Weatherford Democrat

March 26, 2014

Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale

Weatherford Democrat

The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is becoming a Parker County tradition. Every spring, the group gathers a list of plants that are proven winners for the area. Some of the plants come from Parker County’s local nurseries, but many of them are grown by the Masters in gardens in Parker County.

The plant sale will be Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, at 604 N. Main Street.

The event is more than just a fundraiser for the organization. It’s an opportunity to bring gardening questions and find real solutions. The parking lot is filled with plants as well as Master Gardeners who are ready to help plan for the challenge of a Parker County garden. 

Whether interested in vegetables, flowers, herbs, wildflowers, native grasses or lawns, there will be many great plant choices, with a  selection of native and adaptive plants as well as exotics and tropicals that grow well in gardens all over the county. Many of these plants are growing in the demonstration beds at the Extension Office.

Specialists are available with solutions that are grounded in the research of Texas A&M. Every Master Gardener goes through extensive, research-based training on the gardening issues that are common to Parker County.

This year, the Master Gardeners will have several short programs throughout the day on topics such as butterfly gardening, gardening for birds and wildlife, container gardening, honey bees and other pollinators, herb gardening, water conservation, drip irrigation, composting and fire-wise planning in the home and garden. 

Email or call 817-598-6168 for more information.