Brigantine Garden Club

Our poinsettia sale is now in full swing, and we are taking presale orders by phone. Call our voicemail at 609-266-3685 to order your beautiful plants at discounted prices. You can drop off your check at a member's home, or you can mail a check made out to The Brigantine Garden Club to P.O. Box 53, Brigantine, NJ 08203.

The colors available are red, pink, white, and marbled. Preorder prices are: 4-inch plants for $4, 6-inch plants for $7, 8-inch plants for $16.50, and 10-inch plants for $26.50.

Some of the plans have changed since last week's column, so please take note of these new pickup times and location. Plants will be available for pickup 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Brigantine library and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 16 at the library.

On the pickup days, plants will be sold at the following prices: 4-inch plants for $5, 6-inch plants for $8, 8-inch plants for $18, and 10-inch plants for $28.

All proceeds benefit the good works of the Brigantine Garden Club. We are the ones responsible for planting and maintaining the entrance sign, the fountain, the front and the courtyard at the BCC, the pots on the seawall, two butterfly gardens, and all of the beds on the islands throughout the city. Your purchase helps us with these and other endeavors.

Why not pick up a plant or two to brighten your home? One would make a great gift for that special teacher. Need to say a special thank you to someone, or cheer up a lonely neighbor? How about one for grandmom? A hostess gift? The possibilities are endless.

Make someone happy and help keep Brigantine blooming all year round. Thanks.

Johanne Milnes, our own "Gardening Gamma," tells us that the students at North School are busy taking care of hibiscus and geraniums this year. Thanks to Linda Parisi for donating 15 hibiscus plants and Joan Finlay for the geraniums. Thanks to Dr. Jen Luff, Lisa Willows and Maria Di Domenico from the schools for supporting this project.

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Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." — John F. Kennedy

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