Plant sale to benefit Harvest of Talents

Send a link to a friend  Share

[June 15, 2017]  LINCOLN -  On Saturday, June 17, the garage and driveway at 528 Decatur Street will be a beehive of activity as daylily specialist and gardener, Judy Monts, and her professor husband, Bob, host the Monts’ Plant Sale to benefit world hunger.

The sale, which has become an annual event, is not your ordinary plant sale nor is Judy your average daylily gardener. Her longstanding passion for growing the lovely flowers became coupled with a passion for feeding the hungry a few years ago when she hosted her first plant sale, designating all of the proceeds be earmarked for hunger needs. Since that first one, all of the proceeds from each sale have become a part of the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger and are designated to feed hungry people worldwide through the ministry of International Disaster Emergency Service.

The Lincoln gardener traveled to the gardens of daylily growers in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas and Florida to acquire from hybridizers and she has also purchased plants from auctions held all across the United States. Her daylily collection has grown to include over 500 varieties, with some acquired at a cost of as much as $200.00.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of the sale is that each plant is offered for the bargain price of $5.00. Planting and growing tips are also offered to those in need of such. Many of the daylilies are not available at any other nursery in the Lincoln area.

[to top of second column]

Daylilies come in a variety of colors and have unique and playful names such as Purple Many Faces, Parade of Peacocks, Piaffe, and Chicks Dig It. These are among the varieties offered for purchase at the 2017 sale, along with hostas, widow’s tears, evening primrose, hardy geraniums and corkscrew grass, perennials also grown in the Monts’ gardens.

If you are looking for some unique and colorful additions to your home garden or for a special gift for a gardening friend you will not want to miss this sale.

Every penny raised at the Monts’ Plant Sale is destined to provide food,
both physical and spiritual, to those who lack nourishment and hope. If
the thumb of Judy Monts’ is “green”( as those who know her would attest),
then surely her heart must be made of gold.

We hope to see you at the Monts’ Plant Sale. Invite some friends to join
you. Empty your trunk to provide room for your purchases Every plant
purchased helps provide food for someone in need.

NOTE: Plants may be purchased prior to the June 17 sale if Judy has a sign out that she is working in her gardens. You may text her @217-855-8795 to determine her availability.

[Patricia Snyder]

Back to top