GROTON -- Spring is finally here, the daffodil buds are poking through the leaves and forsythia branches are ready to pop. This marks the start of the Groton Garden Club's preparations for its annual plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Town Hall.

Again this year, the club will feature a selection of plants ideal for shady areas, as well as those that flourish in sunny spots. Members of the club will be happy to assist in the selection of the best plants for your specific locations. The wide variety of perennial plants are grown in Groton in club member's gardens, and transplanted especially for this annual sale. An excellent selection of herbs and special heirloom tomatoes will also be available.

This year will also feature something new -- Tufa planters filled with carefully selected succulents, mini Alpine gardens and woodland gardens -- a perfect present for Mother's Day! There will also be a collection of small containers filled with plants and flowers.

The sale is very popular, so be sure to come at opening time. Early birds are invited to wait outside the area until the opening bell at 8:30 a.m.