Duval Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale and Gardening Expo

Join us for the 2nd Annual Duval County Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale & Gardening Expo on Saturday, April 14 from 9am to 1pm. Shop for plants, learn gardening information from exhibits, attend seminars, and visit with the UF/IFAS Extension Duval County Master Gardeners. This Master Gardener plant sale will be held at the Duval County Extension Office on 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville FL.

Visit the exhibits to find out how to make a grow bucket, rain barrel, bat house, bee box, and drip system using an outside spigot. Beekeepers will be here to teach you how to set up your own hives. Learn how to grow microgreens, vegetables and herbs, and a host of landscape plants. Find out the best site conditions for growing the plants available at the plant sale.

Plan to bring soil samples to drop off for pH testing and gardening questions for the Master Gardener plant doctors. Bring cash or checkbook to purchase plants (no credit cards). For information on how to take a soil sample, click here.

Educational Seminars include the following topics:

  • 9:30-10 a.m. Seasonal Vegetables for the Heat
  • 10:30-11.a.m. Easy Care Plants for the Landscape
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Notes of a Lazy Composter
Attractive perennial plant for sunny location
Vietnamese Hollyhock
Scrub milkweed is a larval host plant for milkweed and queen butterflies
Asclepias tuberosa Scrub Milkweed

Select from a large selection of plants that include flowering perennials, butterfly host plants, native plants, pollinator plants, succulents, vegetables/herbs, and woody landscape plants. Some of the plants that will be available at the sale include beautyberry, darrowii little blueberry, coral bean, sweetshrub, fringetree, hoptree, shumard oak, arrowwood viburnum, Vietnamese hollyhock, bronze fennel, Salvia Heatwave, Salvia Mystic Spires Improved, Salvia Wendy’s Wish, Salvia Black and Blue, penta butterfly deep rose, African blue basil, native milkweeds, scrubmint, twinflower, gaillardia, coreopsis tickseed, scarlet hibiscus, sunshine mimosa, beebalm, penstemon, frogfruit, stokesia, Ironweed, muhlygrass, river oats, dwarf fakahatcheegrass, cross vine, coral honeysuckle, native passionvine, perennial peanut, plumeria, crinum bulbs, heat tolerant tomatoes, peppers, basil, and more.

Come hungry because Golden Prague International Food Truck will be on hand to provide tasty breakfast and lunch items.

For more information, contact us at (904)255-7450.


Posted: February 27, 2018

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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