The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 9, 2003


Bargain shopping at local plant sales

It's time to plant, and local nurseries offer a variety of possibilities. But before you take out a second mortgage to support your gardening habit, consider visiting some plant sales sponsored by local garden clubs and other non-profit organizations. Labeling can be haphazard, but bargains abound. And best of all you're getting a healthy plant from a good home, with no need for guesswork as to whether your "find" will survive under local conditions.

If you can't wait for our own Carlisle Garden Club Garden Tour and Plant Sale (mark your calendars for Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June14), the following are some recommendations for the coming week, listed chronologically.

Lyman Estate Herb Sale

185 Lyman Street, Waltham

Wednesday, May 7 through Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1-781-893-7232, ext. 244

Concord Garden Club Plant Sale

Middlesex Bank lawn at Concord Visitors Center

Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Acton Garden Club Plant Sale

Acton Center Green

Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to noon

Herb Plant Sale

Elm Bank Horticultural Center

900 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley

Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Concord-Carlisle High School Plant Sale

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Westford Plant Sale

Fellowship Hall, Westford Center

Friday, May 16, noon - 3 p.m.


Unitarian Church of Bedford

Bedford Town Common

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Do you have a favorite local plant sale? E-mail me at and I will provide an update.

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