Master Gardeners hold annual Plant Fair

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Plants, Plants and more Plants! This is what you will see when you visit the Orange County Master Gardeners’ Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair. Held yearly at the pavilion in Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442, Orangefield this Saturday, March 23 from 8 AM – 1 PM, rain or shine, you will not be disappointed. There will be hundreds of plants to choose from to beautify your landscape, patio, and home. All which have been locally grown by the Master Gardeners and local wholesale nursery suppliers.

There will be several different citrus varieties including orange, Satsuma, and mandarins for sale and Mr. Bonnie Childers who lived in Orange at one time will be available to answer any of your citrus questions. He is known locally as the “citrus guru”. In addition to citrus, we will have 4 varieties of fig trees, Thornless blackberries, blueberries grown by a local grower who supplies blueberries to HEB statewide, sweet strawberries, summer raspberries, Mexican Plums and many more fruit and nut trees.

For your landscape and flower beds, we will have our famous Texas SuperStar plants available along with native Texas and perennial plants that grow best in our area. There will be such a large assortment of plants, too many to list, you will have to come to see for your self. Of course, vegetables can’t be left out; with 7 varieties of tomatoes and 8 varieties of peppers, there will be many herbs and other vegetables to select from also.

The plant sale is the main and sometimes only fundraiser the organization has each year. With monies raised, it helps fund projects and educational opportunities for all of Orange County in the horticultural area along with school projects. In addition, we present a scholarship yearly to a Lamar-Orange student.

Our Ask the Master Gardener expert will be there to answer your gardening questions including any of the Master Gardeners in the different plant areas. This year seven vendor booths will be on premise to accentuate your plant buying. The vendors will have available organic fertilizers, honey made products, essential oils, goat milk products, items for home and office, homemade jewelry and growing asparagus books. So come prepared to spend time browsing all our plants and vendors.

To learn more about Orange County Master Gardeners please visit our website. Our next Master Gardener class starts April 4, for more information contact the Orange County Texas A&M AgriLife Office at 409 882-7010. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 8 PM at the Orange County EXPO Center. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings.