Gardening is something new that I am exploring this year. I actually started out of necessity. My new home looked like it could have used a flower or two to help with its curb appeal so I started off with these peonies and one fern. The next thing I knew, there were two ferns, quite a bit more peonies, lots of hostas (some pilfered from my mom’s house) and now also other plants. I’ve actually learned quite a bit in the few weeks that I have been doing this. There are annuals and perennials (which have a longer shelf life and are better if you are trying to build a better garden). There were also sun loving and shade loving plants for various zones of my property and ones that were a mixture of both.
It’s been an interesting experience that takes dedication (you have to tend to the plants in some way (e.g. watering, weeding) everyday. I have also found it quite relaxing. Yes, it has also added some curb appeal and interest to my home and I am itching to plant more. Plants are not for frugal pockets, however. Those little suckers add up. This is why I am really excited about the number of plants sales that are popping up around the state of Connecticut this weekend. Here is a list that I compiled through events listed on Facebook and Eventbrite.
May 20 (Sat) West Hartford Garden Club Annual Plant Sate 9 Am to 3:00 PM. Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT
May 20 (Sat) East Windsor Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 9 AM – 12 pm The Golden Gavel Plaza, 140 North Road, E. Windsor, CT
May 20 (Sat) 9 am to 1 pm Greens Farms Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale at the Gazebo on Sherman Green in the center of downtown Fairfield. greensfarmsgardenclub.org Southbury, CT
May 20 (Sat) 8:30 am to 12 pm Ledyard Garden Club’s Plant Sale at Ledyard Congregational Church. ledyardgardenclub.org
May 20 (Sat) 9 am to 1 pm Simsbury Garden Club Plant Sale at Simsbury Farms Rink in West Simsbury. The annual fund-raiser will feature a tag sale of yard and garden items. For more info, go to simsburygardenclub.org
May 20 (Sat) 8:30 am. Manchester Garden Club spring Plant Sale Community Baptist Church Parking Lot. 585 East Center Street Manchester (by the Green).
May 20 (Sat) 9 am Spring Garden Club Annual Plant Sale! Springfield Museums. 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA 01103
May 20 (Sat) 9 am Garden Club of Madison – 9 am – 2pm Annual Plant Sale Deacon John Grave House, Route 1 in Madison
May 20 (Sat) Southbury SCG 17th Annual Spring Plant Sale. Town Green Gazebo on Main Street 9 am – 1 pm. http://southburygardenclub.org/PlantSale.html
May 21 & 28 (Sun) 2 to 2:30 pm Dan Furman will lead a garden walk at Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston to discuss what they’re growing and what’s in bloom. Limited to 20 people. treepeony.com
May 21 (Sun) 10 am to 4 pm Garden Conservancy Open Day at 12 Bayberry Lane in Greenwich. $7. gardenconservancy.org