Saturday's sunshine made for a picture perfect day to celebrate the 50th annual Talahi Plant sale in Knoxville.

Visitors had an opportunity to browse the selection at Lakeshore Park. The Knoxville Garden Club and the Garden Study Club hosts the event each year, and members there grow those plants in their own gardens.

Each year, all proceeds from the sale benefit local organizations with ties to nature. In 2013, organizers raised $35,000 -- and hoped to reach $50,000 during their 2014 sale.

"We are gardeners at heart and we love to support the other areas in Knoxville that have that same purpose," said Kelly Nystrom, Chair for the Talahi Plant Sale.

"That is why we like to support them and do this sale."

Those beneficiaries include: Blount Mansion, Dogwood Arts Festival, Foothills Land Conservancy, Friends of the Great Smokey Mountains, Friends of the UT Gardens, Ijams Nature Center, Knox County Library's McClung Collection, KGC Brunner Scholarship Endowment, Knox Youth Sports, Knoxville Museum of Art, Legacy Parks Foundation, Old Gray Cemetery, Knox Youth Sports, and Random Acts of Flowers.

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