club's 57th annual May Mart Sale will be held Saturday, May 11. It will again be held at the East Lyme Town Hall Pavilion on Pennslyvania Avenue, Niantic, from 8:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m., rain or shine.

Member perennials will include echinacea, columbine, ornamental grasses, campanula, Siberian Iris, lupine, Shasta Daisy, bleeding heart, peonies, Hosta "Royal Standard" and "minute man", Lambs ear, Ferns, Coreopsis, Lemon Thyme, coral bells and hops vine. Shrubs and trees include Kousa dogwood, lilac, weigelia, butterfly bush, cotoneaster and leucothoe.

The club will again offer patio tomatoes, vegetables and herbs for sale. A huge variety of annual flowers as well as herbs. Beautiful hanging baskets in a variety of sizes and choices in time for Mother's Day gifts.

Proceeds from this annual sale enable the East Lyme Garden Club to maintain the beautiful garden in front of the library and behind the senior center. The club also provides three $1000. dollar annual scholarships to graduating East Lyme High School seniors. In addition the members make festive floral arrangements for "Meals on Wheels" trays that are distributed twice a year - in May and again in December.

The clube hosts several educational programs during the year at meetings held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at the Police Station in downtown Niantic. New members are always welcome. Contact the club at for more informtion.