The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is becoming a Parker County
tradition. It will be held Saturday, April 9 at the Parker County
office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Weatherford,
604 N. Main from 8 a.m. to noon - rain or shine, but the line forms
early as many plants are snapped up quickly. Every spring, the group
gathers a list of plants that are proven winners for the area. There
will be a tremendous selection of perennials, herbs, vegetable
plants, annuals, shrubs, and roses available to help get spring
gardening off to a great start.

plantsale2013 1Many of the plant varieties are native or adaptive to Parker County.
Two areas in particular include drought-tolerant plants and plants
that will be used for butterfly gardens, especially those that will
provide a way station for migrating Monarchs. Some of the plants come
from local nurseries, but many are grown by Master Gardeners in
gardens in Parker County. Master Gardeners will be on hand throughout
the event to provide information about the plants, answer questions
and assist with plant selection to meet gardening needs.

Proceeds from this annual sale go toward providing horticultural
education to the citizens of Parker County and promoting sound
horticultural practices in everyday gardening..

Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service who have completed at least 50 hours of horticulture training
and served a full year of internship with the local Extension office.