Spring flower sales precede Easter

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Connecticut - posted Tue., Apr. 2, 2013
A gorgeous hydrangea is offered for sale at the Andover fire house on March 30. Photos by Melanie Savage.
A gorgeous hydrangea is offered for sale at the Andover fire house on March 30. Photos by Melanie Savage.

All over the state in the days leading up to Easter Sunday, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other traditional spring flowers started to make an appearance in parking lots and along the sides of major roads.

In Hebron, it was fire cadet Cody Porter’s responsibility this year to oversee the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Easter flower sale. By late Saturday morning (the sale begins the Thursday before Easter), the display was already growing thin.

“I expect that we’ll sell out before the end of the day,” said Porter. Porter said that he’d already sold almost 400 plants, procured from local grower Woodward Greenhouses, out of Chaplin.

In Andover sales were slower, but still brisk. Volunteers said that they often sell out by Saturday afternoon, though the sale officially runs through Easter Sunday. Andover flowers are procured from local business Cropley’s Garden Center, out of Bolton.

This year’s proceeds were slated for a special project - the Andover Volunteer Fire Department’s 75th anniversary parade, scheduled for June 22.  See the department’s website at http://www.andoverfire.org/ for more information as the date gets closer.


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