Get Ready to Plant

Sales scheduled for May

The Philipstown Garden Club has moved its annual plant sale to the Garrison Firehouse on Route 9, and on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., it will be selling organic vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, garden supplies and gifts. The club also will have baked goods, activities for kids, fresh flowers, raffles and members available to answer gardening questions. Ten percent of plant sales will benefit the Garrison and Haldane school gardens.

Haldane will hold a seedling sale on the blacktop at the school from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, to benefit its garden. It will include flowers, vegetables, assorted annuals and perennials and strawberry plants.

Common Ground Farm will hold its annual plant sale at Tito Santana Taqueria on Main Street in Beacon from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, offering vegetables, herbs and flowers. An order form can be downloaded from commongroundfarm.org.

In Brewster, the Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office on Saturday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It features heirloom and hybrid varieties of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and provide free soil pH tests (bring a two-cup sample). See putnam.cce.cornell.edu.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host its Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall. The selection includes plants that attract pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds. Many are also drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. See hhnm.org.


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