ELDORADO -- Beautiful weather and a bountiful selection made for a successful annual plant sale by the Eldorado Garden Study Club, its president said Wednesday.
"We opened at 7 a.m., and we sold a lot of plants in that first hour," President Carol Hines said. "We had about 2,000 plants, and we sold the majority of what we had during that time."
Club member Liz Garrett said plant and garden lovers inside the city and out look forward to the "truckload" plant sale each year.
"This is the 16th year we've done this, and people really like to come and buy our plants," Garrett said. "They mark the day on their calendars."
The past couple of years, sales were a little slower due to inclement weather the day of the sale.
Not so this year.
"We were very thankful we had a beautiful day for the sale," Hines said. "More people come out when it's a bright, sunny day."
Hines said she and other club members also were glad sales were brisk, because it's the only fundraiser the group has each year.
"We just do this one event, and the money we raise goes toward several projects," she said.
The club plants and maintains three flower gardens and pays for a college scholarship awarded annually with funds raised through the sale, she said.