Plant pick up for the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners and the Lumpkin County 4-H is next Saturday.
More than 1700 plants that were preordered through mid-March will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Lumpkin County Road/Recycling Department at 1656 Red Oak Flats Road in Dahlonega.
For those who missed the preorder deadline, hundreds of blooming flowers will be available for purchase at the pickup site.
All plants are professionally grown in specialized nurseries in north Georgia.
Master Gardeners will be in attendance at the pickup site to help with any questions you may have about soil preparation and basic care for the plants you have ordered.
The sale is the primary fundraiser of the year for GMMG, and proceeds will go to the 4-H program, to establishing and maintaining gardening projects throughout the Lumpkin and Dawson County areas, helping to fund the Junior Master Gardener’s program, providing college scholarships and hosting educational gardening presentations throughout the year to the public.
The Master Gardeners also hope you will join them for an all day workshop this summer to prepare everyone for proper pruning, fall clean-up, bulb maintenance and planting, seed collection and storing. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please mark your calendars for Aug. 10, and watch for details later in the year.
For more information call the Lumpkin County Extension office at (706) 864-2275.