Milford gardeners’ plant sale says spring is here

MILFORD – After the brutal winter, even non-gardeners feel the urge to go outside, dig in the dirt and create some beauty in the form of flowers and shrubs.

For the inexperienced gardener, there is a wealth of how-to information available – plenty of books and websites offering reams of information on designing gardens and planting flowers.

Maybe too much.

To simplify things and get some advice face to face from the person who has actually grown the flowers in their own garden – flowers that thrive in this area – the best place to get information might be community garden club sales.

Nearly every town in New Hampshire has a garden club, and their plant sales will be happening on weekends
until early June. All of the events are rain or shine.

This Saturday, May 16, the Milford Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale, from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Lots of perennials

There will be perennials of every shape, size and color – sun-loving plants, shade-loving plants, herbs, shrubs and trees.

Some unusual plants will be on display and for sale, “not the average garden store variety,” said club member Carolina Lambalot, in an email.

“They are priced very reasonably and came from local gardens so they will be happy in a new local garden,” she said.

There will also be a raffle table, a bake sale table, a children’s activity table, with a free craft for the kids to make and take home.

Established in 1932, the Milford Garden Club has been a part of the community for 82 years. On the second Monday of each month, members gather for educational lectures and hands-on demonstrations while enjoying the company and camaraderie of fellow gardeners.

Keep town beautiful

In addition to meetings, garden tours and hosting the annual plant sale event in May, members give their time throughout the year keeping Milford beautiful with their Memorial Day plantings, and their work at the town parks and cemeteries and at the Col. Shepard Bridge.

To learn more call President Nancy Ryan at 672-5009.

Membership dues are $20 for the first year (includes name badge), and $10 per year thereafter.