It’s Time for Spring Planting
Brunswick County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association is offering two plant sales this spring.
After a year’s hiatus, Brunswick County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association (BCEMGVA) plant sales are returning! The organization is offering two specialized plant sales this spring, and they are different from those in past years. No azaleas, roses, crape myrtles or loropetalums will be offered for sale.
Online Plant Sale
The first is an Online Plant Sale focusing on native plants that are recommended by North Carolina Sea Grant for coastal Carolina landscapes. These plants are suitable for the harsh conditions of the coastal environment, are more likely to withstand storms and are beneficial to the natural habitat. The sale features a large selection of native perennials and shrubs beneficial to butterflies, pollinators and birds.
How to participate:
Visit the website bcmgva.org for more information on the offered plants and instructions on scheduling a pick-up appointment. Visit the site between April 15 to May 2 to place and pay for your order.
Schedule an appointment to pick up your plants in person, curbside, on Thursday May 6 at the Brunswick County Extension Office greenhouse area behind Building N, Government Complex, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.
Payment for online orders is through PayPal, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover.
Propagation Plant Sale
On Friday May 14, the second sale, the Propagation Sale offers of variety of perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs propagated by Master Gardeners.
They grew these plants from seeds, cuttings or divisions themselves, and some plants were propagated from the BC Botanical Garden or home gardens.
The Propagation Plant Sale is a traditional outdoor sale, but for the health and safety of the plant sale attendees and Master Gardener volunteers, participants will need to wear masks and schedule an appointment to shop between 9 and 10:30 am. After 10:30 am, a limited number of shoppers will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
How to participate:
Starting May 3, visit bcmgva.org to learn about the plants being offered for sale and to schedule an appointment.
This sale will be held at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, at the greenhouse area behind Building N, Government Complex in Bolivia..
For more information, contact Krystyna Ochota at the N.C. Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office at (910) 253 2595 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.