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Master gardeners plant sale coming up

On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria.

At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Take a look at the variety of plants offered and find some different options for your beds. This year's sale will feature many native perennial plants that add color and texture in your garden, are pollinator friendly, and grow well in sun and shade. Bergenia cordifolia, Heartleaf saxifrage; Baptisia leucantha, White Baptisia; Chelone Lyonii Pink Turtlehead; Echinops ritro, Globe Thistle and Geranium sanguineum, Cranesbill Geranium are just a few of those available.

There will also be a variety of vegetables and herbs grown by local master gardeners, as well as the usual suspects like daylilies and hostas. Try heirloom tomatoes this year and maybe some eggplant. Shake up your garden and try something new!

Mark your calendars for the presentation and have fun finding nature's treasures at this sale.

Don't be late!! Plants sell fast!!

The Douglas County Library is again partnering with University of Minnesota Extension to offer Saturday Morning Gardening Classes throughout the summer. Come join me at the Douglas County Library large meeting room from 10:30-11:30 with your garden questions and explore some new garden ideas and find solutions to your pesky gardening problems.

June 3: Vegetable Gardening 101

July 1: Garden 911: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

July 29: Surprise Topic

August 26: Preserving the Harvest

For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Extension office at 320-762-3890.

Hope to see you there!