Nash County Extension Master Gardeners will show off their growing abilities at their annual plant sale Saturday at the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville.
Good growing advice is included in the discounted plant prices.
“Our Master Gardener group has grown many of the plants for sale from seed, ourselves. So not only are you getting a healthy plant, but we can give you tips and advice for planting it in your yard and getting it to thrive,” said Anne Pierce, plant sale chairwoman.
Plants that will be available for sale include herbs, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, blooming perennials, butterfly bushes, shrubs, trees, hostas roses, ornamental grasses, container gardens and hydrangeas.
“One of our most popular plants we sell are the heirloom tomatoes. And you can talk to someone who has grown them and eaten them to find out which one is the best choice for you,” Pierce said.
She said the prices at the Master Gardener Plant Sale are much lower than what you’d pay in a big-box store.
The Master Gardeners will have several educational booths set up, covering topics like “How to grow roses,” “Attracting bluebirds,” “Pollinators in your garden,” and a booth staffed by the N.C. Forestry Department.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit educational programs organized and presented by the Master Gardeners throughout the year and for supporting the Nash County Arboretum, located at the Ag Center.
The Arboretum is a public garden developed and maintained by the Master Gardeners. Free tours are available throughout the year and it is meant to serve as an inspiration to local gardeners, or just a quiet place to to sit in natural beauty.
Master Gardener Linda Tippette said the Master Gardeners love gardening and look forward to sharing their bounty with the public at the plant sale.
“When you buy a plant from a group like ours, you know the plant has been nurtured and taken care of.,” Tippette said. “And we’ll give you all the advice you could want, to keep it thriving,”
The group is also selling $1 raffle tickets for a generator and there will also be a silent auction.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash and checks are accepted.