Holiday Greens Sale
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County have undertaken a new project, their first-ever Holiday Greens sale. They are taking orders for fresh, local greens, such as fir, pine, and boxwood as well as winterberry branches with bright red berries, an assortment of pine cones, and a variety of other natural materials including dried flowers, birch branches, and grapevine.
In conjunction with the sale, the Master Gardeners are sponsoring workshops which will focus on making centerpieces, swags, wreaths, ornaments, and other holiday decorations using materials found in nature. These workshops will be offered free-of-charge to those who purchase materials through the Master Gardener Holiday Greens Sale.
Order forms can be downloaded or obtained by calling the Penn State Extension Office in Clinton County at 570-726-0022. The 2018 order form includes detailed descriptions of the greens and other materials available. Holiday greens orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The Master Gardeners recommend submitting orders as early as possible.
Orders can be picked up at the Master Gardener Holiday Greens Sale on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Penn State Extension Office’s new location at 232 East Main Street in Lock Haven.
Holiday decorations workshops
These workshops will also be held on December 1st and will be taught by Christine Fink, American Institute of Floral Designers, Barbara Hall of the Jersey Shore Garden club, and Master Gardener Debra Burrows. Workshops will focus on creating swags, wreaths, centerpieces, and other arrangements. You must purchase your greens from the Holiday Greens sale. Additional supplies, including floral foam, wire, tape, ribbon, greens, etc. will be available for purchase on the day of the workshops. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and each workshop is limited to 15 participants, so those interested are encouraged to register early. Register for a workshop .
Other Sale items
In addition to holiday greens, Master Gardeners will offer a selection of bows, handmade gift items, and decorations as part of the sale. They are also happy to announce the availability of the 2019 Pennsylvania Master Gardener Calendar, a beautiful 12-month calendar featuring photography from Master Gardeners around the state and a gardening “to do” list for each month. It makes a very nice gift and is listed on the Holiday Greens order form . It will also be available at the sale on December 1st, while supplies last.