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The 2010 Master Gardener Plant Sale is set for June 19

By Marcia Van Loy

Mark your calendar for the June 19 Master Gardener Plant Sale and Horticultural Exhibits in Balboa Park.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 101 and the patio of Casa del Prado. 

Plants for sale will include a wide variety of annuals, perennials, succulents, ornamental and fruit trees, heirloom and unusual vegetables, staghorn ferns, a wide variety of bromeliads and an abundance of other plants for your home landscape.  Master Gardeners will be available to help you with plant selections and provide growing information. 

Horticultural and pest control advice also will be provided by Master Gardeners on a variety of gardening subjects.  Exhibits will include information on the following topics:

  • Identifying friends and foes in your garden
  • Safe pest control
  • Landscaping tips to help defend your home from wildfires
  • Composting how-to
  • Tomato, avocado and citrus tree care
  • Identification of invasive plants
  • Sustainable gardening
  • How to make your garden more drought tolerant

Park free of charge in Balboa Park lots and take the free tram to the sale. Purchased plants can be held in a holding area while shoppers enjoy the park or retrieve their cars. A loading zone makes plant pick-up simple and easy.

Watch our Web site, www.mastergardenerssandiego.org, and our facebook page, for more information as the plant sale nears.

Master Gardener Marcia Van Loy is chair of the annual Plant Sale.