Itasca County Master Gardeners' Wildly Popular Plant Sale

May 15, 2019

Imagine a plant sale that’s so popular it only lasts an hour! Folks arrive early, bringing their own flats and boxes, to buy annuals and perennials that can thrive in the local climate. All the proceeds support a good cause.

This scenario describes the annual Itasca County Master Gardeners’ plant sale. It’s tomorrow evening, May 16th, from 5-6 p.m. at the University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. The sale promises beautiful plants at great prices, and includes a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, blueberries, hostas, and vegetables. Master gardeners have grown or dug up most of the plants at their own houses. They’ll be on hand to assist attendees and answer plant and garden questions.

Master gardeners Cathy Davies and David Hayes talked about the sale with Katie Carter and Maggie Montgomery on Northern Community Radio’s Wednesday Morning show. You can learn lots more about the sale and being a master gardener in the interview below.