Plant sale gets strong support

To the editor:

Thank you to all who supported the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Opening at 8 a.m., we sold out the plants before 11. Congratulations to Linda Mersch, who won the beautiful hanging geranium planter donated by Jeff Becker. Thanks to Becker Florists and Garden Center, the businesses who graciously allowed us to post fliers in their restaurants and stores, the Lions Club for making their facility available to us, The Messenger for publicity and all who purchased plants and related items.

Profits from our plant sale and annual Tour of Gardens (July 5) support many projects, including horticulture and landscape design scholarships, an Iowa Central scholarship, public landscaping in Fort Dodge (Armstrong and Oleson Parks), gardening books for the local library, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, the Iowa Arboretum at Luther, our local flower show and many more projects.

The entire garden club joins me in thanking you for your support. We’ll see you next spring and at the July Tour of Gardens.

Jan Krass

Publicity chair, Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club