Published on 03/26/09

Spring plant sale set for first two weekends in April

University of Georgia

Gardeners, grab your checkbooks and clear your trunks. The University of Georgia Horticulture Club will hold their annual spring plant sale starting April 3 in Athens, Ga.

The sale will be held at the corner of College Station Road and Riverbend Road. It will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 3-4 and 11-12, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5 and 13.

“We’ll have a lot more fruit trees this year than we have had in the past,” said Matthew Chappell, an assistant horticulture professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Blueberry bushes and pear, apple, persimmon and pecan trees will be for sale. Chappell hopes to add mayhaw trees to the list.

They’ll also be selling ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, groundcovers, vines, drought-tolerant plants and vegetable plants.

For best selection, come the first Friday as plants will be available on a first-come basis. UGA faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions.

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.