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Plant sale still on for Saturday

MACKEYVILLE — Although the Farm-City Family Festival was cancelled, the fall plant sale scheduled for this Saturday by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Clinton County is still on.

The plant sale and Garden Sense Symposium will be held at the Clinton County Fair Grounds.

The sale will feature a mixture of perennials, trees, and shrubs, including many natives, nativars, and hard-to-find varieties. Master Gardeners will also offer transplants from their own gardens. All sales are on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Please call (570) 858-0189 with questions.

“Join us for our very first fall plant sale! Fall is a great time for planting. Cooler temperatures and more plentiful rainfall during the fall make it easier for plants to become established,” a release from the Master Gardeners said. “With top growth dying back as winter approaches, plants are able to focus their energy on developing strong root systems. By spring, they are already established and ready to grow.”

In addition to the sales, the Master Gardeners have a schedule packed with gardening workshops.

Extension Horticulture Educator Tom Butzler will demonstrate the proper way to plant a tree.

Extension Forestry Educator Dave Jackson will make a presentation on invasive plants and what can be done to remove them.

Master Gardeners will offer mini-sessions on Creating and Maintaining Demonstration Gardens, How to Build a Compost Pile, Hobby Bee Keeping and more. They will also be on-hand to answer any gardening questions.

“This is an event you won’t want to miss,” the release said.

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