Bud n’ Bloom raises funds for Literacy Volunteers

The Bud n’ Bloom Garden Club enjoyed a warm, sunny weekend in May for its very successful plant sale held for the benefit of the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County.

In addition to the sale of perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs, the club members offered garden tours of the Deakins’ gardens and succulent wreath and arrangement demonstrations. They also offered container garden demonstrations.

Literacy Volunteer members worked alongside garden club members to furnish gardening suggestions and speedy service.

The Bud n’ Bloom Garden Club sincerely appreciates the help from the OBSERVER and all those who spread the word about the sale. They would also like to express their appreciation to the community for its overwhelming support of this annual event.

Lottery tickets were sold for four plants generously donated by local nurseries. A white dogwood tree donated by Glen Acres Nursery was won by Mark Coyle of Dunkirk.

Mike’s Nursery of Lakewood donated a ready-to-bloom yellow knock-out rose bush, won by Mary Margaret Fogarty of Fredonia.

A fully-bloomed red azalea bush was donated by Westfield Nurseries. Deb Rozumalski of Dunkirk was the lucky winner.

M & R Greenhouses of Sheridan donated a beautiful purple-flowered hanging basket which was won by Minda Rae Amiran of Fredonia.

None of this would have been possible if not for the generous greenhouse space donated by the wholesaler Deb Kwasniewski of Taylor Greenhouses in Portland. This is where members plant seeds in the winter and later transplant them into larger containers, and where they are kept safe from cold weather until the spring plant sale.

Garden club members are currently planting flowers at the Barker Library and supplying floral bouquets for the summer months.