Buzz: A view of the Clocktower — from above. Chieftains fall plant sale set. Silent auction at the library.

Buzz: A view of the Clocktower — from above. Chieftains fall plant sale set. Silent auction at the library.

 

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Here’s a different view of the Clocktower from local photographer George Lataif. Perhaps Rome’s most photographed landmark, you rarely if ever see it from this perspective.

 

Revive and replace your damaged trees, shrubs and other botanicals in the fall planting season with the beautiful choices at the Chieftains Museum Fall Plant Sale. The sale begins on Friday with orders being taken until Oct. 17. While not a replacement for the annual Herb & Plant Sale held each April at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, the Fall Plant Sale will give gardeners the chance to get a jump start on their landscaping by purchasing plants that are traditionally sown in autumn. Gardeners can choose flowering perennials from regional growers such as geranium, Lenten rose, Shasta daisy, purple coneflower and salvia. In addition, shrubs including azaleas, holly, aucuba, butterfly bush, and hydrangea can be purchased. This year’s sale also features varieties of ferns and grasses not included in last year’s selections. Orders of specific varieties can be filled with advanced notice. All plants must be pre-ordered and paid for between Sept. 2 and Oct. 17. Plants can be picked up at the museum on Friday, Oct. 28, or for a $25 charge, be delivered to your home. Free local delivery will be provided for all orders over $300.  All proceeds from the Fall Plant Sale will go directly to Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home to fund operations and programs at the museum, including the Major Ridge Demonstration Garden and other landscaping projects. For more: www.chieftainsmuseum.org or call (706) 291-9494.

The Friends of the Library is offering three new showcases in the latest Silent Auction.  The outside foyer showcase feature a “Decorative Arts, Architecture and Design” theme.  Both of the other showcases inside the Library near the doorway to the Friends Used Book Store contain “Antique/Vintage Books.”  All the Silent Auction items are from book donations to the Friends.  For a complete list of the books offered in the three showcases, please check the Library website, www.rome.shrls.org/friends-of-the-library. The Silent Auction will close Saturday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.  All proceeds help the library.

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