The Second Chance fall plant sale is today.
Tuesday, the weather was not really great for wandering through rows of
trees, shrubs, perennials and house plants thinking about where to plant
them. The weather is supposed to be perfect today, so come by and
Think about where you need new plants, this is the best time to plant
trees, shrubs and perennials. Planting in fall allows the plants to
establish themselves in the cool fall temperatures, to rest through
winter and be prepared to support new growth and flower in the spring.
Yellow stemmed dogwood and red twig dogwood are available, as are other
trees, including oaks, persimmons and birch. There is a great selection
of camellias, butterfly bushes, green leaf daphne, gardenia and azaleas.
Prices are at their lowest level this year, so we can make room for the
new plants in the greenhouse. There will be a special selection of
plants available for you to select from when you make a purchase of $10
or more. All of the funds collected from the sale will be used to
purchase unique plants for the various pocket garden demonstration and
display areas on the Extension Office campus on Old Concord Road.
Hours for the sale are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension Office 2727
Old Concord Road, Salisbury. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help
you select plants, answer questions and suggest resources for care,
feeding and enjoying your plants. There will also be a selection of
BioMarkers to mark your plants in beds for sale at 18 for $25 or $1.50
each. These plant markers are made from recycled products and will
withstand long periods outside. If you plant perennials which go dormant
during winter, these plant tags work well to help you remember what
plants are in your garden, so that you do not destroy them during spring
weeding. There are also Cobrahead weeders and Atlas gloves for sale.
Both of these make excellent holiday gifts.
Master Gardeners will also be on hand to tell you about the sensory
garden and the children's vegetable gardens which are being prepared for
fall plantings and preparation for spring planting using a variety of
Sue Davis is an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with Cooperative
Extension in Rowan County.