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Enjoy, learn at eighth annual Wilson County Garden Day
Children enjoy digging in the soil, one of the many children’s activities at the eighth annual Wilson County Garden Day this Saturday at the Floresville Alternative Education Center on Alternative Lane, off 10th Street (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
The temperatures have warmed up, and so has the soil, prompting gardeners of all ages to contemplate spring planting.
If you’re itching to get your fingers dirty and grow something, plan to attend the eighth annual Wilson County Garden Day on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Floresville Alternative Education Center in Floresville.
A cornerstone of this free event is the plant sale benefiting the S.T.A.R.S. program, a voluntary after-school program. Many of the plants available for sale have been cultivated or propagated by students in this program. The plant sale will continue Monday through Thursday, March 3-6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tomato plants, always a popular purchase, will include Tycoon, Celebrity, and other varieties. Also available will be vegetable plants, herbs, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, and bedding plants.
Rain barrels and tomato cages also will be available for sale.
Also featured will be workshops, sponsored by South Texas Xerox Sales. These include a Texas Parks & Wildlife presentation, “Native Snakes,” “Raised Bed Gardens and Drip Irrigation,” and more.
The family-friendly event also includes special children’s activities, including seed card bingo, a plant walk, go fish, and “make and take” projects, such as a pine cone bird feeder and decorating plant pots. Home Depot will sponsor “Build a Birdhouse” from noon to 3 p.m. for the first 100 youngsters.
Enjoy a silent auction, browse the many vendors, and enjoy food and beverages. Door prizes will be awarded.
Adding to the atmosphere will be live entertainment, including music by the “County Line Band,” “Band Blue Shift,” and “Elora & Gasoline Alley.” Garden aficionados also can enjoy a live broadcast of “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM Radio, with hosts Dr. Jerry Parsons and Dr. Calvin Finch.
“The event allows gardeners in the Wilson County area to discuss the special characteristics that make the gardening unique and how best to deal with issues such as sand, cut ants, gophers, and sand burs,” Finch said. It “... is fun, educational, and raises funds for a good cause.”
Sponsors of this much-anticipated gardening event are the Wilson County News, Milberger Nursery, and KLUP AM 930 Radio.
“The horticultural program that the event supports shows the value of horticulture and gardening as part of the educational process,” Finch added. This allows the Wilson County News and KLUP radio to cooperate to support environmentally appropriate gardening in the area.
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Live Music, County Line Band
10 a.m. to noon
Live Broadcast of “Gardening
Noon to 2 p.m. Meet Calvin Finch and Jerry
Parsons of KLUP Radio
Live Music, Band Blue Shift,
Elora & Gasoline Alley 2-4 p.m.
Silent Auction • Vendors • Buy Plants
Food & Drinks Available
Hourly Drawings • Door Prizes
Sponsored by: Wilson Co. Crimestoppers
& Richard “Dickie” Jackson, JP Pct. 4
•GO FISH, JUST DIG IT,
& MOVIE THEATER
•Plant Walk/Cheerio Feeder
•SEED CARD BINGO
•PINE CONE BIRD FEEDER
•Decorate a pot and
plant a flower
•Face Painting •Magician
Build A Birdhouse!
Sponsored by: Home Depot
(first 100 youngsters!)
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