Combing through local plant sales is a great way to find good annuals for your garden this spring. Many come right from garden club members’ own gardens. And if you’ve come up short on a gift for Mother’s Day, get her a big hanging basket, or five can’t-miss vegetables to grow, or perhaps a banana tree for the patio.
Briarcliff Manor: Briarcliff Manor Garden Club annual Plant Sale. Annuals, herbs, hanging baskets, gift baskets, tomatoes and a section of plants grown by members will be featured. There will also be home-baked goods available for sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine. Wells Fargo, 1050 Pleasantville Road. 914-941-8203.
Pleasantville: Pleasantville Garden Club annual Plant Sale. Perennials, annuals, herbs, gift items and hanging baskets. Sale to benefit club’s community beautification projects and scholarships at local high schools. 8-11:30 a.m. Pleasantville train station, Marble Avenue. 914-747-4217.
Tarrytown: Annual Plant Sale, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Irvington Garden Club, Children’s Village and Mobius Fields, on the Lyndhurst grounds. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 635 S. Broadway.
Upper Nyack: Garden Club of Nyack’s Annual Plant Sale. The sale features perennials and shrubs from members’ gardens, including native plants such as columbine, rudbeckia, meadow rue, and Joe-Pye weed as well as garden favorites like hellebores, bleeding hearts and ferns. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 507 N. Broadway. 845-358-0553.
Yorktown: Teatown’s Plant Sale: Featuring the Unusual, the New and the Tried and True. The two-day event opens with a first pick sale from 4-7 p.m. May 10, with an admission fee of $10. On May 11, admission is free and the sale is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Teatown Lake Reservation Nature Center, 1600 Spring Valley Road. 914-762-2912.
Mahopac: Spring Fling Plant, Craft and Bake Sale. Rain or shine. Flowering plants, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac, 411 Route 6 N. 845-628-2365.
Garnerville: Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Hanging baskets, potted geraniums, new guinea impatiens and spikes and a large variety of bedding plants by the flat or the pack. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 28 Chapel St. 845-947-1090.
Mount Kisco: Annual Flower Patch Sale. Bring the family and enjoy selecting beautiful hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and herbs/vegetables for Mother’s Day gifts or just to spruce up your garden. Noon-5 p.m. on May 10; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco, 300 E. Main St. 914-666-5014.
Yorktown Heights: Garden Club of Yorktown Mother’s Day Plant Sale. From the Profits will go towards various town beautification projects. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Suburban Wines, 379 Downing Drive. 914-962-3100.
Katonah: Twenty-second Annual Friends of Lasdon Plant Sale. Huge selection of plants of all kinds. For more information on the sale and membership in the Friends of Lasdon, contact Nancy Giges at 914-683-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 percent discount for members at the sale. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Road/Route 35. 914-232-6583.
Brewster: Master Gardener Plant Sale. Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other vegetables, plus annuals, perennials and shrubs, many from member gardens. Also gloves, pots, soaps and free pH test for your garden soil (bring a half cup of soil). Gardeners on hand to answer questions and offer advice. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 1 Geneva Road, www.cce.cornell.edu/putnam, 845-278-6738.