A gang of green-thumbed experts converged on the Douglas County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building on Saturday for the 35th annual OSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant and Garden Expo. During the day-long event, more than 15,000 plants including annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs and trees — all grown by volunteer master gardeners — were available for expo visitors to buy.
In between showing off their prized plants and holding raffles for prizes, master gardeners were on-hand to offer planting tips and advice. Local vendors also participated by selling garden-related items such as yard art, gardening tools and supplies, and specialty plants.
Proceeds from the annual expo help to support education programs for the community that are offered by the Douglas County OSU Extension Master Gardeners.