Plant Sale Saturday, May 6th 8 AM-4 PM

PLANTS BY THE THOUSANDS

Nearly 15,000 plants will be for sale at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium on Saturday, May 6 during the “Dig…Plant…Grow!” The plant sale is sponsored by the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association, Inc. (SWIMGA) and Tucker Publishing Group.

Perennial and annual flowers for sun and shade gardens as well as succulents, water plants, vegetables, herbs, house plants, and beautiful Mother’s Day gifts will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions about the plants being sold, and Ernie Hicks will be available to address questions about backyard gardening, growing tomatoes, and the use of raised garden beds.

This plant sale provides the financial resources needed by SWIMGA to maintain nearly 20 public gardens in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey counties—including the 1.2-acre Master Gardener Display Garden in Evansville. In addition to managing the exquisite gardens, 10,000 pounds of vegetables are harvested by the Master Gardeners and donated to the Tri-State Food Bank each year.

The Vanderburgh 4-H Center is located at 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road north of Evansville. For more information about the Plant Sale, please contact Cathy Burns at 812.453.8141or burns@wowway.com or Rita Howell at 812.582.0762 or howell@psci.net.

PRESENTATIONS ON HYPERTUFA AND GOURDS
AT THE DISPLAY GARDENS

The Master Gardener Display Garden in Evansville is the place to be Saturday, May 13 for free demonstrations for the public by master gardeners Jane Rexing and Debbie Goedde. The 1.2 acre Display Garden is located south of Lloyd Expressway between Stockwell Road and Vann Avenue, next to the Eykamp Scout Center. 

Jane Rexing will present the Art of Making Hypertufa Plant Pots at 9:00 a.m. With a thick, coarse stone look and porous texture, hypertufa pots are very versatile and can hold many different types of plants including succulents. Rexing will share the art of making and utilizing hypertufa for plant pots.

 

 

At 10:00 a.m., Debbie Goedde will discuss Growing and Decorating Gourds. Likely one of the earliest domesticated types of plants, gourds have had numerous uses throughout history such as tools, musical instruments, objects of art, film, and food. Come see the creative ideas Goedde has for growing and decorating gourds.

Throughout the morning, other master gardeners will be working in the Display Garden and answering questions about growing flowers and vegetables.

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