Our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Garden Fair was this past Saturday, May 13. Members arrived at Greenburgh Nature Center on Friday morning to set up. Perennial plants were carefully arranged on tables and benches by growing condition: sun, shade, or both. All native plants were marked.
In the greenhouse, our growers arranged and priced the annuals they’d lovingly tended all winter.
The buyers arrived promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday, as advertised.
They bought by the wheelbarrow-full.
Happy to tote their purchases to their cars.
They bought by the boxful.
Plants, of course, were for sale, and bespoke Garden Club of Irvington aprons and Garden Journals, too, featuring original photography and botanical art by our members.
Should coleus be planted inside or outdoors? What about on a sunny windowsill. At our plant sales, customers always get expert garden advice from members including Renee Shamosh, club co-president (left) and Dori Ruff, greenhouse chair (right).
Customers brought their children.
Who helped them choose native and shade-loving perennials outdoors and colorful annuals from the greenhouse.
Some kids painted a special pot for their lucky Mom.
The cashiers carefully rang up the purchases.
The Greenburgh Nature Center staff was incredibly gracious and helpful.
And just like that… the whole greenhouse was empty. And so were the tables and benches that had displayed so many beautiful perennials.
We’re already planning what went fastest and what to grow for next year. Remember, be here the day before Mother’s Day at 9 a.m. sharp. In the meantime, keep visiting this site for news of our activities and public events, including illustrated talks by experts on conservation and horticulture designed to benefit you, your garden, and our communities.
Kudos to the committee, who handled all aspects of planning and setup—everything from ordering unusual native perennials to ensuring that credit-card processing would go smoothly. L-R: Deb Flock, Cena Hamptden, Alix Dunn (executive director of the Greenburgh Nature Center), Cathy Ludden, Anne Myers.