SPOONER, WI -- North Country Master Gardener Volunteers announce their annual Spring Plant Sale. The sale is pre-order only with pick-up on Saturday May 21st, 2022, from 8:00 am - Noon.

This year’s plant sale will have a “twist” from prior years, as we are requesting pre-orders from February through May 1 or until supplies are sold out. There will be a new pickup location at the City of Spooner Front Street Public Parking Lot (north of the Canoe Heritage Museum) on May 21.

The pre-order form is available on our website and at the Spooner Memorial Library, Shell Lake Public Library, and other local organizations.

Tomatoes, Peppers, and our popular 6 Packs of Pollinators and Herbs

  • Specific Tomato varieties are Beef Steak, Cherokee Purple, Early Girl, German Johnson, Sungold, and Sweet Valentine Container.
  • Specific Pepper varieties are Early Jalapeno (Heirloom), Giant Marconi (2001 AAS Winner), King of the North, New Ace, Ruby King (Heirloom), and Wisconsin Lakes.
  • The Pollinator Collection has Native Perennial Plants; Wild Lupine, Butterfly Weed, Black-eyed Susan, New England Asters, Swamp Milkweed, and Blazing Star Liatris.
  • The Herb Collection has Six Herbs for the Senses: Thyme, Rosemary, Giant from Italy Parsley, Genovese Basic, Garlic Chives, and Bouquet Dill.

The proceeds go toward supporting the Teaching and Display Garden that is open to the public on Orchard Lane, just east of the Ag Research Station; for garden-related grants; for promoting horticulture outreach and education in Sawyer, Washburn, and Burnett counties; and other horticultural projects.

According to Kevin Schoessow, Area UW-Extension Agriculture Development Educator, “Master Gardener volunteers come together from many backgrounds. They find common ground in their appreciation for growing plants, whether edible or ornamental. They are trained horticulture volunteers who help people in the community better understand horticulture and the environment, and they donate thousands of hours’ worth of their time each year toward that end.”

Further information about the sale is available at www.northcountrymgv.org/plant-sale or e-mail ncmgva@gmail.com.


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