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Gardeners of Greater Akron Annual Geranium Sale coming up

5/1/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

FAIRLAWN — The Gardeners of Greater Akron will host its Annual Geranium Sale May 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market St. 

This sale, which the garden club has sponsored for many years, will again take place on Mother’s Day weekend and will feature a large color variety of geraniums and other annuals and bedding plants, as well as live hanging flower baskets. The geraniums will be potted in 3-1/2-inch pots, 5-7 inches tall and ready for planting. Many different colors and varieties of geraniums will be available for sale displayed in flats of 18 at a price of $22 per flat. The plants may be bought and picked up May 9 or 10 in front of the church. Garden club members will be on hand to answer questions and assist in loading.

Gardeners of Greater Akron, formerly known as the Men’s Garden Club of Akron, was founded in 1937 in Akron. The name was changed in 2010. According to members, it remains one of the oldest clubs in America and is affiliated with the national organization Men’s Garden Clubs of America. Membership is open to men and women of the Greater Akron area, and new members are always welcome. The club currently meets monthly for a dinner and program meeting at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road in Copley, at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this sale will be used to benefit club projects including scholarship funds for Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute, Crown Point Ecology Center, Habitat for Humanity and local school youth gardening programs.

For more information or a membership application, call Club President Arthur Britton at 330-836-2588 or Bob Bell at 330-673-3553 or visit the club’s website at www.ohiogardeners.org.

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