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Plants and markets

Fresh Friday Night Farmers Market, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Vendors will sell produce, plants, bakery items, jellies and jams, ethnic foods and other specialty fare; plus demonstrations, gardening tips and live entertainment. This seasonal market will be held the first Friday in October, November and December; and every Friday from Jan. 4 to April 26. Visit www.nprmain street.com.

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. Visit tampabaymarkets.com.

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.

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.

Baker House plant sale and open house, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 5744 Moog Road, behind Centennial Park Branch Library. Plants for sale by Elfers Centennial Garden Club; tours available of historic Baker House. For information, call (727) 372-9954.

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

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County." The garden club will hold its Fall Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the nursery, featuring plants that grow well in this area and knowledgeable gardeners to help customers pick the right plants. Call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.

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.

Garden Clubs

• The Dade City Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday of January, March, September and November at the club, 13630 Fifth St. (352) 521-6886.

• The Elfers Centennial Garden Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month from October to June at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3825 Prime Place, New Port Richey. No meeting in December. (727) 372-9954 or (727) 849-8034.

• The Hibiscus Circle meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month from September through May at the Dade City Garden Club, 13630 Fifth St. (352) 521-6886.

• The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). For information, call (727) 849-2335 or visit pasconative plants.org.

• The New Port Richey Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at the Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Call (727) 863-8881.

• The Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave. NW. Refreshments followed by a presentation. (813) 949-1940.

Seminars

Gardening with Hydroponics, 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road), Hudson. Learn how to grow vegetables, herbs and other plants using nutrient solutions without soil at this free Pasco Extension Seminar. The event will be taught by a local Master Gardener. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Successful Winter Vegetable Gardening in Florida, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. For information, call by Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service at (352) 754-4433.

Pasco Master Gardeners will hold their 11th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds greenhouse, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City, featuring 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. Call (352) 518-0156 or visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and select "Events Calendar."

Pasco County plant and club news 09/28/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:03pm]
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