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Shreveport plant lovers will flock to this event

This monster event will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Red River Research Center, located at 262 Research Road, Bossier City, off Highway 71-South, just past Parkway High School. Turn right at the Big Red Barn. This is a new location for the master gardeners.

Appendix Research Center

If you wait until the last hour to get to this event, you’re probably going to be out of luck. Typically, this plant sale attracts hundreds of garden enthusiasts and plants are collected early in the sale.

NW LA master gardener

NW LA master gardener

What Kinds of Plants Can You Get?

You will find a wide range of perennials, shade plants, unique vines and fragrant herbs for sale. In addition, many varieties of native plants grown by master gardeners will also be up for grabs. Some of these include hydrangeas, Louisiana irises, angel’s trumpets, pollinators, hanging baskets, and Louisiana super plants.

You can also ask the experts your gardening questions

On-site master gardeners will be happy to answer all your gardening questions and help you choose the best plants for your garden and flower beds. Horticulturist Mark Wilson will be available to answer any questions about plant identification, diagnosing plant problems, insects, diseases and weeds and how to control them. If you have specific questions about a plant, bring a fresh sample in a plastic bag or container.

All money from this sale will be used to fund master gardener projects and further the master gardeners mission to improve the quality of knowledge for gardeners in the community.

So mark the date in your calendar. The sale is April 1st at 8am.

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Take a look at C. Bickham Dickson Park

The massive park in south-east Shreveport is now part of the Red River Wildlife Refuge and clean-up efforts have begun.