Plant and bake sale benefits Westminster West Library

WESTMINSTER WEST — The Westminster West Library, 3409 Westminster West Rd., hosts its annual plant and bake sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizers say this year's featured plant is Rudbeckia goldsturm, commonly known as black-eyed Susan. This hardy perennial blooms on sturdy stalks, producing a golden burst of 3–4 inch daisy-like yellow flowers with large seed heads from late July through September. It is an excellent cut flower for a fall bouquet.

In perennials, they will have peonies, daylilies, hosta, phlox, echinacea, Shasta daisy, creeping geranium, Jacob's ladder, ground phlox, false Solomon's seal, lupine, lamb's ear, columbine, goat's beard, Dutchman's breeches, rhubarb, wild ginger, forget-me-nots, iris, sedum, lady's mantle, coreopsis, lily of the valley, astilbe, creeping ranunculus, allium, and “many others we don't know the names of! Come be surprised.”

In herbs, they will have mojito mint, thyme, oregano, lemon balm, chive, catmint, feverfew, and lovage, while the shrubs and trees on offer include Annabelle hydrangea, lilac, mock orange, Norway spruce, balsam fir, rosa rugosa, forsythia, fantail pussy willow, black current, and more.

“All our plants are carefully sourced to be pest-free,” they said. “They are field-grown, hardy, weed-free specimens, potted with love and care. Come early for best selection and get homemade wonderful baked goodies.”

Most pots range from $5 to $15 each, and they will give a discount for volume - buy more, save more. All proceeds from the sale go to the Westminster West Library.

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