Motherhouse readies for first-ever Spring Flower & Plant Sale

April 27, 2016 by

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Motherhouse gardener Lyle Pounds has the greenhouse chockful of flowers, plants and baskets that will be available for sale May 7.

 

For the first time ever, the Sisters of St. Joseph are having a Spring Plant Sale, featuring plants, flowers and herbs grown in the Motherhouse greenhouse by gardener Lyle Pounds.

Along with the plants and flowers, there will be hand-painted pots, signs and other garden art created by Development Office staff and several sisters.

Development Director Holly Brown, left, and assistant Ambria Gilliland take over a Motherhouse garage to hand-paint flower pots and garden signs for the May 7 sale.

Development Director Holly Brown, left, and assistant Ambria Gilliland take over a Motherhouse garage to paint flower pots and garden signs for the May 7 sale.

And, since the annual Manna House of Prayer Garage Sale was scheduled for the same date, the sisters and staff there decided to move all those items to the Motherhouse so shoppers can browse everything at one.

The extravaganza will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Motherhouse, 13th and Washington streets in Concordia.

“We wanted to try something that hadn’t been done before,” said Holly Brown, director of the sisters’ Development Office. “And Lyle was completely on-board with the idea.”

So Brown, development assistant Ambria Gilliland and Pounds have spent time throughout the winter and into this spring getting plants started and growing. Those available include geraniums, marigolds, cone flowers, orchids, bedding plants, hanging baskets and a variety of herbs.

Brown and Gilliland have been creating hand-painted pots and other containers, and working with the Motherhouse maintenance crew and several sisters to design garden signs and other yard art.

All the proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph and their ministries, while garage sale proceeds support Manna House programs, including the Helping Hands emergency assistance fund.

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