The Door County Master Gardeners Association will hold its annual plant sale at the UW Extension Peninsular Research Station, 4312 Hwy. 42 Sturgeon Bay on May 27, 9 am – noon.
Local gardeners can browse the terrific variety of plants for sale. The sale includes annuals, vegetables, herbs, perennials, some wildflowers, and wildlife friendly and ornamental shrubs. This year’s sale will offer twice as many annuals as in previous years, including specialty Petunias, heirloom and highly fragrant Nicotiana, tall and double Zinnias, some unusual Sunflowers, a variety of Nasturtiums, and more.
For vegetable gardeners, the sale offers rare and unusual wonders like Turkish Orange Eggplant along with several basils and other aromatics. There will also be 20 different kinds of tomatoes including several heirloom varieties.
New this year is the opportunity for gardeners to purchase and design a twelve-inch mixed container planter with flowers or herbs. It comes with a free sample of Osmocote and for a small extra fee Master Gardener volunteers will plant the container while visitors continue to shop for more garden treasures. Door County Coffee will be served, and the first 150 customers who visit the adjoining Master Gardener display garden, The Garden Door, will also receive a nice annual as a bonus.
Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer gardening questions, offer advice, and to assist with selections. Gardeners should prepare their lists and arrive ready to find plants that will do well in Door County. A list of the plants offered for sale will be posted on the Master Gardener’s website dcmga.org one week before the event.
All proceeds from the sale provide support for the Master Gardeners continuing free public education programs, which are very popular during the winter months, drawing hundreds of participants. The sale helps fund The Garden Door, a public display garden and one of the county’s hidden gems, and it supports other horticultural projects throughout the community.