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In the Seminar Marketplace: Heirloom tomatoes, handcrafted birdhouses, unusual plants and more

Come early for the best selection of ornamental and edible plants, bulbs, garden décor, and gently-used gardening books for sale to seminar attendees.  Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A secure hold area will be available to store purchases while you enjoy seminar sessions.

Here's a preview.

birdhouse

Birdhouses are classic garden ornaments. Choose from rustic, mosaic and gourd birdhouses hand crafted by talented Master Gardeners. Buy one for a focal point or a trio to decorate your beds and borders, patio or deck. More than 60 will be for sale priced at $20 to $40 each. Cash and personal checks are accepted.

zebra tomato

Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes are favorites of chefs - and backyard farmers. And the end of March is a perfect time to plant them. More than a dozen rare and unusual varieties, including Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple and Yellow Pear, will be for sale. Seedlings of some favorite squashes and cucumbers also will be available. All are garden-ready in 4-inch pots. Cost: $3.50 each or 3 for $10.

staghorn

Mounted staghorn ferns are dramatic additions to any garden. These are grown and mounted by Master Gardeners. Prices vary according to size.

note cards

Note cards with artistic photos of 36 beautiful flowers are perfect for all your letter-writing needs. This elegant stationery and envelopes are printed on rich linen card stock. Buy a bundle of your favorite flower or one of each. Ideal for Easter or Mother's Day gifts. Cost: 50 cents each.

master gardener book

Expand your garden library with gently used books donated by Master Gardeners. Also on sale are references used in Master Gardener training, including "The Master Gardener Handbook."

Pat Welsh

Pat Welsh will sign her new book, "Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening"

Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Baldwin will sign her just published "Succulent Container Gardens."
plants

Rare and unusual plants will be sold by specialty nurseries including Palomar Mesa Growers (Australian and other drought-tolerant plants), Weidners' Gardens (year-round blooming plants), and Garden Glories Nursery (new and unusual perennials. More vendors will be added; check our Web site, www.mastergardenerssandiego.org, for the latest additions.

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