The Garden Club of New Milford will hold its annual plant sale May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Village Green.

The sale will offer about 300 annual and perennial plants.

Many of the plants have been sourced as unusual or not readily available. Others come from members' gardens, where they have been propagated and nursed over the winter, which in northwest Connecticut is the appropriate time to plant perennials and place annuals outdoors.

The club aims to offer native plants and many that are deer resistant.

Members and a horticulturist will be on hand to answer questions.

The event will also feature a bake sale and, new this year, a floral-themed tag sale.

One hundred items with a floral or garden theme will be sold, including garden tools, planters, vases, wood and metal garden decorative objects, linens and aprons.

Many items are vintage and priced accordingly.

Monuments and containers around downtown New Milford are planted with red geraniums, white petunias and blue salvia in recognition of Memorial Day, which is two days after the sale.

The plants' colors honor the club's member, Jeanette Barrows, who is serving in Afghanistan as a medic at a trauma hospital, and all members of the military who are currently serving or are veterans.

The colors are part of the club's beautification program, under the direction of Ann Stone.

The plant sale is the only annual fundraising event held by the Garden Club of New Milford, a not-for-profit organization celebrating its 91st year.

For information about the sale or membership, contact Betty Kraus at 860-355-2863 or