Walton County Master Gardeners tree sale Jan. 21

January 6, 2012

Native shrubs, fruit and citrus trees will be offered

The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting a tree sale at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The tree sale is held traditionally on the Saturday after Arbor Day in Florida, which is the third Friday in January.  This is the perfect time of the year to install new landscape plantings.  Flowering, shade and fruit trees will be available and are suitable for growing in our area.  Azaleas, camellias, blueberries, ornamental grasses and vines can be found as well.  All plants will be offered at bargain prices.  Come early for the best selection.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with gardening questions and will provide information on the plants.  Proceeds will provide scholarship opportunities for local high school and college students majoring in agriculture, horticulture and related studies.

The 4-H Dogs-R-Us club will host a pancake breakfast from 7- 10 a.m. the same morning at the Extension Office next door.  Choice of pancakes or eggs, sausage, choice of milk, coffee or cocoa. The breakfast is $6 for ages 15 and up and $3 for children, ages 5 – 14,  Proceeds go to benefit Southeastern Guide dogs.

The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library will be hosting their book sale from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Fairgrounds as well.

The Walton County Fairgrounds is located at 732 North 9th St. (CR 83N), DeFuniak Springs. For more information, call (850) 892-8172.