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Sure Signs of Spring — Plant Sales!

Seth Boyden PTA has a plant sale going on NOW and the Maplewood Garden Club announced May dates for its annual plant sale. Not to be missed: local Girl Scout troops help beautify the Village today by planting flowers.

Do not lose hope, people of Maplewood, spring IS coming, despite signs to the contrary this past week with frigid temperatures and the accumulation of more of that dastardly white stuff.

The snow that covered every crocus and daffodil in town is (nearly) melted, and other signs of spring abound.

Plant sales, for instance.

The Annual Seth Boyden PTA SPRING PLANT SALE got underway this past week. The sale is open to everyone — not just the Seth Boyden Demonstration School community. Download the attached form to order your plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables by Friday, April 8. Drop off forms at the school office on Boyden Avenue or place them in your child's backpack (if you have an SB student!). Purchases will be available for pick up at the school on Thursday, May 5 — just in time for Mother's Day.

You can contact Amy Higer or Amy Jo Curran with any questions.

Meanwhile, the mother of all Maplewood plant sales — the Maplewood Garden Club Annual Plant Sale — just announced its 2011 dates. They are:

  • Thursday, May 5 from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from this sale promote garden information, scholarships and town beautification. The sale takes place at the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot at 187 Boyden Avenue and runs rain or shine. Foliage aficionados can choose among annuals, herbs, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and hanging baskets. And we're sure we've seen a few small trees at some past sales!

Watch your mail for the Garden Club's postcard which acts as a $1 discount coupon with any purchase of $10 or more.

Meanwhile, a number of local Girl Scout troops couldn't wait until May to get their helpful little hands on some fresh buds. The girls were in Maplewood Village early this morning braving the chilly weather and soaking up the strong sun to help plant some impatiens for Maplewood Village Planting Day. View Joy Yagid's photos of the girls here.

Joy Yagid March 26, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I have to give props to my troop - #21209! It was so cold - but they all were troopers and stuck it out until all the pansies were planted! And thanks to the shop keepers that let us warm up!
Julie Doran March 27, 2011 at 02:55 PM
Indeed! Thanks so much to you and your troop! It is appreciated. I hope the girls feel pride every time they walk by the flower pots in the Village. Thanks to Valley National Bank for sponsoring the plants too! As they say, it takes a Village!

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