The Tenth Life annual plant sale fundraiser is coming up to take your mind off of the cold! Thinking about spring planting gives you something to look forward to; by placing your order now, you’ll be all ready to go in May! The Tenth Life always keeps a copy of your previous year’s order, so this will help you if you choose to order the same plants this year.
The Tenth Life is Dayton’s largest no-kill cat (and a few dogs!) shelter, and their annual plant sale is one of their biggest fundraisers. All of the plants are supplied by our local Furst nursery, and a huge selection of flowers (both annuals and perennials), vegetable plants, herbs, and hanging baskets; mixed flowering pots and patio pots are also available. Furst asks that orders be in to The Tenth Life – with payment – by March 14 in order to accommodate their plant-growing requirements; in exchange, Furst gives The Tenth Life an early-order discount which The Tenth Life passes on to you (for example, 3 tomato plants will cost you a total of $1.75! You can’t beat that).
Please see the order form (scroll down to page 9) for the vast selection of plants and their prices. If there is a plant that you want that is not listed, please contact The Tenth Life at (937) 376-5550 and they will check with Furst and get back to you with the availability and price of your desired plant(s).
Additional order forms can be downloaded from The Tenth Life web site or you can call them and they will send you extra forms. If you miss the March 14 deadline, The Tenth Life will have two to three thousand dollars’ worth of extra plants on hand for your shopping convenience.
Plants will be available for pickup beginning at 4:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015 – just in time for Mother’s Day! You can complete your Mother’s Day shopping and help raise funds for the shelter at the same time. The hours for pickup on subsequent days are 4 to 7 p.m. weeknights, 10:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday. If you absolutely cannot come during these hours, call The Tenth Life at (937) 376-5550, and they will make arrangements to accommodate your schedule.
Not sure exactly what to get your loved one for Mother’s Day? The Tenth Life offers flower gift certificates that you can present to anyone who loves plants and flowers. The recipient can come to The Tenth Life on May 5 to pick out their own plants, and the items will already be paid for. The recipient will be delighted, and the cats will benefit even more with the sale of more flowers! If you have any questions about the plant sale, please call (937) 376-5550 during The Tenth Life’s hours of operation.