By Carol Stocker
Mother's Day weekend is the best time of the year to find plant sales by garden clubs and plant societies. Rarities and bargains dug from thousands of local backyards are yours to seek out:
May 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historic New England's Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, RI.
May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Robin Hollow Farm, 1057 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI, is having its annual open house this weekend in cooperation with Casey Farm. Usually not open to the public,Robin Hollow is a charming privately owned farm which grows herbs and specialty cut flowers of exceptional variety and quality, and is known for its wedding work. You can buy plants here that you will find nowhere else - and at very reasonable prices. A perfect day trip for Mother's Day. 401-294-2868.
May 11, 8 a.m.-noon, The Milton Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, in front of The Milton Library on Canton Ave.
May 11, 8 a.m.-noon, The Amateur Gardens of Milton Annual Plant Sale, in front of Milton Town Hall on Canton Ave.
May 11, 9-11 a.m., The Marblehead Garden Club's 82nd annual plant sale, benefiting the Jeremial Lee Mansion, at the Gerry 5 VFA, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead.
May 11 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Billerica Garden Club Plant Sale, 25 Concord Road, Billerica.
May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Garden Club of Concord Plant Sale, Middlesex Bank, Main St., Concord.
May 11, 10 am. to 1 p.m., Kingston Garden Club annuual spring plant sale, Faunce School, 16 Green St., Kingston.
May 11. 9 a.m. to noon, Bridgewater Garden Club Plant Sale, Bridgewater Cole-Yeaton Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater off Rte. 18/28.
May 11, 9 a.m.:Easton Garden Club Plant Sale, Yardley-Wood Rink, 388 Depot St., S. Easton
May 11 The New England Daylily Society [www.nedaylily.org] is holding a Plant Sale on in Wakefield at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Sales tables open: 10:30-12:30. Auction of more expensive daylily hybrids at 12:30.
Members of the New England Daylily Society will be there at the sale to answer your questions or help you to choose a daylily for your gardens. Hundreds of daylilies will be available for purchase. Be there at the start of the sale for best selection.
Daylilies are not Lilies or bulbs. They are herbaceous perennials. Daylilies grow very well in average garden soil and although they perform better when watered during the growing season, they are drought tolerant.
If you have questions about the sale, please contact NEDS president, Adele Keohan at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about daylilies, visit the American Hemerocallis Society at www.daylilies.org.