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This year’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale, hosted by the Wilton Garden Club, will include several relatively new features to entice buyers to try their hand at gardening.
“Last year we sold bags of dahlia tubers for the first time, and they sold out instantly, so we’re going to sell more of them this year,” says Nan Merolla, the club’s president. “We have some very select, hard-to-find varieties that we’re selling for just a few dollars.”

According to Merolla, dahlias offer many benefits. “People who have a deer problem will love them because they’re deer-resistant. They require full sun, but other than that they’re very easy to grow, and the flowers are fantastic.”

At the other end of the spectrum, the club will offer some decidedly upscale items to buyers.

“We’re going to offer a beautiful selection of troughs and glass terrariums. These are unique items for people who are looking for a special, one-of-a-kind gift,” says Merolla.

The sale will also feature hundreds of items for the garden including annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, and shrubs as well as plants for sun, shade, and container gardening.

The Mother’s Day Plant Sale, which is the club’s primary fund-raiser, will be held Friday, May 6, from noon to 6, and Saturday, May 7, from 9 to noon, rain or shine, at Wilton’s Town Green.