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Plant sale has herbs, flowers, veggies

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Make plans to attend this year’s Wilson County Extension Master Gardeners annual plant sale to purchase trees, shrubs, ornamental plants, houseplants, bulbs, perennials, vegetables and herbs. The sale is Saturday, April 14, in the auditorium of the Wilson County Agricultural Center at 1806 SW Goldsboro St. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon. 

This year, the greenhouse is focusing on heirloom vegetables, historical varieties that are well-known for their great taste. 

The Master Gardeners propagate many other kinds of plants for the sale and will offer Japanese maples, evergreen shrubs, viburnums, lilies and irises, and house plants such as spider plants, ribbon ferns, aloes and begonias. Gloves and gently used gardening items will also be on sale.

Members of the Wilson Botanical Gardens get early admission, 8:30 a.m., to the sale. Members must present their membership cards. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Anyone interested in becoming a WBG member can pay for a membership starting at 8:15 the day of the sale or call 252-237-0113 before the day of the sale and speak to Sue Nichols. Membership contributions begin at $30.  

Plants leftover from Saturday’s sale will be available for sale again from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 16. Proceeds from the plant sale go to support the Wilson County Extension Master Gardener programs.

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