Garden club plant sale brings in funds for local projects

Members of the Port St. Joe Garden Club spent all year propagating their hardiest plants, then potting and sorting them to be ready for sale.

On Saturday morning, bundled in layers to face the chilly weather, they arranged the plants on the historic St. Joseph Catholic Mission Church’s lawn in neat rows, clearly labeled and priced between $1 and $10, depending on the size and variety. 

All of the prep work is part of the garden club’s annual plant sale, their largest annual fundraiser, which brings in money to support the garden club’s efforts in the community, including their upcoming landscaping efforts in downtown Port St. Joe, a bed at the community garden and scholarships for local students.

Bushels of thanks to all of the folks that shopped at the PSJ Garden Club’s Plant Sale and to all of the dedicated garden club members that contributed time, energy, and goods,” the organization wrote in a Facebook post following the event. 

“Proceeds will be directed back into the community through educational outreach, local beautification projects, scholarships and maintenance of Blue Star markers that honor US military personnel.”

By the time the afternoon set in, most of the plants had been sold.

“There were people here right at 8 a.m. when we opened,” said Susan Wozniak. “The lawn was completely full this morning.”

For more information about the Port St. Joe Garden Club, their plant sale or their efforts in the Gulf County community, visit their Facebook page at or email [email protected].

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.