Friday, May 03, 2013

Webster County Master Gardener Plant Sale set for May 11

Contact: Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist
Tel: (417) 859-2044

The annual Webster County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon (or until all plants sell out) on Saturday, May 11, at the Webster County Extension Center, 800 S. Marshall St. (next to City Hall), in Marshfield.

The sale will be held rain or shine.

A large variety of plants, mostly provided by Master Gardeners from their own gardens or gathered from public gardens they maintain as University of Missouri Extension volunteers, will be for sale.

“The quality and diversity of plants is excellent, and the prices are real bargains. We advise people to arrive early if they want the best choices of hostas, ferns, flowers, ornamental grasses, trees, hanging baskets, and garden-related items,” said Bob Schultheis, University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist and coordinator for the Master Gardeners.

Proceeds from this plant sale help Master Gardeners fund community beautification projects and continue the group’s mission of providing unbiased, research-based landscaping and gardening education to the public.

The Webster County 4-H Clubs and will provide concessions of biscuits and gravy, baked goods, and hot and cold drinks.

Master Gardeners helped multiply the horticultural educational efforts of University of Missouri Extension faculty and staff, by contributing over 1,550 hours of volunteer service in 2012 on various projects that benefited communities throughout the county.

For more information about the plant sale, or about the Master Gardener Program, contact the Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield at 417 859-2044, by e-mail at, in person at the office on South Highway A (next to city hall) in Marshfield, or online to


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