The Master Gardeners of Troup County will host their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Building in LaGrange. The Agricultural Building is located conveniently near I-85 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Vulcan Materials Road.
This year, the Plant Sale will include many, many unusual plants featuring drought tolerant and native species as well as vegetable plants and exotics. Also available this time will be some unusual non-plant items such as hypertufa planters, hand-decorated garden chairs, and many other garden-themed decorative items.
There will be a plant swap table as well, so visitors can take plants from their gardens to swap for plants they'd like to have.
Auctions will be held throughout the day beginning at 9:45 a.m, where you can bid on some of these unique garden items.
Master Gardeners will be on hand all day to answer your gardening questions.
Proceeds from this sale will benefit projects in the community including the purchase of horticulture books for the library, scholarships for horticulture students, and a Christmas tree for Hospice.
The Troup County Master Gardener Association is an extension of the University of Georgia School of Agriculture and the County Extension Agency. Master Gardeners all over the state work closely with local extension agents in providing service and education throughout their counties. Many Master Gardeners help teach children how to grow their own food while others participate in community beautification projects such as landscaping. Master Gardeners are available for home visits as well to help with your gardening problems.
For more information, contact the Troup County Extension Office at 706-883-1675.