Vermilion County Master Gardeners - Annual Plant Sale


Gardening continues to grow in popularity as interest in houseplants, pollinators, local foods and nature grows. Many who are new to this activity would welcome some advice when they purchase their plants. How deep should you plant a tomato? When should you plant your peppers? Why didn’t your hydrangea bloom last summer? Where can you get a soil test done?

The Vermilion County Master Gardeners will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21 at the First Presbyterian Church (100 N. Franklin St., Danville) from 7 to 11 a.m. This year’s event will take place in the gymnasium. As always, there will be a wide selection of annuals, perennials, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and even houseplants. No registration needed.

Arrive early for the best selection, as this is a popular community event. Doors open at 7 a.m. Volunteers will be available to help load plants into your car. Admission and parking are free with donations being taken for plants.

The best part of this annual fundraiser is that you leave with new plants and information. Many of the plants are grown by Master Gardeners from seed. Having the opportunity to talk with the gardener who grew the tomato or pepper plant you take home to plant in your garden is a unique experience in today’s world.

Call the Vermilion County Extension office (217) 442-8615 for more information. 

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