This post is to let you all know about an upcoming craft fair. The craft fair is called Sango United Methodist Craft Fair and will be held on May 3 of this year. I received a call from Ray Bell, who asked me to let you all know about this fair.
I had heard of this fair last year when I met an extraordinary gardener named Lucy. She sells plants at the crafts fair each year. I was honored to be able to visit to visit her garden; which was arranged by a garden club friend, Nancy. Nancy arranged this garden tour for not only me, but my friend Geri, and Nancy's good friend Ursula. We all had a wonderful time and Lucy sent us home with many plants. I was seriously looking at all the ones she was preparing to sell at the craft fair and wishing I could attend the fair.
I was not able to attend last year's craft fair due to my college classes being scheduled on Saturdays. I don't have that excuse this year and will endeavor to visit the fair for some good deals.
If hobby plant growers (no professionals please) or other crafts people are interested in renting a table they should contact him at (931)358-0595. Sounds like a really good deal to me. I know from experience plant sellers tend to sell out fairly quickly, so if a plant grower has another friend who would like to go in on a table, that might be doable in order to make plants last all day-and to help finance your gardening endeavors! I may look at selling plants there next year, but it is a bit too late for me this year. I think it is a good deal because the seller does not have any advertising to do at all, and this craft fair is very large with many patrons. If interested, be sure to give Mr. Bell a call-tell him Tina sent you.
I couldn't resist putting a picture of my Amaryllis on here. Amaryllis is botanically known as Hippeastrum. This amaryllis was a gift from my father in January 2007. It came as a surprise when I went to my mailbox and found the boxed up pot there already growing.
I watered it and followed the instructions and it bloomed wonderfully last year. Once the weather warmed up, I placed the pot outside for the summer. When the weather began getting cold I brought it in and put it in an unused room of my house. The room was cool and dark. I kept it there for about three months. In January of this year I brought it out and began watering it again. I was not very hopeful it would come back because I had not repotted this bulb in good soil, like the instructions said to do.
Wonders of wonders! It began growing last month and grew rather quickly. You can see the beautiful bloom. There are actually two of them on this plant. I love the color red so it was the perfect choice. If my father had a computer, or ever looked at a computer, he would know how well it is doing and how much I like it, even though it is technically a houseplant! I will have to print this copy and mail it to him so he can see I was able to bring it back this year with no problem. Hope it comes back next year too.
One other note on upcoming events:
Tree planting at Barkers Mill Elementary School tomorrow (I think between 1-4 pm but will verify). Bring shovels and bolt cutters (to cut tree cage) if you are able.
Perennial Plant Society Meeting Tuesday (18 March) evening at 7:00 pm at Cheekwood. The speaker will be a nurseryman from Alabama. He will have plants to sell.
Next Thursday (20 March) is Beachaven Garden Club's Monthly meeting at 7:00 pm. At the Women's Club. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joshua Castle (the Northwest High School student recently hit by a car) and his family for a speedy recovery.
in the garden....