The Easton Garden Club has a history of giving back to the community. Stories of members decorating the town date back to the year it was founded in 1938. Easton’s small-town charm is timeless as is the club’s dedication to spreading some holiday cheer! Going on now until Nov, 21, the Wreath & Poinsettia Sale funds activities that benefit our Easton Community.
While you drive around town in December, be sure to look at the town’s landmark buildings. Easton Garden Club members start with the Easton Public Library and head across the street, placing fresh pine wreaths with their brilliant red bows on the Town Hall building.
They then spread out to Easton EMS, Easton Volunteer Fire Company, the Senior Center, Adam’s schoolhouse, and more. The large potted planters also receive special touches with seasonal greens.
Simultaneously, Easton Garden Club members hand deliver poinsettias to seniors in need for the holidays. Thank you to Dan Simonelli, our Easton Municipal Agent/Social Services Coordinator, for providing us with this important list of appreciative seniors. We are always humbled by the “thank you” letters that start pouring in, sharing stories of connection and gratitude for this gift of joy during the holidays.
Each year we host our Wreath & Poinsettia Sale to fund these activities that benefit our Easton Community. Please consider placing an order. The online catalog of what the Easton Garden Club is offering this year can be found here: www.eastongardenclubofct.org/wreathsale. The sale is open until Nov. 21 for pre-paid order and scheduled curbside pickup on Nov. 29 between 1 to 6 p.m. at the Easton Public Library community room courtyard.
Some of the items available for purchase include: Double-sided Wreaths (undecorated), White Pine Roping, Poinsettias (multiple colors and sizes) decorative Holiday Logs and Winter Seed Sowing Kits.
For those who are new to winter seed sowing it is a wonderful gardening activity for children and adults alike. To make your garden more pollinator friendly simply toss these “seed bombs” into your existing flowerbeds, fields, or place into pot or planter. These hard-to-find Native Ecotype Seed Ball Truffles or “Seed Bombs” make wonderful gifts for the Holidays.
Each kit comes with planting instructions and support from our Conservation Committee Easton Pollinator Pathway project members who hand roll the seed bombs.
For those interested in being a part of the pollinator pathway project you can take the pledge and proudly share your efforts to help our native pollinators thrive by purchasing an Easton Pollinator Pathway Yard sign.
As always, your orders are greatly appreciated. We ask for your kind support in helping us get the word out about the Wreath & Poinsettia Sale going on now through Nov. 21! Visit us at www.eastongardenclubofct.org for more information about who we are and what we do.
Founded in 1938, the Easton Garden Club’s purpose is to increase interest in gardening among membership and the community and to advance practical knowledge in the culture and care of plants, shrubs, trees, birds, and wildflowers. The club is concerned with open space in the community and works to protect the environment and improve the quality of life in Easton through contributory and charitable activities. The Easton Garden Club is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.