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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide an update.
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