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

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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