Small Talk: Good things growing at Persephone sale
by Annette Maddox
Special to The Star
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If you listen very closely, amongst the sounds of birds chirping and wind gently blowing through the tender new leaves of spring, you’ll hear it: your yard, begging for your attention. Perhaps it’s been neglected and needs a little TLC, or maybe it just needs some color after a long winter’s nap. In any event, you (and your yard) are in luck — the Persephone Garden Club’s annual plant sale is right around the corner!

As in years past, the sale (slated for Friday, April 19) will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 1701 Henry Road in Anniston.

What can you expect to see at the sale? How about LOTS of flowering hanging plants, various types of ferns — including Macho ferns — along with Japanese maples, flowering geraniums, annuals, some ornamental perennials and even a few vegetable plants. So there’s no excuse for not giving your yard the love it needs. Besides, I’m pretty sure our yards like to accessorize and look pretty as much as we do.

At the plant sale you can also enjoy a free light lunch, courtesy of the Persephone Garden Club members, and you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous garden urn by purchasing raffle tickets.

Club president Rita Harris, plus Ann Reid (who has the huge task of selecting and purchasing all the plants for the sale) are heading up the event, with the help of committee chairs Saundra Lawson (invitations), Linda Zinn (food), Judy Jennings (décor), Wilma Brown (staging), Linda McCloud and Minetta Nunnery (cashiers), and Lauren Ward and Marjorie De Mille (publicity).

Expect great plants at great prices at this popular sale, which begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. You’ll feel even better knowing that your purchases will benefit not only your yard, but that profits from the sale will be given to Community Enabler and Meals on Wheels.

Go ahead — show your yard some love.

Museum hosts hat party

It’s a Derby hat try-on party, and all ladies are invited to the Anniston Museum of Natural History to see their beauty in fabulous fedoras and fascinators in fuchsia, forest green and 40 colors from the museum’s spring gardens. This free, fun hat happening is Tuesday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m., so drop by to play “dress up.” You’ll even be ready for the hat contest at the Museum’s Derby in the Gardens event on May 4, where you’ll see the two most exciting minutes in sports! And they’re off ...

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