August 19, 2009
Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners offer a wide selection of plants for sale on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at:
- Mecklenburg County Farmers Market, Building A, 1801Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, 7am-1pm.
- Matthews Farmers Market , 105 North Trade Street, Matthews, 8am- 12noon.
These plants are perfect for fall plantings. Master Gardeners propagate them from their own gardens for this sale. Plants include sun and shade perennials, herbs, ground covers, indoor plants, shrubs and trees. The sale offers an unusual variety of healthy plants. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions. Plant prices range from $2 to $20.
“Fall is the very best time to plant perennials, says Shannon Stober, Plant Sale Chair. “They have fall through winter to develop roots and prepare for their spring showing. It’s always interesting see the unique plants Master Gardeners donate to the sale from their own gardens.”
Master Gardeners are volunteers who take an active interest in lawns and gardens. They provide research-based education and programs in horticulture and environmental issues for the gardening public. Under guidance of County Extension Agents, Master Gardeners have completed special horticulture training and have passed an examination. They volunteer at least 20 hours a year through the NC Cooperative Extension Service. In Mecklenburg County, the NC Cooperative Extension Service operates as part of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.
For more information contact Shannon Stober, Plant Sale Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Ewers, Extension Horticulture Agent at email@example.com