Master Gardeners event set

GREENFIELD — Purdue Extension Master Gardeners invites the public to learn about spring plants at a free workshop this weekend.

The master gardeners will host the first Green Thumb program at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road.

Horticulturist Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp will lead two talks, one about the best annuals, perennials and bulbs for Indiana, and a second about the best vines, trees and woody shrubs in Indiana.

In addition, master gardeners will man booths around the conference room with information, education and free plants. Gardeners will show people how to divide and plant two different perennials — hostas and day lilies — and those who attend will receive a small cutting of one of the plants.

There will also be a booth about pollinators and the importance of helping them. Attendees will receive seeds to have a host or food source plant for those pollinators.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or