The Northern Michigan Master Gardener Association will be hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Gabriel Farm, located at 2800 East Mitchell Road, in Petoskey.
A wide variety of perennials, herbs, ground covers and shrubs will be available at bargain prices. Master Gardeners have been digging and dividing their plants in preparation for this annual event, and because these home-grown plants are already acclimated to our Northern Michigan growing conditions there is no need to harden them off, just plant immediately. All plants have been state-inspected and certified.
In addition to the outdoor plants, a selection of houseplants will be for sale. A Garden Market Place will offer everything garden-related, from tools to books and from pots to planters. Horticultural information on Smart Gardening practices will be available, as well as refreshments and a make-and-take pollinator workshop for the kids.
Those attending the June 1 plant sale will have the opportunity to increase their garden knowledge at educational presentations planned throughout the day:
• 10 a.m. — Local Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks of plant division in live demonstrations
• 11 a.m. — Nancy Cunningham will talk about “Native Plants That Are Good For The Lakeshore”
• Noon — Ashley Bruder of Ocqueoc will present information on growing, harvesting and drying herbs in her program titled “Making Herbs Accessible”
Other programs include a series of short videos in a loop on the biological impact of 5G and other wireless radiation, with related books and articles.
Proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale will go toward the Saturday, Aug. 3, gardening seminar featuring Janet Macunovich at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Brochures will be available at the sale. For further information, contact Linda Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MSU Extension Northern Michigan Master Gardener Association, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which sponsors various educational events and community projects