Plant Sale to benefit Harvest of Talents slated for May 6th
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[April 28, 2016]
- On Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to Noon, Judy Monts will be
hosting her 6th Annual Plant Sale at the Monts home, 520 Decatur
Street, Lincoln, to benefit the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.
The local gardener, who has a longstanding passion for daylilies,
will be offering 30-40 new varieties of daylilies at this year’s
sale which will be held just in time for Mother’s Day shopping.
Along with the daylilies a selection of hostas and other perennials
will also be available.
Many of the daylilies are varieties not available at local area
nurseries. Judy has spent as much as $175 for some plants purchased
direct from the hybridizer. Her search for the colorful flowers has
taken her to hybridizers in Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, and
Georgia, with the gardens of Georgia being her favorites. All of the
plants available at the Monts sale will be offered for the “you just
cannot beat it” price of $5.00 each. This is an opportunity to
purchase unique plants for a truly bargain price ~ and Judy offers
planting tips and advice to purchasers as well.
The local gardener has recently hybridized a new daylily that will
be sold at her 2017 sale, but which she would offer for sale this
year by request. The plant, not yet registered, is a bright orange,
and named “Dr. Bob” for her husband, Bob Monts, Associate Professor
of Christian Ministry, at Lincoln Christian University, who
anticipates receiving his Doctorate Degree later this year. When
asked why she chose a bright orange variety she smiled as she
cheered “Go Illini!”.
Among new acquisitions offered at the May 6 sale are “Riding into
the Sunset” and “Prince of Persia”, from Georgia gardens.
The local flower gardener coupled her passion for daylilies with her
passion for feeding the hungry some six years ago when she began her
plant sales to benefit the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.
Every penny raised at her sale will ultimately provide food for
hungry and hurting people somewhere around the world.
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The Monts plant sale is unique in that it offers purchasers the opportunity to
purchase beautiful daylilies, in a variety of lovely colors, to offer to family
and friends as gifts or to plant in their own gardens, while at the same time
providing funds to feed hungry people worldwide through the Harvest of Talents
Ministry. Mark your calendar now ~ you will not want to miss meeting this lovely
Lincoln gardener and purchasing some of her colorful plants that have indeed
been grown with love!
(Note: While the Monts Plant Sale is officially on May 6 ~ if you happen to
drive by earlier and catch her in her garden ~ early sales are possible!)
“Do not worry. Consider the daylilies of the field, how they grow, they
neither toil nor spin, and net I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed as one of these.” Matthew 8:28-29