Spring is here and the Warren Garden Club is here to help.
The club’s annual plant sale is set for Saturday, May 14 at General Joseph Warren Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“All plants will be individually priced and identified with their name and care needs,” said Rebecca Ryan. “Information will be available on garden basics, pollinator gardening, starting seeds, lasagna gardening, beneficial insects and more.”
It can be overwhelming knowing where to start now that the snow has – hopefully – gone.
“It’s always helpful to start with a list of vegetables, annuals and perennials you’ll need for your garden this season,” Ryan explained. “Check your gardening journal from last year to see how many plants you’ll need. If you don’t have a gardening journal, resolve to start one this spring.
In the absence of the journal, photos of the garden and plant containers from last year can serve the same purpose.
“This will give you an idea of what you need”, she says. “Don’t forget the perennials. They can enter the perennial boundary right now.
The sale will also include several areas of interest – indoor plants, a vegetable garden and a garden flea market.
“You may have something at home that needs replacing or you may find something new to add to your collection,” Ryan said from the indoor plant section. “Our experienced gardeners will be on hand to advise you on the sun and watering needs of your new plant.”
The vegetable garden includes “herbs and edible flowers” that “will add flavor and color to your summer menu.”
The flea market, she added, is always a popular section.
“You’ll be sure to find that perfect little sign, interesting antique tool or lightly used garden book”, said Ryan. “Flea market items will not be priced but will be sold by donation.”
Proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit the Warren Garden Club Scholarship Fund. They encourage anyone with gardening questions to feel free to ask.