Lois Cooper | Gravenhurst Horticultural Society

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Horticultural Society’s annual plant and bake sale takes place this Saturday, May 18.

The fundraiser will take place at the Opera House Square from 8:30 a.m. to noon — rain or shine.

Partial list of plants for sale: Tomatoes: Beefsteak, Mini Yellow Pear, Starfire, Earliana, Cherry and Tiny Tim.

The tomato plants are huge this year says member Lois Cooper. In 50 years of starting tomatoes, she has never seen plants grow so large so quickly. Some have even been blooming.

Other vegetables include: Peppers, Eggplant, Butternut Squash, Straight Neck Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Field Cucumber.

Annuals: Zinnias, Alyssum, Four O’clocks, Marigolds 12”, Crackerjack Marigolds 24”, Morning Glories, Geraniums, Tradescantia (Wandering Jew), Coleus, Calendula, Pink Lavatera, Purple Lavatera, Pink Stocks, Annual Asters, Ligularia

Canna lilies, Calla lilies, Dahlias

Perennials: Asters, Mums, Coreopsis, Sundrops, Liatrus, Echinacea, Butterfly Weed, Moon Flower, Shasta Daisy, and more.

Shrubs: Lilac, Orange Blossom, Euonymus

Partial list only.

It’s a bumper year for plants for sale by the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society this Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Also enjoy pies, pies, pies and other homemade baking.

This is the society’s only fundraiser each year. Funds are used to pay speakers for meetings open to everyone and to pay facility rent for meeting, storage and greenhouse space.

The next meeting is May 21 and the guest speaker, from Wild Flower Farm, will teach us to tame wild flowers.

And in June we will have a painting workshop led by Nancy Hunter. Lots of fun.

Please support the society by becoming a member for only $10 annually.

Memberships will be available at the sale.

Members may be active or supportive only.

The lovely Gravenhurst Horticultural Society garden on Muskoka Road at Main Street at the entrance to the downtown is tended by members all year.