Master Gardener’s plant sale set for Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2012


Got that spring planting fever? If so, then visit the Covington County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale this Saturday.

“We’ll have daylilies, herbs, hydrangeas, drift roses, native plants, vegetables and more,” said Betty Johnson, master gardener, of the day’s sale, which will be held from 8 a.m., until 12:30 p.m. at the USDA ag center across from the county health department.

“If you’ve got a gardening question, the master gardeners will be on hand to answer whatever it might be at our help desk,” she said.

Soil testing will be available for $2 per cup.

Johnson said there are a host of activities planned for the day in addition to the sale.

“We’re also going to have a rain barrel workshop and a ‘fairy garden’ workshop,” she said. “Fairy gardens are the newest thing in gardening. They’re tiny miniature gardens that fit into containers. You can use anything you have at the house, and we’ll show you how to make them.”

Cost for the rain barrel workshop is $35, which includes all materials. Pre-registration is required by calling 222-1125.

“I urge you to get to the sale early for the best selection,” Johnson said. “We hope to have a lot of beautiful, blooming plants this year.’