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The 8th annual Putnam County Master Gardener Plant Auction will be held Saturday, April 30th at 10 AM at the Goat Barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Preview is set for 9:15 AM with the auction starting at 10 AM. Flowers, ornamentals, trees, bushes and house plants will be auctioned. In addition, we will have donated garden and garden related items at our Garden Shed for sale.

The plants are donated by various local businesses and from the Putnam County Master Gardeners own gardens. If you have any plants you would like to donate to the auction please contact the Purdue Extension office by Wednesday, April 27th at 765-653-8411.

Many of the plants come from the gardens of our friends and neighbors.  This means that these plants will thrive in this area with our soil and our weather extremes.  With water and a little care, these plants will continue to be successful when they’re transplanted to new local gardens.

In addition, many of the plants at the auction were raised by Putnam County Master Gardeners--folks who are passionate about growing plants and who genuinely love to share their successes with other gardeners.

And finally, the plant auction is for a good cause.  Proceeds from the auction fund scholarships for post-secondary students who plan to major in a horticulture related field of study.

Plan to spend the morning of April 30th with other plant lovers at the 8th Annual Master Gardener Plant Auction.  Come and check out the healthy, hardy and well-loved plants that will be auctioned off.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jenna Nees at or 765-653-8411. 

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