The Greenfield Garden Club Extravaganza is a wonderful plant sale and is held annually on Trap Plain at the corner of Federal and Silver Streets, Greenfield on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8-1. Hardy perennials from members’ gardens, annuals, herbs, and hanging plants for Mother’s Day will be sold. There will also be soil testing by the WM Master Gardener volunteers, a Green Thumb Tag Sale, and a Garden Gift Drawing. The Garden Club members have potted up lots of interesting and useful plants from their gardens. This year I am sending the purple campanula ‘Joan Elliot’ which is a wonderful spring bloomer and good at increasing – but not a thug in any sense. I’m also sending an unusual artemesia. Artemesia lactiflora is not silver; the fine foliage is a shade of blue green and it sends up spires of tiny white flowers, kind of like the way coral bells do. I’m also sending a purple leafed coral bells, ‘Terra Cotta’ yarrow, pink chelone (turtlehead) and the wonderful pink Sheffield daisy. I first saw this late summer-fall bloomer at the Smith College Botanical Garden and was lucky that when I bought a pot of ‘pink daisies’ at Wilder Hill Gardens it turned out to be Sheffies. They also propogate nicely, which is why I have some to share. This sale is a good place to do some Mother’s Day shopping.
The Greenfield Garden Club sale is a great chance to get some bargains, of plants and other plant and garden related items at the tag sale, and a great chance to get a soil test. You can’t help loving those Master Gardeners! All proceeds support the many community projects of the Greenfield Garden Club.