Saturday, May 9, 2015

Master Gardeners: That's how they stroll

Demonstration garden, Idea garden, call it what you will, these gems are great places to stroll through and get brilliant gardening ideas. Ideas that you may not have previously considered. Master Gardeners are a passionate bunch with various interests with gardening bringing them together.

A recent visit with family took me to a lovely garden in Springfield, Missouri. The Master Gardener Demonstration Garden. It was more than lovely and not little at all. It was quite a great surprise. The Greene County gardeners were wrapping up after a long day. They had held their annual fund raiser plant sale. People started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. for the 7:30 a.m. sale, and the gardeners were up much earlier than that.

By the time we arrived, the sale was wrapping up. There were a few plants left and the gardeners were jubilantly beat. The sale seemed to have been a success.

Greene County, MO Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens and Plant Sale

If you have an opportunity to participate in one of the fundraisers for any Master Gardeners, know that you are supporting more than garden fanatics. Our Champaign County, IL Master Gardeners support display gardens, rehabilitation gardens, a garden for a crisis day care provider, and more. So much education, sharing, and caring goes into what Master Gardeners do.

Hate gardening but like gardens? Enjoy the bounty of their work by visiting a demonstration garden or attending a fundraiser event like the Champaign County Master Gardener Garden Walk, here in Illinois in June.

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