Plant sale Saturday in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. –The Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association will have a fall plant sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Florence Community Center on Central Avenue, also U.S. 2 and Highway 141, in Florence.

The sale coincides with the Florence County Fair. Note it will not be in the usual outdoor picnic shelter.

Master Gardeners also will be available to answer gardening questions and help with plant selection. For insect or disease questions, bring a plant or insect samples enclosed in plastic.

A rummage area with garden tools, pots, art and other fun items will be on hand as well.

While there, visitors can view the upgraded gardens planted by Glacial Gardeners in front of the Community Center. New this year are a picnic table built by Florence High School shop students, a Rainmaker sprinkler system to keep the gardens watered and many new plants.

Money raised from the sale will go toward the Inga Fleming Memorial Scholarships, plus grants to local schools and youth groups for gardening projects, as well as other educational programs for the area.

Glacial Gardeners members come from Dickinson and Iron counties in Michigan and Florence and Marinette counties in Wisconsin.

Master Gardener volunteers work under the direction of the University of Wisconsin-Extension to bring university-based research about horticulture to the general public.