The latest DeSoto Plant Swap was a huge success! There were over a dozen vendors that participated in selling and trading all sorts of plants, bulbs, seeds, decorative pinecones, canned goods, and fresh tea cakes. A great crowd of over 50 attendees were on hand to buy these items and got some great information from our guest speakers.
Mr. Mark Wilson, Area Horticulture Agent, talked to the crowd about the Master Gardener program and about the importance of soil sampling. Mr. Huel Jones with Truevine Nursery gave a hands-on demonstration on the proper methods of pruning Crape Myrtles.
A great time was had by all who attended, and many have already inquired about having another plant swap here in DeSoto soon!
From Joshua Salley, DeSoto Parish Assistant Extension Agent