Master Gardeners holding plant sale for Pioneer Museum

Published 3:00 am Friday, May 5, 2017

For the second year, the Pike County Master Gardeners will have a hodgepodge of plants for sale as an event of Spring Plantin’ Day at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on Saturday.

Leigh Calk, Master Gardener president, said this year’s Pike County Master Gardeners Plant Sale will benefit the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

“The proceeds from the plant sale will be used for the renovation of the museum’s walking trail,” Calk said. “The Pike County Master Gardeners are proud to dedicate the funds from the plant sale to this very worthy cause.”

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Most all of the plants that will be on sale on Saturday at the Pioneer Museum are from the yards or greenhouses of the master gardeners.

“These are plants that our master gardeners have either propagated or have grown from seeds,” Calk said. “We will have a large variety of plants – shrubs, annuals, perennials, house plants and herbs. Confederate Roses and Sago Palms will be among the plants on sale.

“All the plants will be offered at good prices, from one dollar to $20 depending on the plant. Now is the time to get these plants in the ground so it’s a good time to buy.”

The plant sale will be located next to the herb bed, which is up the steps at the left of the museum’s main building.

There is an admission charge to Spring Plantin’ Day but admission to the plant sale is free.

“Those who come Saturday just for the plant sale will get an arm band at the ticket gate that will admit them at no charge” Calk said. “We invite those who want ‘homegrown’ plants for their homes and yards to come to the Pike County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.”

The Pike County Master Gardeners are longtime supporters of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama but work in partnership with other groups and organizations when requested.

The 2016 Master Gardner Class had 18 members. The Pike County Master Gardeners have 20 active members. A new local Master Gardner Class will begin in the fall. The class will meet one day a week for 10 weeks. For more information about the 2017 Master Gardener Class or to register, call the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985.