Our 2015 Master Gardener Plant Sale and Educational Fair held March 28th was a great success. Plants sold out quickly and those who attended the educational classes rated the classes highly.
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2015 Master Gardener Plant Sale and Educational Fair, (March 28, 2015)
Click this link for a proposed list of plants that will be for sale. The list may be subject to change due to our late spring weather.
2015 Plant Sale List – Updated 3-23-15
OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SPEAKERS
8:00 AM – Learn about the Plants Available in our Sale
Wayne Rhoden – President of the Williamson County Master Gardener Association and nineteen year Master Gardener experienced in growing and maintaining native plants, herbs and other ornamental plants. You will get information on the requirements for sunlight, watering and feeding the plants and some cooking tips about using herbs in your meals.
10:00 AM – Herbal Medicinal Plants
Grace Bryce – Owner of Gracie’s Garden, LLC. Grace is an avid gardener and has a passion for herbs. She loves organically growing herbs and formulating salves, lotions and tinctures. With a science background, formulating herbal products comes naturally to her. She is a stickler for quality control and is GMP compliant. Helping people feel better is also something she is passionate about.
11:00 AM – What is wrong with My Tree?
Dr. David Appel – Dr. Appel earned a B.S. in Biology (1973) and an M.S. (1974) in Plant Pathology from West Virginia University, and his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Virginia Tech (1981). He then came to Texas A&M in 1981 to work on the oak mortality problem in central Texas. Since then, his research program has since been largely focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis and control of oak wilt. He will talk about hazardous trees in our landscape.
1:00 PM – Poisonous Plants in the Landscape
Natalie Vreeland -Ms. Vreeland has served as Community Garden Coordinator for the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) since January 2004. In this capacity she has developed a successful community garden program, created a volunteer training program, and assisted in the development of a cooking and nutrition program. She provides horticultural information to community gardeners and residents of the area and grows organic fruits and vegetables to donate to area food banks.