Countdown has begun for the Van Buren County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale in conjunction with Bloomin’ in the Bay on May 7, 2016 at Ed Leamon Park in the heart of Fairfield Bay. In preparation for the plant sale, we again encourage you to look at your garden and determine what needs to be moved or cut back. If you have a garden bed that is overgrown and needs to be divided or removed, the Master Gardeners will be happy to help divide and donate the excess plants to our annual plant sale. We are looking for quality plants that are overgrown and require periodic dividing such as peonies, hostas, ornamental grasses, variegated liatrope, nandina, Solomon’s seal, and quality lilies, to name a few. Your beds are revitalized and we repot the extra plants with fresh soil, fertilize and sell at the plant sale. You can contact Marylou Horvath at (501)884-6934 to discuss a “dig and divide” in your garden.
This year’s plant sale will showcase a Master Gardener “craft table” which will include many fun items created by Master Gardeners such as pottery, fairy garden accessories, beautiful gardening aprons, whimsical garden signs and much more. We will again have baskets and potted arrangements that would make great Mother’s Day gifts.
The plant sale begins at 8 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m, rain or shine on Saturday, May 7. We hope to see everyone there!
For more information on the Master Gardener program, please contact , President Marylou Horvath, VBC Master Gardeners or our VB County Extension Agent Danny Griffin at (501)745-7117.