Reprinted from the High Country Press:
The Watauga County Annual Community Plant Sale took place last Saturday at the former Aunt Pymm’s Table Antiques location on Old U.S. Highway 421 S. in Boone. All proceeds from the sale benefited the Watauga County Democratic Party.
Each year hundreds of people attend the sale that is operated by dozens of volunteers. Pam Williamson, one of the sale’s organizers, said that somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 plants were sold and an estimated $25,000 was raised.
“It was huge,” Williamson said. “We were left with nothing but a couple of pots of asparagus.”
Just a few of this year’s “Featured Plants” included American Tupelos; heritage Nicotiana; Outhouse Hollyhocks; rare and specialty grafted Japanese Maples; Old Timey Snowball Bushes; Rain lilies; Old Spice Sweet Peas; Peruvian Daffodils; American Beauty Berries; Balsam; Hopi Dye Sunflowers; vegetable plants for container growing; and much more.
The sale also featured “Outdoor Garden rooms,” with vintage or modern garden furniture and accessories for sale as well as container gardens and herb baskets.