The 93rd Flowermart might have seniority, but it's far from the only place where you can buy flowers and other plants this weekend — and we're not talking about the neighborhood grocery, hardware or department store. We're talking about special events where horticulture and green-thumbery reign. Here are three possibilities:
Historic Annapolis Maybe you've been to Annapolis' historic William Paca House, home to both a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the area's most fabulously ornate gardens? Saturday and Sunday, staff and volunteers will be on hand at the Paca Garden to help you choose from hundreds of perennials, annuals, woody plants and vines — many descended from plants that have been around since Colonial times, others relatively new to the garden business. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The Paca Garden is at 1 Martin St. in Annapolis. Admission is free. Information: 410-267-8146 or annapolis.org (where a catalog of the plants for sale can be viewed online).