Annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday

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From Special Reports

The greenhouse is full and the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) have raided their gardens for plants to donate to their Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12. The annual sale features azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, River Birch, iris, and hydrangeas as well as other sought-after plants.

“Many gardeners may not know that fall is the optimum time to plant trees and shrubs,” says MGEV Kathy Olmsted, who is coordinating the sale with MGEV Shanna Campbell-Yeaney. “Planting in the fall gives the roots the opportunity to develop over the winter. Come spring, these plants will have a much better chance of withstanding the stress of heat and drought of a Georgia summer.”

Sale hours are 8:30 a.m. until Noon on Saturday at the Extension Greenhouse, located at UGA Extension-Coweta County Center at 255 Pine Road in Newnan. All plants for sale have been propagated or grown by MGEVs. And only cash or checks can be for purchases.

“We’ll have volunteers on hand to answer your gardening questions about fall planting of trees, shrubs and perennials,” says co-coordinator Olmsted. “And don’t forget to bring cardboard boxes to carry home your plants. We will have some on hand, but plant sale veterans always know to bring their own boxes.”

Corn stocks will also be available for fall decorating needs. Funds from the MGEV plant sale support UGA Extension-Coweta County community education programs and fund agriculture scholarships and Coweta 4-H.

For more information about the sale, please contact UGA Extension-Coweta County at 770-254-2620 or visit http://ugaextension.org/coweta or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CowetaCountyMasterGardenerExtensionVolunteers.

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