Garden News


TappanTown Historical Society
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Located at the back lawn of the Manse in Tappan. Perennials, annuals, herbs, master gardener on hand to answer questions.

The Garden Club of Nyack
Saturday May 11, 10:00am to 3:00pm. 507 North Broadway. Plants from garden club members gardens and from Bumps. Bring boxes to carry home purchases.

The Garden Club of Irvington
Saturday, May 11, 10:00am to 2:00pm. Lyndhurst, 635 Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y. Perennials from garden club members gardens, annuals propa- gated by Lyndhurst.

Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens
Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 10:00am to 3:00pm. 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, Connecticut, 203-322-6971

On Sunday, June 9 noon to 4:00pm, and Monday, June 10 10:00am to 4:00pm, the Arboretum will be hosting a Spring Garden Tour with five private gardens plus the arboretum where there will be a luncheon on Monday.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Wednesday May 1, 9:00am to 8:00pm, Thursday, May 2, 9:00am to noon. Metropolitan areaʼs largest plant sale. Cherry Esplanade, 455 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. Parking at 900 Washington Ave. Thousands of indoor and outdoor plants, talks by BBG curators.


Local landscape gardener Judy Tomkins has found that Deer Out works best to deter deer from eating plants. It is available through

Do It Yourself Deer Repellent
1 cup water; 3 eggs; 1/3 cup; Tabasco Sauce; 1/3 cup liquid dishwashing soap. Optional: 1 to 2 beef bouillon cubes

Mix in blender. Strain and pour into a gallon tank sprayer. Spray plants thor- oughly once a week. Wear gloves and goggles to protect eyes from Tabasco.