Nothing says ‘I love you, mom’ quite like flowers. Good thing Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most popular times for plant sales. Check out our list and pick up a few varieties for mom or for your own garden.
Teatown’s PlantFest, May 13
If you’re stopping by Teatown to view the hundreds of native plant species at Wildflower Island during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour on May 13, you can’t miss the annual PlantFest, which is celebrating its 25th year, and will also be held on this date. Shop for unusual annuals, perennials, native plants, herbs and vegetables, and get expert advice on habitat, bee and butterfly attractors, combinations for mixed containers and nature friendly gardening. Complementary vendors will also offer everything from jewelry and ceramics to handmade wooden bowls and kayaks, farm-to-table produce, artisanal breads, herbal vinegars and bee creams – even knife and tool-sharpening. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. Early birds can shop 4-7 p.m. May 12. Admission is $20. Includes RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen small plates, wine, and local craft beer. 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, teatown.org.
Plant sale at Lyndhurst, May 13
Show your appreciation for mom by giving her the gift of live plants. The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms hosts this year’s sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Find unique plants for gardens and containers, score deer-resistant plants and get expert gardening advice as well as a raffle for a specimen tree. Admission is $5 per person. Greenhouse at Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org.
Friends of Lasdon plant sale, May 20-21
This annual sale is great reason to visit Lasdon, especially if you’ve never been. Hosted by the Friends of Lasdon for over 20 years, this huge sale offers a wide selection of plants, including popular varieties, harder-to-find annuals and colorful perennials. In addition to plants, shop for handmade gifts and garden accessories while learning valuable information about planning and planting a successful home garden from demonstrations and mini-seminars.
Shop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 21. A special preview…