Saturday, January 22, 2011

Master Gardeners' Fruit and Nut Tree Sale

Beautiful Agastache

   It's that time again. The local Master Gardeners' are hosting a fruit and nut tree sale today. Instead of just shopping, our family is working the sale this year. The members of our 4-H Shotgun Club are volunteering to assist our gardeners with the running of the sale. Starting at 8:00 AM and going until noon, visitors are welcome to stroll the isles of avocado, pecan, olive, almond trees as well as jujubes and pomegranates. In addition to the trees, berry bushes and some herbs are available as well. Local friends, we invite you to drop by and see all the wonderful plants; for those of you far away, check with your local county extension office and see what plant sales are available in your area.
   We're off for a chilly, yet productive, day of work and socializing..maybe we'll see you there.



Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'd love a few more fruit bearing trees in our yard. Doubt we'll make it down there though. We have peach and pecan growing in our yard. I'd love to plant a persimmon tree. I was surprised to see an avocado tree on your list. I have yet to meat a professional farmer, or any farmer, successfully grow an avocado tree in this area of Texas. I'd like to shake his hand, if he has had success. :)I owe you an email soon.


Anonymous said...

LOL!!! Can't believe I just spelled "meet", "meat." Oh my word!! In fact, I just need to redo that whole sentence..... *blushing*

Simply Scaife Family said...

Tom Leroy as well as several of our local master gardeners grow them and claim them quite proficient. However, I also have never heard of anyone else growing them with success. They did advise us to keep it greenhoused until mid-April. We'll see!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Hey Andrea! Yep, a Poncho avacado tree is one of my new "babies" lol. He has several buds and blossoms, will definitely know if I get fruit! I was so excited the avacado was on sale!
-Simply Jen