At a Glance for April 16, 2015

April 18 plant sale to benefit Fayette Cares

plant-sale-2Early birds get the best opportunities this Saturday at the Fayette Cares Plant Sale in Oakland. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and continues to 2:30 p.m. at First Citizens National Bank (in front of Kroger).

Organizers advise: Those who shop early, purchase early gift certificates, and start digging early will come away with free plants and gifts, top choices and beautiful gardens. The event includes gardening demos, a free inflatable bounce house and a flower planting station for children. For details, go online to

Bartlett City Beautiful slates popular plant sale April 24-26

flower-saleBartlett City Beautiful will have its annual plant sale April 24-26 at the corner of Stage Road and Whitten Road under the large tent (in front of Holliday Flowers). A variety of bedding plants, shrubs, colorful azaleas, hanging baskets and ornamental trees will be available at competitive prices.

Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to assist shoppers with planting ideas or answer questions about plants or planting needs.

This event is the commission’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds go back into the community to support the events and projects that City Beautiful does to keep Bartlett a beautiful place to live, work and shop. All sales are final.

Cash, checks and debit or credit cards are accepted. Hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Lakeland winery celebrates its grand opening

delta-blues-wineryHat’s off to one of Lakeland’s newest attractions, the Delta Blues Winery (6585 Stewart Road). City and county officials celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting this Monday. See the latest information on their website and on their Facebook page.

Look for a feature story on the new winery in the upcoming “Blanket Bartlett” edition of The Bartlett Express, to be published April 30.