Kennett plant sale set for April 25
By Steven Hoffman
One way to get a great start on spring planting is to visit the 50th Annual Kennett Beautification Plant Sale at the Genesis Walkway on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking is free. The sale will include a variety of plants -- annuals and perennials for sun and shade, herbs for the kitchen, vegetables for home farming, plants to attract butterflies, unusual specimens, and plants grown and dug by garden club members and members of the community. The sale will also feature a local grower of dahlias.
The Kennett Square Beautification Committee was founded in 1965 by Kennett resident and director of Longwood Gardens, Everitt Miller, with volunteers from the Four Seasons Garden Club, the Spade & Trowel Club, the Seedlings, the Unionville Garden Club, as well as residents from the community. As part of this Jubilee Celebration, there will be planted containers and hanging baskets for sale as well as the “Merchant Wheel of Fortune” prizes. The money raised at the plant sale benefits spring, summer, and fall barrel-planting in the Kennett Square historic district and neighborhood street tree-planting.