2021 Annual Plant and Baked Goods Sale is now closed. Thank you for your support! We hope you enjoy all the items you bought from our on-line store. All funds raised from this event are used to support our on-going efforts at the United Church of Hinesburg to build a more just, loving, and sustainable world through acts of fellowship, community service, and joyful worship.
All orders will be ready for pick-up on Saturday May 8th in the church parking lot located at
10570 Route 116
Hinesburg, Vermont 05461
We’ll be there between 9AM and 1PM. Be assured we are taking the necessary COVID precautions including wearing masks.
Here's more information about your plants:
If you bought annuals, we would recommend they be planted after all danger of frost is passed or covered if the temperatures threaten to go low.
The perennials that you purchased at the UCH Plant Sale have been recently dug from area gardens and potted in a mixture of garden soil and peat moss. They should be planted into your gardens in the very near future. As long as they stay in the pots, make sure to keep them moist. A huge thank-you to Steve Wisbaum at Champlain Valley Compost who again this year donated the garden soil!
Here are a few planting tips:
- In general, plant these perennials to the depth that they are planted in their pots. An exception to this might be hosta, baptesia, daylilies, and peonies which have large root systems. After we pot them and water them, the soil has sometimes settled so they could be planted somewhat deeper. If any of these show white or their root shows above the soil line, do plant them a little deeper.
- KEEP THEM WELL-WATERED! They should be kept moist for the first several weeks to allow them to get their roots established in the ground.
- Try to plant them in areas of your gardens that match with the sun/shade needs listed on our on-line store. If you don’t have access to this, google the plant name and find out what the plant prefers/tolerates in regards to sun/shade.
- Some of the plants that you buy may have very little growth yet visible. Be assured that they all have good root systems and should come on well over the next few weeks. Certain plants just stay dormant longer.
- It is usually preferable to plant your new plants into your garden on cloudy or rainy days to let them begin to get established before they have to deal with bright sunshine.
- If you bought a peony, they would do the best if you set them into your garden in the pots that they are now planted in and then take them out of their pot and plant into your garden in the fall.
- Have fun. Enjoy the colors and textures that your new plants add to your gardens. Spread the beauty!
On a final note:
We would appreciate the return of the pots your plants came in if it is convenient for you. They can be returned anytime and put by the back door of our church.
Getting pots back and not having to buy more for next year helps us keep our expenses down, and supports our "reduce, reuse, recycle" philosophy.
Please Mary Eddy Stewart @ firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for updates.