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by Barbara Brown and Susan Cosio, Denton County Master Gardeners

Spring is an exciting time for gardeners. After the brown, sad look of our landscapes during the winter, green is coming up everywhere as perennial plants begin their growing season. Big box stores and nursery shelves are filled with plants to entice shoppers. But wait! There is another option for finding the best plants— Spring Plant Sales, held by local gardening organizations.

Many master gardener associations hold local plant sales. They often have hard-to-find plants, native plants, and seedlings started by association members from their own gardens.

Most organizations or association plant sales provide knowledgeable volunteers to

answer questions including design, planting, and long-term care of your purchases. Master Gardeners are available to assist you. Prices may be a bit lower than for-profit nurseries and best of all your purchases help fund programs ranging from public gardens to gardening education and research.

Our very own Plant Sale is coming May 4th and here is all the information you will need for a great weekend of shopping! See below for other great local events as well.

Denton County Master Gardener Association

Spring Plant Sale, Saturday May 4th

DCMGA will hold their Spring Plant Sale at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane, in Denton. This crowd-pleasing spring event offers a wide selection of native, well-adapted perennials, annuals, grasses, small shrubs, trees, herbs, bulbs, corms, and edibles that do well in our challenging North Texas climate. Exciting new varieties will be available, as well as old favorites that require a little extra care in a pot or planter. Gardeners on a limited budget will find many reasonable choices at the Make-an-Offer section.

Master Gardeners will be at every table to help fellow gardeners find just the right plants for their gardens. In addition, beginning gardeners or gardeners new to North Texas can get landscape ideas, suggestions, and solutions from the Master Gardeners at the Gardenscapers table and have their specific gardening questions answered at the Ask a Master Gardener table. The best plant selection will be available when the sale opens at 9:00 a.m. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or until sellout, rain or shine. Wagons/carts will be available, but customers may bring their own transport to take as many of these wonderful plants their gardens can hold.

DCMGA educates and engages county residents in the implementation of research-based horticultural and environmental practices that create sustainable gardens, landscapes, and communities.

For more information:

Website: or

Email: Garden Help Desk: (940)349-2892.

Save the Date: Don’t forget about our wonderful Garden Tour event that happens on May 11th. Check out our web-site and purchase your tickets for a great Saturday Event on Mother’s Day week-end!

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