Downtown plant sale to kick off annual Azalea Trail
Cook's Nursery, Dragonfly Nursery & Garden, Sutherlands, and Flora
Garden Club will be offering a variety of azaleas, perennials, houseplants and other choice ornamental shrubs and trees at the annual Azalea Plant Sale Saturday, March 14, on the downtown square.
The plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will mark the official start of the 2009 Nacogdoches Azalea Trail, which continues through the end of the month. Organizers say plant enthusiasts should come early for the best selection and bring a cart or wagon to transport plants.
"This is a great opportunity to find a wide variety of plants that perform well in this region," says Carole Nett, project chairman for Flora Garden Club. "Proceeds from the sale are put back into community garden projects for everyone to enjoy."
Plant vendors will be set up along Fredonia Street on the downtown square between Regions Bank and the Visitors' Center. Shoppers can park along nearby streets or in the large lot behind the bank. Home-baked goods, coffee and hot chocolate will be available at the sale.
Flora Garden Club will also sell raffle tickets for $1 (or six for $5) for a heavy-duty garden cart which is packed with gardening goodies donated by club members, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Cook's Nursery, Sutherlands and Dragonfly Nursery. The cart includes a soaker hose, Miracle Grow Shake and Feed, Miracle trowel, work gloves, garden loopers, butterfly wind chime, pruning sheers, pop-up tidy bag, shower wand, hummingbird feeder, weeder, tripod sprinkler base, gardening book and a bluebird house. The cart will be on display the week of the sale
at the Visitors' center, 200 E. Main St.
In addition to this year's plant sale, the Nacogdoches Main Street Program is sponsoring a sidewalk sale downtown from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Businesses will be offering a variety of specialty and unique items for sale.
To purchase tickets or get more information about the Azalea Plant Sale or other Azalea Trail Events, call the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 888-OLDEST-TOWN or visit www.nacogdochesazaleas.com.