May 6, 2014 at 6:19 AM
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Since FDR was the White House, the Maplewood Garden Club has been holding its annual plant sale. 2014 marks the events 77th year of providing the best of everything for and from the garden.
Everything kicks off on Thursday, May 8 from noon - 8 p.m. The sale continues on Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and concludes on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is held at the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot at 187 Boyden Avenue, and will run rain or shine.
Proceeds from the sale, one of the largest of its kind in New Jersey, support the club's activities in Maplewood, including scholarships, beautification, youth gardening and education.
What's available this year?
Annuals/Tender Perennials/Tropicals (both traditional and exotic), many grown by MGC members.
Perennials: Typically over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade and sun.
Herbs: Enormous selection, including organic herbs from Peace Tree Farm.
Heirloom Tomatoes: MGC grown. And this year, introducing grafted heirloom tomatoes (heirloom plants grafted to hybrid root stock).
Member Grown: this is the bargain area–members donate divisions from their own gardens. You never know what treasures you will find here.
Houseplants, Mother’s Day Baskets, & Garden Pottery.
Garden Club members will be available to answer any questions and offer help.
Since 1927, the Maplewood Garden Club has been a hands-on garden club, open to men and women from Maplewood, NJ and the surrounding communities. Meetings are held September through May at the Maplewood Memorial Library (main branch) at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.