Plant Sale Shopping

From heirlooms to exotics

You’re never too young to garden, as Leigh Glenn writes in this week’s feature story.
    Nor too old. No doubt some devout urbanists can ignore the call of spring. But don’t you want to get your hands in the dirt to feel life stirring?
    I do!
    So I’m tracking the arrival of the season’s plant sales, especially sales of native plants adapted to our changeable climate and thereby hardier — even in my imperfect handling. Natives also benefit wildlife, having evolved in companionship.
    The next three weekends are the high season of plant sales. Here’s what’s up. (Did we miss yours? Let me know at
    Experienced gardeners are often on hand to guide you in choosing plants that suit your place and plan. Check websites before you go for special opportunities and offerings, including lists of plants for sale.

National Arboretum Garden Fair: 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. Fri. April 24, 1pm-4pm; Sat. April 25, 9am-4pm:

Bowie Crofton Garden Club: Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Sat. April 25, 8am-noon:

Southern High School Future Farmers of America: Southern High, Rt. 2: Harwood. Sat. April 25, 8am-noon:

Calvert Garden Club Plant Sale: Historic Linden House: 70 Church St., Prince Frederick. Sat. April 25, 9am-noon:

Audubon Society of Central Maryland’s Native Plant Sale: Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, Frederick County. Sat. April 25, 9am-1pm:

Sotterley Garden Guild Plant Sale: Sotterley Plantation, St. Mary’s County. Sat. April 25, 9am-2pm; Sun. April 26, noon-3pm:

Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Sale: Caroline County. Sat. April 25, 10am-4pm; Sun. April 26, noon-4pm:
Four Rivers Garden Club May Mart: Market House at City Dock: Annapolis. Fri. May 1, 8am-2pm: ­

Calvert County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale: 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Sat. May 2, 8am-noon:

Southern High School Future Farmers of America: Southern High, Rt. 2: Harwood. Sat. May 2, 8am-noon:

Historic London Town and Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale: Edgewater. Sat. May 2, 8am-2pm: ­

Centro Ashe Plant Sale: Charles County. Sat. May 2, 10am-2pm: rsvp: ­

Alice Ferguson Foundation Spring Farm Festival: Hard Bargain Farm, Accokeek, Charles County. Sat. May 2, 11am-4pm: $5/car:

Chesapeake Garden Club Outdoor Spring Plants and More Sale: Friendship. Sat. May 2, 8am-5pm; Sun. May 3, 11am-3pm:

Chesapeake Beach Garden Club Plant Sale: Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Sat. May 9, 9am-noon:

Mid Atlantic Community Church Maryland-Grown Plant Sale: 2485 Davidsonville Rd. Sat. May 2, 8am-noon: http://the

Southern High School Future Farmers of America: Southern High, Rt. 2: Harwood. Sat. May 9, 8am-noon:

Paca Plant Sale: William Paca Garden, Annapolis.
Sat. May 9 & Sun. May 10, 10am-4pm:

Annapolis Horticulture Society Plant Sale: Riva Road Farmers Market, Annapolis. Sat. May 16,

Cape St. Claire Garden Club’s 36th Annual Plant Sale, Annapolis. Sat. May 16, 8am-2pm: ­

Sandra Olivetti Martin
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