Courtesy photo Visitors can expect to see a variety of "flowering and vegetable plants, shrubs, special gifts, garden and home crafts and special events.

Courtesy photo

Visitors can expect to see a variety of "flowering and vegetable plants, shrubs, special gifts, garden and home crafts and special events.

The Master Gardener Association of Grayson County will hold their 9th annual Plant Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Grayson County Middle School parking lot.

According to Master Gardener Helen Duggan, who is coordinating this year's show, visitors can expect to see a variety of "flowering and vegetable plants, shrubs, special gifts, garden and home crafts and special events."

Duggan said, "Smart homeowners know this is the place to scoop up both old favorites like spectacular hanging baskets, blueberry plants, vegetables and flowers, as well as heirloom and rare plants plus garden-related gifts at the Garden Gate Store."

According to Master Gardener Vice-President Robin Mundy, "In addition to plants and things, there will be an ongoing selection of free mini-gardening seminars offered by Master Gardeners, as well as a free children's activity tent. Additional craft tents will display garden tools, wood products, yard art, painted and metal treasures, baskets, birdhouses, butterfly and bat houses."

Admission and parking for this event are free, in addition to free educational sessions that will be ongoing throughout the day.

The schedule for the educational sessions is as follows:

From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jan Kessinger will teach about tick-borne diseases, sharing prevention tips and techniques, and how to live with tick born diseases.

At 9:30 a.m., Robin Mundy will teach people how to make compost for their home gardens.

At 10:00 a.m., Donna Wilson of Wilson’s Blueberries will teach people how to grow blueberries, from planting to harvest.

At 10:30 a.m., Robin Mundy will introduce Grayson County’s first Community Garden. She will tell what it is and why we need it.

At 11:00 a.m., Lacey Thomas of Coops D’Ville will teach people how to make healthy birdhouses.

At Noon, Robin Mundy will teach people about container gardens, easy to tend and maintain containers to grow your food.

At 12:30 p.m., Davis Family Greenhouse will teach people how to care for hanging flowering baskets and how to prune, cut and clip hanging baskets for maximum beauty.