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Master Gardener plant auction set for Saturday, April 30th

The 8th annual Putnam County Master Gardener Plant Auction will be held Saturday, April 30th at 10 AM at the Goat Barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Preview is set for 9:15 AM with the auction starting at 10 AM. Flowers, ornamentals, trees, bushes and house plants will be auctioned. In addition, we will have donated garden and garden related items at our Garden Shed for sale.

The plants are donated by various local businesses and from the Putnam County Master Gardeners own gardens. If you have any plants you would like to donate to the auction please contact the Purdue Extension office by Wednesday, April 27th at 765-653-8411.

Many of the plants come from the gardens of our friends and neighbors.  This means that these plants will thrive in this area with our soil and our weather extremes.  With water and a little care, these plants will continue to be successful when they’re transplanted to new local gardens.

In addition, many of the plants at the auction were raised by Putnam County Master Gardeners--folks who are passionate about growing plants and who genuinely love to share their successes with other gardeners.

And finally, the plant auction is for a good cause.  Proceeds from the auction fund scholarships for post-secondary students who plan to major in a horticulture related field of study.

Plan to spend the morning of April 30th with other plant lovers at the 8th Annual Master Gardener Plant Auction.  Come and check out the healthy, hardy and well-loved plants that will be auctioned off.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jenna Nees at or 765-653-8411. 

Purdue Extension Office by calling 765.653.8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.


Upcoming Events:

April 30 – Plant Auction, 10 am start, Fairgrounds

May 3 – Extension Office closed for Election Day

May 18 – African Violets & the Gesneriad Family Webinar, 7 pm, register at

May 23 – Container Gardening 101, Roachdale Community & Senior Center, 2 pm, register
                by calling 765-653-8411

May 24 – Turning Your Lawn to Garden webinar, 12 pm, register at