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To Market, To Market for Garden Goods

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To Market, To Market for Garden Goods

The “Autumn in the Garden” Market offers one-stop shopping for all your fall gardening needs. Included among the plants for sale are many highlighted at the eight tour gardens and grown by Master Gardeners.  Shoppers also can browse specialty nurseries and handcrafted wares, enjoy a snack from any of the 4 food trucks and visit the booths of other vendors and non-profits.

The market will be held at Dana Middle School, 1775 Chatsworth Blvd. It is open to the public as well as tour goers. There is no admission fee to the market.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Here’s a lineup of some items for sale.

From the Master Gardener master craftspeople:

  • 2012 garden calendars
  • Handcrafted birdhouses in a variety of styles
  • Mosaic birdbaths
  • Concrete leaves and mushrooms
  • Hypertufa containers
  • Vintage windows painted with garden designs
  • Colorful stucco planter boxes
  • Sweet gum seed wreaths
  • Small pumpkins decorated with succulents
  • Crystal totems
  • Butterfly/bee water dishes
  • Denim garden aprons and totes
  • Pruning gauntlets in long and short lengths

From the Master Gardener master growers

  • Highlighted plants on view in the tour gardens
  • Hundreds of drought-tolerant plants

Other garden items from Master Gardeners 
  • Owl and bat boxes
  • Mason bee houses
  • Owl and songbird books
  • Sharpening hones
  • Floral notecards
  • Gently used garden books

Some specialty vendors

  • Blossom Valley Protea
  • Garden Glories Nursery
  • The Flower Girls
  • Diane’s Herbs and Flowers
  • Mary’s Garden Bulbs and Plants
  • California Mycorrhiza
  • Vertical Garden Solutions
  • ABC Rags Baskets and Quilts
  • Garden Art by Mo
  • Ex-Libris Books
  • Wabisabi Green Eco Décor
  • Creative Garden Art
  • Molly Rock’s
  • Linda Zaiser Art
  • Carol’s Tiny Succulent Art Pottery
  • IMIX Designs
  • The Mad Potter
  • Susan’s Ceramics
  • Barrels & Branches
  • Mark Himmel BlastOff Jewelry
  • Green Meadow Growers
  • Coastal Sage Garden