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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Plant Sales Galore

Although we are leaving Earth Month behind, there are still plenty of ways to get your hands in the dirt. This weekend, visit any of the following sales for houseplants, herbs, annuals, and more. Hint: Many would make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day on May 14!

Local Source Plant Sale
11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4
Local Source, 111 S.E. Third St.
Find annuals, vegetables, houseplants, and more at this event by Local Source Southwest Indiana, a growers’ organization that encourages the cultivation and commerce of local farming.

2023 Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale
8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6
Vanderburgh County 4-H Activities Center Complex, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Darmstadt, Indiana
More than 15,000 plants will be on sale during the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association’s famous annual sale. Find perennials and annuals for sun or shade, native plants, succulents, vegetables, herbs, houseplants, and more. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

Bloomin’ Zoo Plant Sale
May 6-7
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
The Mesker Park Zoo Botanics Department grows and prepares unique plants including tropical, unusual perennials, trees, shrubs, orchids, and ornamental grasses. This sale is included with zoo admission, which costs $11 for visitors 13 years and older, $10 for children ages three to 12, and free for children two and younger.

For those who want to stretch their green thumb a bit further, catch a glimpse of three gardens that will be in the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association’s 11th Biennial Tour De Fleur Garden Walk in the May/June issue of Evansville Living, coming soon. The garden walk will take place from June 24-25 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. each day.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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