Kick off May with new plants and herbs to decorate your garden and home. Here are several places that will be hosting sales this weekend:

plant sale

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will hold their annual plant sale on Friday, May 1 from 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday, May 2 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. The sale will continue on Saturday, May 9 at Garibaldi Hall (next to Essex County Environmental Center), 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ. The sale will include specialty tomato varieties including Rutgers & Ramapo. Culinary herbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees will be on hand. Many of the plants were grown from seed or cuttings in the Master Gardeners’ own greenhouse, including a wide variety of coleus. Master Gardeners will help guide the experienced and novice gardener on selecting the right plant for the right location with instructions for its care.Educational lectures are scheduled throughout the day on container planting, vegetable gardening, garden lessons, perennials, honey bees, and butterfly gardening.

herb saleThe Montclair Historical Society’s annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden. This year they are introducing a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to their herbs. Sale runs on Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm / Friday from 9 am to 5 pm / Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm or until they sell out. Forms may be pre-ordered to ensure you get the selection you want. Use this form to pre-order your herbs and vegetables. Send your order here with your name and phone number written on the form. Orders must be picked up on the first sale day, Thursday, April 30 from 9 am to 8 pm.





van vleck plant sale

The 12th Annual Van Vleck House & Garden Benefit Plant Sale will run from May 1 – 7. (May 1 from 11 am – 4 pm  / May 2 from 9 am – 4 pm / May 3 from 11 am – 4 pm / May 4 to May 7 11 am – 3 pm) from Garden enthusiasts will find the finest local plant selections, featuring edible plants and baskets at the Plant Sale. You’ll also find expert landscape advice and novel garden accessories. New hours this year include Friday shopping to get a jump on the weekend and your spring garden planning.