Master Gardeners plan annual Plant Sale & Garden Show


Find plants and more at the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County Plant Sale & Garden Show on May 4. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will held rain or shine in the 4-H Building at 400 Parke Ave.

There will be hundreds of plants to choose from to beautify one’s landscape, patio and home. All plants have been locally grown by the Master Gardeners and local wholesale nursery suppliers.

Indiana grown strawberries and a large variety of patio type tomatoes will be available along with sweet and hot peppers and eggplants. There also will be a large selection of herbs.

For one’s landscape and flower beds, gardeners will have native, perennial and annual plants which grow best in this area. There will be such a large assortment of house plants and succulents.

The plant sale is the main and sometimes only fundraiser the organization has each year. Proceeds fund projects and educational opportunities for all of Montgomery County in the horticultural area such as gardens at local schools. In addition, the organization awards an annual scholarship to a high school senior who is going into the agriculture or horticulture field of study.

The group also is currently working on a Monarch Waystation along with the ongoing Seed Library at Crawfordsville District Public Library  and several preschool garden projects. Throughout the year, members will be presenting programs for the public to attend in the gardening/horticulture arena.

Several Master Gardeners will be available at the event to answer gardening questions. Eleven vendor booths will be on site. Those attending are Abby’s Garden Parties, Bit of Wild, Booth Machinery, Wildflower books by Dan, Harry’s Microgreens, Margie’s Glass Creations, ProGreen Garden Center, The Homestead Bakery (food truck), The Plant Pub, Walnut Fork Crafts and Yund Outdoor. The vendors will have available homemade bakery items, specialty plants, plant crafts, microgreen kits, terrarium kits and outdoor landscaping and machinery.

Five non-profit organizations serving Montgomery County and surrounding areas will be present, Crawfordsville District Public Library (library information), Friends of Sugar Creek (information on Sugar Creek and a kayak raffle), HHSB (fresh popped corn for all), Indiana Lyme Connect (information on Lyme Disease and ticks) and Montgomery County Soil & Water District/Community Gardeners (information on soil & water conservation). Nucor Steel will be giving away free trees in the 4-H barn.

Future events the Master Gardeners will be hosting are June 8 Native Plant Jamboree and Oct. 4 our annual Plant Exchange/Swap.

To learn more about Master Gardeners of Montgomery County, visit the group’s Facebook page ­— Master Gardeners of Montgomery County (Indiana) at or email