Editorial: Don’t forget the flowers this weekend

By on May 8, 2014

Looking to buy some flowers for Mother’s Day this Sunday? We know of a way in which you can get flowers while also helping out the Friends of the Town and Country Public Library. Hey, we’re all about multi-tasking here.

The Friends will host their annual plant fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 9, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10. If you’re interested in finding some fresh geraniums, gerbera daisies and tuberous begonias, you’re in luck—they’ll be available for a donation of $3.75 each, or three for $11.

The plant sale will take place indoors at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. If you want to pre-order your flowers, you can do so by stopping by the library or calling Joan Hansen at (630) 365-9217.

The fun won’t end there, either. The Friends of the Library will also hold a Gardener’s “Green Thumb” raffle through May 10. The featured deluxe garden cart was donated by Vicki McGuire of Elburn. The Friends also donated raffle items such as a combo pack of garden tools, large planter pots, rainbow straw hat, garden pad for potting plants indoors/outdoors, garden note cards, selected gardening books and much more. So not only will you be able to buy flowers from the Friends, but you might also come away with new tools to tend your garden.

Gardener’s Green Thumb raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The drawing will be held at noon at the library.

So there you have it. You can satisfy your Mother’s Day to-do list, support the Friends of the Library and possibly score some nifty gardening instruments, as well. Not a bad haul, if you ask us.

Good luck, and happy gardening.