Spring plant sales 2017

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The very popular Cornell Cooperative Extension garden education day and plant sale in Voorheesville.

May is here and it's time for garden planning and planting. There are a bunch of plants sales around the Capital Region coming up over the next few weeks to help you fill out your garden (or container on a deck, or window box, or wherever).

Here's a quick list of some upcoming plant sales...

May 5-7: Lark Street & Center Square Plant Sale
Enigma.co is hosting a plant sale in front of its Lark Street shop. "All weekend long, we will be providing locally grown herbs, flowers, and other great annuals to our stoop..." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lark Street BID street beautification efforts.

May 6: SUNY Cobleskill's Annual Plant Sale & Garden Fair
SUNY Cobleskill's Plant Science Department hosts an annual sale with vegetables, herbs, perennials, mushroom logs, hanging baskets, and other plants. All the plants are grown by plant sciences students. Soil testing will also be available. (That link includes a lot of info about what's going on that day.) May 6 from 7 am-4 pm

May 12-13: Bethany Reformed Church Flower & Plant Sale
The Bethany Reformed Church in Albany hosts an annual flower and plant sale (now in its 30th year). "We will be selling beautiful hanging baskets, patio pots, annuals, such as marigolds, impatiens, geraniums, & petunias, perennials, and vegetable plants. There will also be a Hanging Garden Basket Raffle." The church is at 760 New Scotland Avenue. May 12 from 8 am-6 pm and May 13 from 8 am-3 pm

May 13: Fort Orange Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
The annual Fort Orange Garden Club plant sale is at the Pruyn House in Colonie. "Annuals, perennials, baskets, & more." May 13 from 10 am-2 pm

May 13: Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Association plant sale
The annual DANA plant sale in the St. Francis parish parking lot (formerly St. James). The sale also includes pre-orders (due by May 3, see the link). May 13 from 9-11:30 am

May 20: CCE Albany County Garden Education Day & Plant Sale
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County's annual Garden Education Day & Plant Sale is 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've been in past years and it's popular. There are a bunch of high-quality garden plants -- including both vegetables and flowers -- for low prices. And people start lining up before it starts in order to get their pick of the offerings. So, get there early and have in mind what you're looking for. May 20 from 9 am-1 pm

May 20: Capital Roots Spring Plant Sale
The annual Capital Roots spring plant is sale is at the org's Urban Grow Center in Troy (594 River Street). We've shopped this sale in the past and we were able to score good plants. It typically has veggies (including heirloom tomatoes), flowers, and perennials. May 20 from 9 am-1 pm

May 20-21: Washington Park tulip dig/sale
The annual Washington Park tulip dig/sale is (usually) the weekend after the Tulip Festival. Sometimes it gets pushed back because of weather/slow-blooming tulips -- watch the Washington Park Conservancy Facebook page for details. If you want your pick of the tulips, the day to go is Saturday as volunteers dig up the bulbs and get their pick of limited quantities. If you go to the Sunday sale, go early -- the tulips sell very quickly. May 20 and May 21 at 9 am

May 20-21: Landis Arboretum Spring Plant, Book, Bake Sale
The Landis Arboretum in Esperance (Schoharie County) hosts a spring plant, book, and bake sale. "Landis' sale features selections from respected local consignors, plants grown and tenderly potted up by Landis volunteers, and plants grown in our own greenhouse. We feature many native plants, and often have a 'theme; plant type for the spring sale" May 20 and 21 from 10 am-4 pm

May 20: Greenbush Garden Club Plant Sale
The Greenbush Garden Club organizes a plant sale at the Rensselaer Elks Club Pavilion in East Greenbush (683 Columbia Turnpike). Proceeds benefit school gardening and community beautification projects. May 20 from 9 am-11 am (or until sold out)

May 21: Siberian Iris & Perennial Sale
The Capital-Hudson Iris Society's annual Siberian Iris & Perennial Sale is in the parking lot of Main Square Shoppes in Delmar (318 Delaware Ave). It's a rain-or-shine event. "Siberian irises, daylilies, hostas, and a wide assortment of sun and shade perennials from our members' gardens. The prices and selection will be extraordinary." May 21 from 9 am-noon

Saratoga Tree Nursery
This isn't a sale exactly, but the state DEC's Saratoga Tree Nursery sells seedlings during the spring. You can order seedlings, subject to availability, through mid May and then pick them up at the nursery in Saratoga Springs. Details are at that link.

If you know of another good plant sale, please share!


May 24, 12-6pm Saint Anne Institute. Flowers, vegetables and herbs grown from seed by the students of the agency. Varieties include your standard fare to boutique and heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables. All proceeds support the Work Experience Program at the school which employs at-risk young women to support them in obtaining basic skills to prepare them for the world of work.
160 North Main Ave, follow the signs for sale.

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