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Lots left for the Sunday sale!

Wishbone flower 'Clown Mix' in purple, white, and yellow.

Wishbone flowers are delightful in containers

Hello, Friends School Plant Sale gardeners!

Looking for a good deal on plants? All plants are 1/3 OFF on Sunday, May 8! We're open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Fair Grandstand. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9 a.m.

We have had a busy first two days of the sale, but there are still a substantial number of plants left in many areas.

You can tell if a plant is sold out already in the Find Plants section of our website. Here's what you might find:

Annuals

There is a good selection of annuals. Look for the Beacon Impatiens in all sorts of colors! (Some of us may have purchased an entire flat….) There is plenty of salvia, lots of zinnias and marigolds. Look at this lovely Wishbone Flower! There’s even a good selection of coleus, especially for shady spots.

Lamium heart-shaped silver leaves

Lamium brightens shady spots with lovely foliage

Perennials

Really good selection of perennials, including plenty of coral bells, bleeding hearts, balloon flower and astilbe. Not many hosta or peonies remain. But there are plenty of other choices - lamium, stonecrop (many varieties), and iris!! Lots of iris!!

Shrubs, roses and trees

You’ll find a great selection of cardinal bush (Weigela), azalea, dogwoods, and boxwood. And did we mention hydrangeas? We were really enthusiastic about them and we hope you will be too. There is a wide selection left! Plus a few roses and other surprises.

Native plants and grasses

Several mixed-flats for ready-to-plant gardens. There are also several types of milkweeds to attract monarch butterflies and feed their caterpillars. Lots of yarrow, asters (great late season food for pollinators!) and maidenhair ferns. The woodland phlox was not there on Thursday or Friday, so if you wanted that, there’s quite a bit left. There are several New Jersey tea shrubs left - they are dormant, so if you don’t see anything, that’s why! They are great for hummingbirds and insects, and are a low-growing shrub. There are several pretty grasses, sedges, and rushes left. 

Rosy impatiens

Lots of pretty impatiens are still available!

Fruit

The fruit section has very limited selection, with just a few apples and pears.

Bulbs and bareroots

At least half of the varieties have bulbs remaining. Lots of great options in daylilies and lilies.

Vegetables

You can make a lovely veggie garden with what remains! Lots and lots of tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, carrots (seeds), peppers and more. There are a few mushroom kits of all kinds left. Try the cukenuts (aka Mexican gherkins), which are a tiny, cucumber-like vegetable.

Native plants and grasses

Several mixed-flats for ready-to-plant gardens. There are also several types of milkweeds to attract monarch butterflies and feed their caterpillars. Lots of yarrow, asters (great late season food for pollinators!) and maidenhair ferns. The woodland phlox was not there on Thursday or Friday, so if you wanted that, there’s quite a bit left. There are several New Jersey tea shrubs left - they are dormant, so if you don’t see anything, that’s why! They are great for hummingbirds and insects, and are a low-growing shrub. There are several pretty grasses, sedges, and rushes left.

Herbs

Wow, plenty of herbs! Find varieties of basil and lavender, plus rosemary, sage, peppermint, thyme. Other herbs include shiso, tarragon and oregano.

Climbers

Not much left in this section, though there are some clematis and a few other types of plants.

Miniatures and Succulents

Great selection in this section! Try something new, like the Dwarf Betony, an Artillery Plant or a Creeping Veronica. You can’t go wrong with Ogon, a miniature yellow-green stonecrop, perfect for a fairy garden.

Unusual and Rare Plants

Some great deals left in this section – some of the german lady’s slippers (4 varieties), itoh peonies, Chinese ground orchids, Chilean rhubarb, devilwood, many-flowered daylily, pink Christmas rose hellebore, and the roof iris (both blue and white). No bird of paradise.

See you tomorrow!

There’s a very good selection of plants remaining - better than 2019, our last sale in the Grandstand. They will go fast.

We hope to see you on Sunday- don’t let the rain stop you. Remember that May showers make all our flowers from the Plant Sale bloom!

Your fellow plant lovers,
Friends School Plant Sale committee

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