Master Gardeners set plant sale

posted May 14, 2018 7:47 a.m. (CDT)
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The UW-Extension North County Master Gardener Volunteers Association will host its 17th annual plant sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station near Spooner. Specially chosen heirloom tomatoes and a variety of peppers will be featured. New this year is a Pollinator 6-Pack featuring Wild Lupine, Swamp Milkweed, Blazing Star Liatris, Butterfly Weed, Black-Eyed Susan and New England Asters.

Heirloom tomatoes were the cornerstone of the group’s first plant sale. New this year is the Geranium Kiss, a stocky dwarf plant that produces lots of golf ball-sized, bright red fruit. Tomato and pepper plants are started from seed and grown by volunteers specifically for the sale.

Proceeds will go toward supporting the Teaching and Display Garden that is open to the public on Orchard Lane, just east of the Ag Research Station; garden-related grants; promoting horticulture outreach and education in Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett counties; and other horticultural projects.

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