May 7 is the date for Swarthmore Garden Club’s and Swarthmore Horticultural Society’s combined “Salvia and Friends” and “Second Chance” plant sales at Centennial Park at Park and Dartmouth avenues.
The Garden Club sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and focuses on a group of 16 long-blooming salvias and 14 varieties of plants that complement them in the garden. Mixed containers planted by professional horticulturists complete the offering.
In the Second Chance sale, the Horticultural Society will be offering plants from the containers planted in the Town Center last fall.
Check swarthmorehorticulturalsociety.org to confirm times of the sales, plant selections and other details.
Also, you can spice up your garden and kitchen at the annual herb sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue. More than 1,600 organically- and locally-grown herb plants are available, in 35 varieties that include perennial favorites as well as newcomers.
The sale goes on, come rain or come shine, raising money for local community gardens and projects, charities and a horticulture scholarship presented annually to a Strath Haven senior.