Mother’s Day plant sales start this weekend

Mother's Day plant sales start this weekend

Buy Photo Mother’s Day would not be complete without the gift of flowers. Good thing plant sales are sprouting up all over our area. But you don’t have to wait until May to shop, sales kick off this weekend. Check out our list and find a sale near you. Know of a plant sale not listed here? Email details to Michelle Almonte, April 28 Native Plant Sale A spring tradition, the big white tent on the grounds of Westchester Community College is a sure sign that the Native Plant sale is back. Selections at this year’s event include species from the center’s New American Cottage Garden including wildlife-attracting perennials, grasses, ferns, vines, shrubs, and trees. Pick up rare species or get tips from Native plant specialists, who will be on hand to answer questions or help with the best options for your garden. Go: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westchester Community College. Admission is free. Members of The Native Plant Center can enter at 9:30 a.m. Peekskill Rotary Cherry Blossom Festival, Plant Sale and Book Drive With so much going on at Peekskill Rotary’s combination of events (cherry blossom festival, plant sale and book drive), you’ll have a hard time fitting it all into one day. Shop a variety of plants and flowers at the plant sale, donate books (new or gently used for ages newborn-12) to the book sale, paint ceramic pots or enter to win prizes at a silent auction and raffle. Got kids? Bring them. They will find plenty to do, including participating in a poster contest and a variety of kids’ activities such as scavenger hunt, face painting, candle making and cherry tree trail tour. The book drive will benefit the Peekskill Rotary Golden Bookshelves project. Visit for more information. Go: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Peekskill Riverfront Green. Teatown’s annual plant sale takes place May 13. (Photo: Teatown) May 12 Teatown’s PlantFest Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support Teatown’s environmental education programs and the grounds of the privately-owned preserve. Celebrating its 27th anniversary, this year’s sale features annuals, mixed containers and baskets, rare perennials, native plants and wildflowers including bird and pollinator boxes. Want to start an edible garden? You’ll find a wide variety of herbs and vegetables, too. Take home gifts for mom, your kitchen or backyard from the many vendors offering everything from herbal vinegars, bird houses, pottery and more. Go: Shop early during First Pick: 4 to 7 p.m. May 11. Admission for First Pick is $20 and includes wine, music, small plates and craft beers; PlantFest: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission to PlantFest is free. Mediterranean food from Gyro Uno Foodtruck available for purchase. Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, Bartlett Arboretum Plant sale Sure you can shop a variety of perennials, shrubs, ferns, vines, grasses and more at this plant sale. But for a truly unique experience, take home tree saplings that are offshoots of original trees planted by Dr. Bartlett in the 1900s. […]