I want to let you in on a secret.

One of my favorite things to do in May is to poke around and shop some of the local garden club plant sales. Usually held around Mother’s Day, they’re a wonderful opportunity to chat with fellow gardeners, pick up tips and techniques, and to learn about both heirloom and new varieties. It’s also terrific way to pick up organically grown seedlings for the kitchen garden, and to fill in my perennial borders with native plants and shrubs.

From humble beginnings, and through adding to my beds this way, I’ve amassed quite a collection of plants over the years. I love what a gorgeous, impactful statement they make and knowing that my purchases help support local conservation efforts in my community.

Check your local newspaper for what plant sales are happening in your area!

Happy Hunting & Gardening!

Love, Nora

If you live in the Newtown, Connecticut area, here are a few of my faves:

The Horticulture Club of Newtown (CT)

Gardening Gurus Trade & Swap

Dickenson Park, Newtown, CT

Under the pavilion, rain or shine.

Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 10:30am

The Westport Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale

Great Lawn at Saugatuck Congregational Church

245 Post Road, East

Westport, CT 06880

Friday, May 12 th, 2017 from 9:30 to 1:30

Rain or shine

Wilton Garden Club

78th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Wilton Town Green

101 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897

Friday, May 12th from 12:00 to 6:00pm

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 to 2:00pm

Dogwood Festival at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Includes a Plant & Garden Boutique

1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

May 12 th & 13 th (Fri & Sat) 10:00-5:00pm

May 14th (Sun) 12:00 to 5:00

Redding Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Redding Historical Society

34 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT

Saturday, May 13 th 9:00 to 1:00pm Rain or Shine

The Ridgefield Garden Club Ballard Greenhouse Plant Sale

Ballard Park (In the rear of the park)

485 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Friday, May 12th from 9:00 to 2:00pm

Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 2:00pm

Rain or Shine

And if you miss these, or still want more, attend the following weekend:

The Garden Club of Brookfield’s Annual Plant Sale

The Brookfield Library

182 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804

Saturday, May 20th from 8:00 to Noon

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