Plant experts host sale, offer adviceHome gardeners can get answers to yard and garden questions at the University of Minnesota Extension master gardeners’ plant sale June 1.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Home gardeners can buy plants and get answers to yard and garden questions at the University of Minnesota Extension master gardeners’ plant sale and diagnostic clinic on Sunday, June 1 in the 4-H Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds, located at Hwy 5 and Manning Avenue.
The free diagnostic clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the plant sale will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The sale features quality perennials from master gardener home and demonstration gardens as well as vegetables, herbs, and annuals started from seed. Garden perennials for sun or shade, native plants for a rain garden, or plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds will all be available.
Master gardeners, specially trained tree care advisors, home insect control specialists, and others will be on hand to answer questions at the diagnostic clinic. The public is encouraged to bring in plant or insect samples along with their gardening questions.
Sale proceeds will be used to support master gardener educational activities in Washington County.
Participants in the University of Minnesota Master Gardener Program are specially trained volunteers who are interested in horticulture and community service. Their mission is to educate the public with research-based information on the best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.