Monday, December 11, 2017
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Garden notes: Get ready for seasonal plant sales

Seasonal plant sales

Get out your wagon and your gardening gloves! The arrival of fall brings several big plant sales that you and your green thumb may want to check out.

The Fresh Friday Night Farmer's Market returns Oct. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m., in downtown New Port Richey. Vendors will sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. There will be demonstrations, gardening tips and live entertainment. This seasonal market will be held in Railroad Square (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street) on the first Friday of the month in October, November and December; and every Friday from Jan. 4 to April 26. For information visit www.nprmainstreet.com.

• The Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the club's nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Plants that grow well in this area will be offered at reasonable prices. Knowledgeable individuals will be on hand to assist customers in purchasing the right plant for the right location. The garden club nursery is also open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays. For information call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.

• The 11th annual Pasco Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds greenhouse, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. The sale features native plants, trees, annuals and perennials, foliage and ornamental plants, houseplants, butterfly garden plants, herbs, vegetable plants, daffodil bulbs suitable for Florida, water garden plants, blueberry bushes, citrus and low-chill fruit trees and more. There will be a rain barrel workshop at 10 a.m. (pre-registration required), free lemonade, educational literature, tag sale, silent auction and activities for kids. For information call (352) 518-0156 or visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and select "Events Calendar."

• The monthly Baker House plant sale resumes Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the historic Baker House at 5744 Moog Road, behind Centennial Park Branch Library. Plants for sale by Elfers Centennial Garden Club; Baker House is also open for tours during those hours. This seasonal plant sale is held the third Saturday of the month from October through May. For information, call (727) 372-9954.

Ongoing markets

• Longleaf Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in downtown Longleaf, off Starkey Boulevard and State Road 54, New Port Richey.

• Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. For information visit tampabaymarkets.com.

• The Market, featuring plants and other gardening goods, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. For information call (727) 859-9038 or search for West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Facebook.

• Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

• Sweetwater Sunday Market is from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Hanley Road and Comanche Avenue, Tampa. Includes native plants, fresh organic produce and products from green vendors and artisans. Live music from 1 to 3 p.m.; open mic from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

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