Plant sale is Saturday at Cooperative Extension

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 6, 2016

The wait is over — you no longer have to worry about when the Spring Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale is because it is this Saturday.

It is crazy how time flies. It seems like yesterday I was talking about fall and winter, but spring is here and so is the most celebrated plant sale. I probably receive 20-30 calls and emails a month leading up to the Spring Plant Sale, so I know it is something everyone looks forward to.

Each year, the Extension Master Gardeners have two plant sales, one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring one is probably one of the best sales because of the abundance of plants.

The Extension Master Gardeners provide plants from their own homes, propagated plants that they grow, and unique plants that you can only get here or at a specialized nursery. Did I also mention that the prices are very reasonable?

With that being said, if you are looking for some great deals and a way to help a great organization, I recommend attending the Extension Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension, 2727 Old Concord Road.

This is the perfect time to get some great plants at a reasonable price. The plant sale will also have some great plants for your pollinator garden. The sale will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. There will no early purchases. There will be trees, shrubs, perennials and herbs available for purchase.

The Extension Master Gardeners will also have a Plant Swap. The Plant Swap will start at 10 a.m. The swap is for perennials only. It is a great way to exchange plants so that you can take home something new and exciting, while also giving another gardener the same opportunity. You never know what exotic or unusual variety you will get to take home. If you would like to participate in the swap, try to bring an unusual named plant that meets our hardiness zones of 7a.

All of the proceeds help expand the Extension Master Gardener program and activities. The funds help with their demonstration plots, community programs and school garden activities that are held throughout the county.

As always, I recommend taking a soil sample to ensure the success of all plants. If you are able to attend the Spring Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale, you can pick up one of our soil test kits.

If you would like more information on growing your own plants or the Extension Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, please call your local agent, Danélle Cutting, or the Extension Office at 704-216-8970.