By Bonnie Plikaytis
Once again the folks of Big Canoe turned out in force to support the Wildflower Bunch (WFB) Plant Sale. Despite the cold temperatures and wind on Friday, shoppers were happily purchasing plants to enhance their gardens.
Peggy Dickey and her husband Dave were the official greeters for the event and offered a hot cup of coffee to take off the chill. WFB members were on hand to eagerly share their gardening experience with novice gardeners to provide an informed shopping experience.
As in the past few years, Whispering Springs Nursery was the most popular vendor enticing gardeners with their large variety of plants, whimsical fairy gardens, and beautiful container gardens. They selected unusual containers which made interesting plant presentations. Their variety of flowering trees was very popular among shoppers.
A new vendor this year was Night Song Native Plant Nursery from Canton. Owner Katy Ross brought a selection of hard to find native plants propagated using sustainable methods. Katy also shared her knowledge about the advantages of native plants and their influence on the ecosystem.
One of our long-time vendors, Eleanor Craig, from Fern Ridge Farms was not able to attend this year, but we look forward to having her back in 2018.
The Wildflower Bunch Garden Club thanks the Big Canoe community for their participation in the sale and making it a very productive endeavor. The WFB proceeds from the sale will be used to support community projects.