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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITOR OFFICE Gardeners browse the various plants for sale at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

MACKEYVILLE – A crowd of plant enthusiasts descended on the County Clinton Fairgrounds on Saturday for the first-ever Clinton County Master Gardeners Plant Sale.

The sale featured a mix of perennials, trees and shrubs, including natives, nativars, and hard-to-find varieties. The master gardeners also offered grafts which they brought from their own gardens.

During the day also featured “Sense of the garden” workshops which provided interested plant enthusiasts with a variety of tips and tricks.

They included a demonstration on the correct way to plant a tree by Penn State Extension Horticultural Educator Tom Butzler and a presentation by Extension Forestry Educator Dave Jackson on invasive plants and what can be done for them. to delete.

Several master gardeners also held their own mini-sessions on creating and maintaining demonstration gardens, building a compost heap, hobby beekeeping and more. Throughout the sale, attendees could find a master gardener to answer questions and provide insight into the different plants for sale.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITOR OFFICE Gardeners browse the various plants for sale at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

It was the first year that the Master Gardeners organized a plant sale and a Garden Symposium.

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