Honor your mother with a beautiful plant
If your love for your mom blossoms and blooms like the sweetest rose, check out the Mother's Day plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday May 19, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday May 20 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (OLBS). All proceeds from the plant sale directly benefit OLBS. This year's plant and flower sale is being coordinated by Renna Snuze,
“Everybody needs flowers for their gardens, and anything to raise money for the school is a good thing,” said Snuze. “And with the churches combined, we’re hoping for people to buy more and raise more money, because it’s expensive having that Catholic education. Any little bit can help.”
Snuze is a Depew resident with two children attending OLBS. She recently underwent emergency gall bladder surgery, but that hasn't held Snuze back from taking care of business.
"I got ahold of Spoth Farms and Greenhouses, let the maintenance guys know, sent out flyers to parents, let the church people know so they could put it in the bulletin and say something off the pulpit, but the plants still aren’t ready yet,” Snuze said of her busy days of planning. "We are picking up plants at the beginning of May.”
Snuze has volunteered at the Mother's Day plant sale for the last two years, and this year is her first year running it.
The sale will offer annuals (plants that flower once per season), perennials (which come back the following year once the season is done), petunias, impatients, vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers, ferns, Swedish ivy, hanging baskets, pansies… a whole variety basically, with something for all different tastes.
“I love vegetables; to me the best is the vegetables," Snuze said. "Watching them grow from a seedling, and having them turn to food and eating them. Putting the tomatoes and cucumbers in your salad is fun, and the kids want to go out in the garden and water it and it’s educational.”
Gift certificates will be sold after masses, in any denomination, starting April 29. You can purchase a gift certificate for your mom and she can pick out any type of flower or plant she wants, instead of the gift-giver trying to guess her tastes. Certificates will be sold all the way up to the weekend of the sale. Or the certificates can be left in the school office. Call Snuze at 400-8612, and she can get them to you.
“Every woman loves flowers, even if they say they don’t,” Snuze said. “Your curb appeal is nice, and you can have a nice garden in the backyard. Usually you plant after Memorial Day because of Buffalo’s crazy weather, so this gives you a chance to pick out your flowers.”
So pluck up a colorful, vibrant bloom for your mum – why not say how you feel with the help of flowers? They always seem to say just the right thing.