Feeling Lucky, Planters?

Looking forward to seeing you all at the 4th Annual Power of Flowers Project Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 4, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Tewksbury Senior Center

One of the features of our Plant Sales is the Raffle.  Every year we raffle off some wonderful garden-themed items and here are highlights from this year’s offerings:

Succulent Garden with Live Plants and “Friend.” This is a delightful succulent garden in a wooden planter with rope handles. Hidden among the 4 plants is an adorable little frog in a yoga pose perched on a rock engraved “Find Peace.”  Who wouldn’t find peace in this wonderful place?  The planter was created and donated by Sheila S., one of our long-time POFP volunteers, who says that the planter “requires a sunny spot.”  BONUS:  This item comes with a gift card from Cataldo Nurseries.

Patio Container Kit. Here’s a terrific reinforced ceramic patio container chock-a-block full of all you need to create your own container garden (except the plants of course).  Luckily, at the Plant Sale on May 4, you’ll have a wide variety of plants  to select  and buy.  This container was donated and filled by our own Joyce B., Power of Flowers founder.  There’s some top-notch potting soil, sturdy gardening gloves, a kneeling pad, a trowel, and other goodies all artfully arranged in a lovely, heavy container with a pleasing geometric design, complete with a drainage hole. BONUSThis item comes with a gift card from Lowes.

Yellow Floral Handmade Quilted Tote Bag and Goodies. A lovely quilted tote bag handmade in a yellow floral  fabric and blank journal (perfect for keeping gardening notes).  Mary G., POFP Volunteer, donated the tote; journal; and a soothing, scented candle.  The tote comes with other garden-themed goodies donated by POFP Volunteers Betty T. and Phyllis D., who is also the Plant Sale Co-chair.  Goodies include such things as a pretty umbrella, a Gardners’  magazine,  gardeners’ soap, and hand lotion. BONUS:  This item comes with a gift card from Target.

Blue Floral Handmade Quilted Tote Bag and Goodies. Here’s another lovely quilted tote bag handmade in a blue fabric and a blank journal (perfect for taking notes while you shop).  Mary G., POFP volunteer, also donated this tote; journal; and a soothing, scented candle.  The tote comes with other garden-themed goodies -donated by POFP volunteers Betty T. and Barb. M., who is also the Raffle Captain. Goodies include such things as a Gardners’ magazine, gardeners’ soap, and hand lotion. BONUS: This item comes with a gift card from Market Basket.

Swan Planter with Plants  and Swan Boat Tickets.  This item is definitely a favorite around here:  A lovely porcelain planter in the shape of a swan that comes  pre-planted with colorful plants and some ivy.  As if that weren’t enough, this item comes with Tickets for 2 to the Boston ‘s Iconic Swan Boats that have been delighting visitors to the Public Gardens for 140 years!  If you’ve never done this, you need to go.  After the 15-minute ride, stroll through the gardens and enjoy all the spring plantings.  This unique item was created and donated by Rita B., who, together with her husband Bob B., are long-time POFP supporters and volunteers.  BONUS: This item comes with a Landana Restaurant Gift  Certificate.

Wicker Bassinet with Hydrangeas.  We hinted at this lovely item in a previous post, but here are some details:  The Wicker Bassinet, which would make a terrific planter indoors or out, measures 21 inches wide X 34 inches long X 35 inches tall.  There are wheels on the legs, so your plants can easily follow the sun!  This pretty item comes with 3 gorgeous hydrangea plants and was donated by Barb M., a very active, long-time POFP Volunteer and Raffle Captain. BONUS: This item comes with a gift card from O’Connor Hardware.

Green Patina Butterfly and Bell  Mobile. More details on this artistry accent unique in style that was also donated by Barb M., another very active POFP Volunteer and the Raffle Captain.  The metal mobile measures 14 inches wide X 33 inches tall and will make a stunning decorative piece for your garden.  Gentle garden breezes make the butterflies flutter and the bells tinkle. BONUS:  This item comes with a gift card from Maxwells (formerly Agway).

Another Raffle Item: The lucky winner of this item wins a gift certificate to Lowes AND gift certificates to Home Depot.  Who can’t use that this time of year!!

REMEMBER:  Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day; and the Power of Flowers Project Plant Sale is a perfect opportunity to pick up something unique for someone special.

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