Master Gardeners plan plant sale
It’s spring and time to garden! If you are thinking of redoing your gardens or adding a flowerbed to your landscape, come to the Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 19.
The North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Association (NCWMG) will hold its annual Plant Sale as part of the Wausau Area’s Green Saturday. This is a great place to kick off the gardening season for both new and experienced gardeners. The Marathon County Solid Waste Department (MCSWD) will be hosting a community compost bin and pail sale, in conjunction with the sale.
Both sales are held at the Marathon Park Cattle Barn Saturday, May 19, from 7 a.m. to Noon.
All plants are grown locally. A large selection of plants are available, including: perennial and annual flowers, tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, native plants, houseplants, ornamental grasses and hostas. Several area gardeners (including past Garden Walk hosts) have generously donated plants for this year’s sale. Hostas, Jacob’s Ladders, Yucca, Red Bee Balm, Raspberry plants, Sea Holly, Astilbe and Brunnera are just a few of the plants that will be available. Master Gardeners bring different plants to the sale every year, so every year is unique. Come and see what’s available this year.
Gardening Related Items, Tools
Gently used tools, gardening accessories and decorative garden items will be available. The MCSWD sale will feature the Home Composter™ compost bin that is made from 100% recycled material and has a 17cu. ft./125 gallon capacity. It sells for $53 and comes apart into two halves, making it easy for turning materials and moving the bin. To encourage more composting of kitchen food scraps, stainless steel kitchen pails will be sold for $25 each. The 1.3 gallon steel pail is easy to clean, doesn’t stain and has a charcoal filter lid. Worm compost will also be available.
Free Children’s Planting Area
Encourage your children to learn more about gardening! Our popular Children’s Garden area gives children the opportunity to plant and take home their project. We see lots of smiling faces!
Questions about gardening or your newly purchased plants? Stop at our Reference Table staffed by Master Gardeners that will answer your questions.