Saturday, March 12, 2011

Master Gardeners' 17th Annual Spring Garden Market

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County are presenting their very popular annual garden market. Join the fun at beautiful History San Jose for our premier plant sale, Sustainable Gardening Showcase and Vendor Fair.

Over 300 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers will be on sale. Itching to start selecting plants for 2011 and start planning the garden? The descriptions of plants are tantalizing! Check out the plant lists on their web site.

* 80+ varieties of tomatoes
* 100+ varieties of peppers
* Bean, cucumber, lettuce, eggplant , squash and other vegetables
* Herbs
* Flowers

Throughout the day:

* Gardening Seminars (40 minutes) Growing Tomatoes ~ Gardening With California Native Plants ~ Raised Bed Gardening
* Ten Minute Talks Tomato Varieties ~ Growing Peppers in a "Salsa Garden" ~ Good Insects in Your Garden ~ Succulents ~ Growing a Cutting Garden of Ornamental Flowers ~ Peppers - "Salsa Garden" ~ Eggplant, Melon, Beans and More ~ Bon Apetit! Using Culinary Herbs ~ MG Favorite Tools ~ Turning Trash to Treasure ~ Citrus, New and Best Varieties for Santa Clara County ~ Protecting Today's Investment in Plants (What to do)
* All-Star Arboretum Plant Picks ~ Native Plants and Beneficials ~ Waterwise Plants ~ Growing and Reproducing Succulents in the Garden ~ Drip Irrigation ~ Pest Management
* Sustainable Gardening Showcase All-Star Arboretum Plant Picks ~ Native Plants and Beneficials ~ Growing Succulents in the Garden ~ Container Gardening ~ Drip Irrigation ~ Composting ~ Worm Bins ~ Pest Management ~ Tool Care
* Hotline LIVE! and Plant Clinic Drop by with all your gardening questions.
* Animal Pest Control Got gophers, moles, voles or other critters? Drop by for advice.
* Green Elephant Sale From our garden shed to yours! Bargains on pots, tools, and gardening items of every sort.
* MG Favorites Table Books, tools, gloves and gardening items that are Master Gardeners' favorite companions.

40+ vendors: Nurseries, plant societies, urban farmers, beekeepers and conservation groups are found alongside vendors of containers and raised beds, apparel, mosaics and even chicken coops.

To enable you to have fun at the gardening talks and tables, and at the Vendor Fair, there is a Plant Check-in where you can leave your purchases securely. There is no charge. Wonderful food vendors provide snacks, drinks or lunch.

For more Spring Garden Market information, see or call 408-282-3105.

17th Annual Spring Garden Market
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
History San Jose, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose 95112

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