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Annual Washington County spring plant swap


By Will Summers, Washington County Master Gardener

The Washington County Master Gardeners held their annual spring plant swap at the Nashville Public Library parking lot on Saturday morning, May 20. The Master Gardeners hold this event concurrent with the Nashville Public Library’s annual spring book sale.

The master gardeners provide plants to share, along with technical gardening advice and friendly discussions. Plants covered five tables, with a variety of vegetable, annual and perennial garden plants as well as indoor house plants. The wide variety of plants traded included aloes, canna bulbs, hostas, elephant ear bulbs, pink pop-up bulbs, tomato and pepper plants, phlox, sedums, Solomon seals, peace lilies, iris, silver dollar plants and spider plants. The master gardeners were available to assist homeowners with gardening questions and solutions. Plants were swapped at no charge, but small donations were appreciated.

Please look for our next Washington County Master Gardener plant swap at the Nashville Fall Festival, on Saturday morning, September 30. For more information on becoming a master gardener, please contact your local county University of Illinois Extension office or any local master gardener near you.

Pictured are (L to R): Julie Karmeier, Janet Klie, Majo Bates, Sharon Haege, Martha Ann Lamzyk, Linda Summers, Will Summers and Leora McTall.

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