Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist
The Cameron County Master Gardeners’ Association will host its spring plant sale on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out). This is a great opportunity for local gardeners because the plants offered for sale have been raised by the Master Gardeners in the same location and the same climate in which you will plant them. Proceeds from the sale support community education programs and the needs of the Education Garden where the sale is held.
Many activities will be available over the course of the day. A Plant Clinic staffed by experts will be held from 9 – noon, and you are encouraged to bring sick plants and insect (in containers – so they won’t spread) for diagnosis and treatment information.
Master Gardeners themselves will be available for consultation and to help you select just the right plant for your unique setting. Tours and explanations of the composting area and other areas of the Education Garden will be offered. Children’s activities will be available to educate and entertain; Garden Art vendors, and Wooden Planter vendors will offer products to spark your creativity.
Because there is usually a large turnout for the Gardeners’ Market, attendees are encouraged to bring their own carts or wagons to carry their bargains to their vehicles.
DIRECTIONS TO THE EDUCATION GARDEN
The sale will be held at the Master Gardeners’ Education Garden which is located on the San Benito side of the County Annex Building, 1390 W. Expressway 83, which is next to San Benito High School.
Driving from Harlingen on the Expressway, exit Williams Road and continue on the frontage past the Williams Rd. intersection. Use the next turn-around (Ratliff St.) and head back towards Harlingen on the frontage road so that you can enter the parking lot of the County Annex Building.
Driving from Brownsville on the Expressway, take the Williams Road exit and enter the parking lot before you arrive at Williams Road. Come spend a pleasant morning browsing under our pavilion and broadening your knowledge.