May 22, 2010

Jump-starting their gardens

Scores of gardeners were lined up Saturday morning before the Potpourri Garden Club opened its annual sale of perennials grown by club members.

More than 8,000 plants were for sale -- and quickly snapped up.

The Potpourri Garden Club is made up of Racine gardeners who dig up their own plants, growing in their own yards, pot them and sell them every May. Proceeds from this annual fund-raiser are spent on scholarships for students, labs at local schools, plant books for the Racine Public Library and horticultural speakers. Club members also maintain flower beds at the Racine Zoo.


  1. Wonderful sale as usual! The plants are great and such deals can't be beat! You also have expert help from gardeners who care!

  2. Great sale, and the money is used for good causes. They need to do this sale twice a year. Many people had to leave the line it was soooo long. :( Who knew there was so much demand?

  3. Do they need containers? I have a few that I would be willing to donate for next year, but would love to get them out of my garage sooner rather than later.