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Plant sale scheduled for May 25 in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis.—The Glacial Gardeners Master Gardeners Volunteer Association annual plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Florence County Fairgrounds.
    Plants of many kinds will be available and will include annuals grown from seed by Master Gardener volunteers, perennials dug from their gardens, herbs, veggies, groundcovers, shrubs, houseplants, many petunias and native plants. Among the offerings will be irises, daylilies, hostas, hardy monardas, bleeding hearts, lilies and many others.   
    There will also be a garage sale corner of used garden equipment and other useful stuff.  
    There are no early sales of plants and doors open at 9 a.m. sharp. The fairgrounds are located 1/3 mile south of U.S. 2 on County Hwy N.
    Funds raised by the sale help to provide scholarships to area students who plan to major in horticulture, agriculture, botany, forestry or the environmental sciences. Funding is also provided area schools for gardening-related projects and equipment, plants and equipment and volunteer work for the Community Garden in Florence, and the Community Center Gazebo Garden.
    Master Gardener Volunteers work with UW-Extension to bring university-based horticultural research to the public.  Glacial Gardeners meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Wild Rivers Resource Center in Florence.  New members are welcome.