‘Go Green -- Plant Herbs’
NEU/HSA ‘32nd Annual Great Herb & Heirloom Plant Sale’ Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Come rain or shine, since 1980, the Saturday before ‘Mother’s Day,’ is the date The New England Unit of the Herb Society of America holds its famed ‘Annual Herb & Heirloom Plant Sale’. The Herb Sale is the Unit’s primary fundraiser and monies raised support ‘green’ educational outreach projects and the ‘Teaching Herb Garden’ at Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley Massachusetts.
This year’s Plant Sale Chairs are Lynn Hartman, a gifted nursery woman who has a special talent for growing cutting edge plants and a zeal for sharing her love of gardening; and Beryl Feldman, who not only has a passion for everything ‘roses’ but every thing that grows in the garden!
Yes, we’ll have parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Yet, imagine heirloom tomatoes and an unparalleled selection of herbs (some are organic) and much, much more.... Over 3000 herb plants will be available. Also, there will be unique Mother’s Day gifts for giving - custom-planted culinary and succulent containers, and, free apple mint and ‘Johnny Jump Ups’ for the kids!
The Herb of the Year for 2012 - Roses (Rosa: Family: Rosaceae). From earliest recordings of flowers the rose was thought to represent love, magic, hope and mystery. We will be featuring David Austin Roses.
Our locally grown, ‘Members’ Plants’ offer the buyer lovingly cultivated choices that are sure to thrive in our unpredictable New England climate. Knowledgeable and helpful Herb Society Members will assist you in finding what will be good for your garden~ as well as information on how and where to plant. We offer ‘Personal Shoppers’ to help you with choices for kids patches and even a plan for a small herb garden! If you bring along your Herb Sale ‘Reminder’ postcard, and present it at checkout, you will be eligible for a special gift drawing.
Come to the 32nd Annual Herb & Heirloom Plant Sale at Elm Bank Horticulture Center ~ Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 9 am to 1 pm (Rain or shine). The Sale is located in the big field, just over the bridge, after entering the road to Elm Bank Horticultural Center, 900 Washington Street (Rte.16) Wellesley, MA 02482. There is free admission and free accessible parking. Tents will be setup for your shopping in all-weather conditions. Truly, come early for best selections!
Norma Weinberg, Chair