Master Gardeners' plant sale set for April 24 at Ag Center

April 13, 2010

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike.

The sale will feature hundreds of plants grown by Master Gardeners including perennials, herbs, annuals, heirloom vegetables, houseplants and native plants.

A garden market will feature new and used gardening books, tools, gifts and supplies.

Rain barrels and salad boxes also will be available for sale. Cold frames will be on display and available by special order.

Volunteers will share information on growing vegetables and creating a rain garden in the Ag Center's demonstration gardens. Visitors will learn about square foot gardens, lasagna gardens, trellising, composting and container gardening.


Other educational displays will feature free gardening fliers and information on the Master Gardeners' many community projects.

All funds raised will support the gardening education programs of the Master Gardeners.

Volunteer educators with the University of Maryland Extension, Master Gardeners teach safe, effective gardening practices that build healthy gardens and communities. They give educational talks, create demonstration gardens, offer plant clinics and therapeutic horticulture programs and host information booths at community events.

For more information on the event or the Master Gardeners program, e-mail Annette Ipsan at"> or call 301-791-1604. The plant sale will be held rain or shine.

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