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Nov. 12, 2019 | Tuesday
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NOTL Horticultural Society: Flower power

 

Saturday was filled with plant sales in Niagara-on-the-Lake, just in time for Mother’s Day.

In Virgil, the NOTL Horticultural Society held its annual plant sale fundraiser at the Meridian Credit Union Arena, drawing a lineup of about 60 people before it even started. Plants were advertised at a fraction of nursery prices, however similar-sized tomato plants were selling at Horbach’s on Concession 2 for $1.35.

VanNoort Florists also had a coffee vendor outside for those looking for a high-quality brew on their travels.

In Old Town, St. Mark’s held a spring gardening sale, which offered a variety of gardening tools and a selection of plants for a fraction of store prices. A high-quality hose on a spindle sold for $12.50. The sale was helped out by students from the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.

Also in Old Town, residents on Mary Street held their own sale in front of their yard with plants from their nursery. They said they do it every year on Mother’s Day weekend as a little gift to the community.

All around NOTL there were garage sales with people clearing out old tools for the spring, offering up deals for the keen gardener.

All in all the smell of summer was in the air.

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