2016 Fall Perennial Plant Sale – Ask A Master Garden Booth UC Farmers Market

Oct 1, 2016 – Project Update – Ask A Master Gardener booth – Union County farmers market

Plant Sale 2016

A plant sale and education day was held on Saturday, Oct 1, in order to raise funds for TUMGA projects and assist the public in improving their landscape with perennial plants.

TUMGA members donated plants from their own landscapes to sell.  Approximately 500 plants were transplanted into pots by approximately 15 TUMGA members to contribute to the sale.  This was a monumental task that took half of the year to accomplish.  But, it was successful, and we look forward to hearing from the public about their success with their plants.

A huge Thank You to all who participated and made this project a fun and rewarding event.  Thanks to all of the spouses that helped also.   It was a beautiful day.  Donna Cates MGEV


Master Gardeners Plant Sale – Union Co. Farmers Market
Mark your calendar for the October 1st Perennial Plant Sale
from 7:30 am until noon.

Towns-Union Master Gardeners are dividing their perennials and will have them available for sale. Just a few plants on sale are hosta, hellebore, lamb’s ear, salvia, rudbeckia, stokes aster, ground covers, and many others. These are plants that grow successfully in the area. Donations and proceeds from the sale will benefit community gardening projects.
Fall and winter is generally a time of rest for your plants’ blooms and often-time, their foliage. The roots are still viable, however, and will establish themselves and give the plant a head start for the spring. Below are a few reasons for planting in the fall.
1. Get a jump-start on spring growth. Planting perennials in the fall gives them a head start in the spring. Plants will start to grow once the ground thaws, before you could have worked the soil and planted in the spring.
2. The cool weather is healthy for the plant and YOU. If the hot, sweaty weather isn’t for you, try gardening in the fall! The crisp, cool air makes for an enjoyable experience, leisurely planting, and working outside in the garden.
3. Less water is required. The colder weather helps eliminate evaporation, and shorter days mean photosynthesis slows down, resulting in your new plants requiring less water than if planted in the spring.
4. Less stress. The colder weather in fall also causes less stress on your new plants, allowing for the root systems to establish themselves in a comfortable environment before the winter.
5. Spring-blooming bulbs/tubers need to winter-over. Do you love colorful varieties such as iris and daffodils? These bulbs need to be planted in the fall and require a wintering-over time to provide gorgeous, cheerful spring blooms.

To see the whole flier, please click here: oct-1plantsalepressreleasefivegoodreasons