As we move into fall, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs.
September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant some landscape plants. And the Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteers can assist with this. They are holding a Fall Plant Sale this Saturday in Fort Walton Beach.
Fall is the best time to add new plants to your landscape. Cooler temperatures allow new plants to establish a healthy root system before having to expend most of their energy generating new leaves and flowers as they would in spring.
The Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold a Fall Plant Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the Okaloosa Extension Annex located at 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach.
This plant sale will be held indoors. The plant sale will feature annuals, perennials, native plants, woody ornamentals and plants for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife. A large variety of plants will be available including many hard-to-find Florida-Friendly plants grown by Master Gardener Volunteers in their own gardens.
Plants will be on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20. As a courtesy to all customers, there will be no pre-sales. Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to assist and answer questions.