MONTROSE, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are holding a Reduced-Price Plant Sale on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Educational Garden at the Penn State Extension Office at 88 Chenango Street in Montrose. Most plants will be 50 percent off and there is still a great selection of annuals, vegetables and herbs and just a few perennials.
While you are there tour our expansive educational gardens. Over the summer months these gardens will be producing vegetables for our local low-income families and seniors. The mission of this living classroom-style demonstration garden is to serve as a learning center for residents of all ages and abilities with a special emphasis on gardening options for the elderly and handicapped.
One unique feature of the educational garden is the 11 types of gardens, seven of which are raised beds. All are easily replicable and uniquely built for an individual or group’s physical, space and budget considerations. Other trending styles of gardening featured in the over 1,500 square foot garden is a walk-through trellis, lasagna, straw bale, trough, fruit tree, blueberry, onion and pollinator gardens. The garden also houses a greenhouse used in our seed starting programs.
The garden strives for diversity in stressing the importance of protecting the environment through environmental sustainability and water conservation. These elements are showcased and utilized through drip irrigation, permeable pavers, rain barrels, pollinator-friendly plantings and a large living roof garden shed. Proceeds help us fund educational gardening programs to residents throughout the county. Programs are held at Salt Springs, Harford Fair, countywide Senior Centers, local Garden Clubs presentations and at our array of demonstration gardens, to name a few.
Please support your local Master Gardeners by attending the reduced-price plant sale and get some super plants at great prices.
— Penn State Extension, Susquehanna County