Philipstown Garden Club Plant Sale on May 9

Set for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at North Highlands Firehouse

Celebrate Mother’s Day by buying plants that can save the monarch butterflies and bees at the Philipstown Garden Club’s Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Highlands Fire Department, 504 Fishkill Road (near Route 9) in Cold Spring.

The monarch population has dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record keeping began 20 years ago. You can help by planting native milkweed, the only plants that host the monarch caterpillars. At the sale will be two different types of native milkweed (orange and pink).

The bee population has also drastically declined due to colony collapse disorder. There will be many native pollinator plants that can help boost the bee population in addition to hosting other butterflies. The sale also includes popular member plants, annuals, herbs and vegetables.

Ten percent of all sales (minimum $10) from Haldane and Garrison school families will be donated to the respective school gardens.

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