A few spring plant sales coming up

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The scene at last year's cooperative extension plant sale

Now that we're into May, plant sale season will soon be here. Here are a few good ones coming up, if you're in the process of garden planning:

Cornell Cooperative Extension
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County's annual Garden Education Day is Saturday, May 17 from 9 am-1 pm at the cooperative extension facility in Voorheesville. Master gardeners will be there for tours and advice, but the big draw is the plant sale.

We went to the sale last year and it was bananas. People were lined up waiting to get in before the sale started. Inside there were a bunch of plants -- like heirloom tomato seedlings and other garden favorites -- at good prices. And many of the tables were staffed by gardeners who could answer questions.

Based on our experience last year, it's a good idea show up at (or before) the start and to have in mind what you're looking for -- because if you browse too long, you'll miss out.

Capital District Community Gardens
That same day is the Capital District Community Gardens' spring plant sale in Troy from 9 am to 1 pm. It will have "unique varieties of perennials, heirloom tomatoes, a wide selection of veggies." We've also shopped this sale in the past and we were able to score good plants. (It's also wasn't quite the scene of the of the cooperative extension sale.)

The sale is at CDCG's Produce Project farm on 8th Street, between Eagle and Hutton. Proceeds benefit CDCG programs.

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Don't miss the Native Plant Sale at Thacher Park!

Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 10am – 3pm: Native Plant Sale at Thacher Park Overlook

Everyone wants a garden that takes care of itself! Come explore “Easy Care Natives” at our annual plant sale. Many are deer resistant, drought tolerant, cold tolerant as well as adaptable to a wide range of soil types and moisture. Discover new species of easy to grow natives not previously offered.

Call 872-0800 for more information. http://www.friendsofthacherpark.org/pages/events.pdf

Also, Sunday, May 18 is the Siberian Iris & Perennial Sale in Delmar (Main Square Shoppes parking lot, 318 Delaware Ave), 9-noon. Sponsored by the Capital-Hudson Iris Society.

Pruyn House has a plant sale this Saturday (May 10) from 9 AM - 2 PM. For more information: http://www.pruynhouse.org/events

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