I know it's harder to grab plants while holding an umbrella but here are two sales events definitely worth checking out this weekend. (Don't forget to bring those little red wagons!)
Master Gardener Plant Sale at the Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess County Farm and Home Center, 2715 Rt. 44, Millbrook.
Today through 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Annuals, tropicals & unusual vegetables. Volunteers will answer your gardening questions too!
The IES plant sale is a big event with a broad selection of perennials and woody plants. Included will be native plants, tree peonies (Ooooo, tree peonies!), groundcovers, roses, bird and butterfly favorites, alpine and rock garden plants, deer-resistant varieties, sun-lovers, shade plants, assorted trees and shrubs and more. I NEED more zebra iris, so leave some for me! At the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Gifford Garden, 181 Rt. 44A (Sharon Turnpike), Millbrook
Today through 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.