Garden Club stocks up at MSU plant sale

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

STARKVILLE — In between rain showers, cold weather and the best-laid
plans, the ladies of the Maben Home and Garden Club caravanned to the
Mississippi State University Horticulture Club annual plant sale on
April 5.

Wearing rain gear, comfortable clothes and walking shoes, the ladies
departed Maben early in the morning so they would have first pick of
the many, many plants offered to the public at this annual event.
Soon, the ladies had flats stacked around the checkout desk, awaiting
young lads and lasses to transport their purchases to distant parking

The really avid gardeners picked up their copy of the 2013 Spring
Edition of the Union County Green magazine, which is crock full of
things to do and places to go see, and people to listen do as they
demonstrate marvelous arrangements of floral design. It was a great
way to start a Friday morning. It was the good life.

After a two-hour break, the ladies resumed the monthly meeting at the
Starkville Café.

For some, this was a unique experience, filling out their orders amid
the hubbub of a busy morning uptown gathering place. Mrs. Polly
Miller delivered the devotion, which she took from Our Daily Bread.
Mrs. Anne Earnest was asked to bless the food. Soon, the club got
down to a quick business meeting.

After the usual reports the club, the president announced that if any
members had any programs that they would like hear or would like to
volunteer to serve as home hostess for the 2013-14 year to let her
know soon.

Mrs. Martha McMinn thanked the club for the beautiful condolence card
she had received.

The Yard of the Month Sign was placed for March in the yard of Johnny
and Marjorie Tenhet.

The monthly door prizes were donated by Martha McMinn and Marie
Pinnix. They were won by Barbara McCants, Anne Earnest, Pat Harpole
and Dottie Dewberry.

The ladies then adjourned until May 21, when they once again plan to
visit the MSU Rose Garden.