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!
If you live in the Newtown, Connecticut area, here are a few of my faves:
Gardening Gurus Trade & Swap
Dickenson Park, Newtown, CT
Under the pavilion, rain or shine.
Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 10:30am
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
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
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 Historical Society
34 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT
Saturday, May 13 th 9:00 to 1:00pm Rain or Shine
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 Brookfield Library
182 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Saturday, May 20th from 8:00 to Noon