Spring Plant & Garden Shows Take Center Stage


It’s not that rural Upper East Side of Texas needs more of nature’s beauty, but many of its inhabitants enjoy gardening and enhancing their yards and businesses with flowers, native plants, herbs, and more. Plant and garden shows are scheduled throughout the region this time of year. Here are a few:

March 24
9th Annual Spring Plant Sale & Garden Show by Cypress Basin Master Gardeners. Mount Pleasant. Plant sales by master gardeners, lawn and garden exhibitors, educational speakers and keynote speaker, Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Ave. rosiedoodles62558@yahoo.com. 469.658.6419.

March 24
Fannin County Master Gardeners 2018 Garden, Lawn and Home Expo. Bonham. Speaker Steve Chamblee of Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Great garden and best native and adapted Texas plants ideas. Viticulturist Michael Cook discusses grape-growing and cultivation and Blake Shoot from Texas Bee Supply and Desert Creek Honey is speaking. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bonham Civic Center, Hwys 121 and 56, 1100 West 5th Street. 903.583.7453

April 1
Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration. Nacogdoches. The Stephen F. Austin Gardens Spring Plant Sale joins forces with an Earth Day Celebration. Activities include plant sales, gardening booths, children’s yoga, upcycled art, non-toxic cleaning strategies, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SFA Gardens/Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street. sfagardens@sfasu.edu. 936.468.1832

April 7-8

Butterfly Plant Sale. Dallas. Gregg’s Blue Mistflower, Milkweed, Mexican Bush Sage, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 214.428.7476 x. 341. www.txdg.org

April 14-15
29th annual Spring Plant Sale. McKinney. Features large selection of native plants, herbs, and plants. Guests are welcome to bring carts or wagons to facilitate their purchases. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, www.heardmuseum.org/plantsale

April 28
Spring Open House. Edom. Informational presentations on topics including: Color from Tropicals, Growing Succulents, Healthy Living Through Herbs, Raising Chickens, and more. Vendors sell daylillies, herbal body care, and seasonings. Blue Moon Gardens, 13062 FM 279. 903.852.3897. www.bluemoongardens.com

April 28
Henderson County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. Athens. Plants for sale will include a variety of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, annuals, natives, heirlooms, vegetables, and herbs.  A new addition to the sale is a garden art section. Master Gardeners are on site for consultation.  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 3344 State Highway 31. 903.675.6130. www.henderson-co-tx-mg.org.

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