Area master gardeners host their final spring plant sale in Plaquemine on Saturday, May 12 – just in time for Mother’s Day. As usual, the sale takes place from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Cooperative Extension greenhouse, located at 25250 C. M. “Mike” Zito Lane.
All of the plants – propagated by Westside Master Gardeners and area nurseries – are recommended by the LSU AgCenter for local gardens. Some also are designated as Super Plants – tough, beautiful varieties selected by LSU AgCenter horticulturists for their superior performance in Louisiana growing conditions. Selections include hanging baskets and container gardens created by Westside Master Gardeners.
Westside Master Gardeners is a volunteer organization comprised of more than 40 residents of Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes who have completed the LSU AgCenter’s certified Master Gardener program. Proceeds from the group’s plant sales help fund local projects and programs such as school and community gardens and the 4-H and Cloverbuds programs.
The Master Gardener program offers home gardeners opportunities to develop their skills and share their knowledge. Information about becoming a master gardener is available online at lsuagcenter.com or by calling the Cooperative Extension office in Plaquemine (225/687-5155) or Port Allen (225/336-2416).