Master Gardener’s Show held Saturday


By Dan Pennington - [email protected]



Kids admire the flowers at the Master Gardener Show at the Fairgrounds Saturday.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Heather Onstott sells aroma wax at her booth. Ten-year-old Evie Daniels of Calera on the right, is one of her best customers of the day, according to Onstott.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Purple flowers are always a favorite.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Flowers provide a valuable service to our environment.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Master Gardener’s Show had some unique plants available.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Kathy Pritchard and her granddaughter Jayden enjoyed the garden show Saturday.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Stone Post Productions Dick Carson, Photographer, has a vendor’s booth displaying and selling his plant photography.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Farmer’s Market Promotion Program’s Macy Vansickle on left, shows Pam Wingfield from Caddo and Deborah Hill and Deborah Ross from Durant, information on the program.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Seed packets are a favorite at the Master Gardener’s Show every year.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Garden show helped many gardeners by providing many of the items they need for their home gardens.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Robert Bourne, left, at Lindsay Roberts’ Bryan Agri-Products booth, looks on as Dustin Roberts loads some potting soil. Bill Ledbetter, right, and his wife Sharon picked up some items for their spring planting.


Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Bryan County Master Gardener’s held their annual Garden Show this past weekend at the Bryan County Fairgrounds.

They support the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Scholarship Fund and community projects.

The show is a spin off from their gardening club.

The Farmer’s Market Promotion is a USDA funded program that had a booth at the Garden Show Saturday.

Macy Vansickle, Choctaw Extension Agent explained the program to those who attended the show.

She said, “We are here to promote farmer’s markets across the ten and a half counties that are the Choctaw Nation, to help bring better nutritious crops as well as bring local producers into town to sell their produce.”

She had herb packets she was giving away to help promote home gardening.

Karen Graham Master Gardener’s President said, “It’s been about 15 years since we started this. We raise money for our scholarship fund. We have a supplier who provides our plants for fundraising.” They purchase wholesale and sell retail. She said, “We get a percentage of sales.”

The club rents the building, then leases space to plant related business.

She said, “This makes it possible for other vendors to come and sell their goods.”

They are gearing up for the state and national events later this summer. “Graham said, “This is our big event and it takes a lot of work.

Anita Burns of Durant was at the show last year. She said, “I like the variety, it’s not just one thing.”

She said she will be back next year.

Kathy Pritchard of Durant brought her granddaughter Jayden Manous to the show. Pritchard said, “Everything here is just beautiful. They have everything.”

Durant Middle School student, her granddaughter Jayden said, “I like this. I like the jewelry and the flowers. Roses are my favorite.”

Whether you want seeds to start your own, or you want to buy plants already started, to get a head start, all were available Saturday.

At Heather Onstott’s aroma wax booth, she said, “There’s been a lot of traffic. It’s been a good show. “

Ten-year-old Evie Daniels of Calera said, “I really like everything that’s here. I like the shopping. I like flowers a lot, too.”

Lindsay Roberts in her Bryan Agri-Products booth sold most everything a farm might need. She’s State Representative Dustin Roberts’ wife. She said, “It’s been a record-breaking year for us this year.”

Contact Dan Pennington at (580) 634-2162 or [email protected]

Kids admire the flowers at the Master Gardener Show at the Fairgrounds Saturday.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7239kids.jpgKids admire the flowers at the Master Gardener Show at the Fairgrounds Saturday. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Heather Onstott sells aroma wax at her booth. Ten-year-old Evie Daniels of Calera on the right, is one of her best customers of the day, according to Onstott.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7256shopperGirl.jpgHeather Onstott sells aroma wax at her booth. Ten-year-old Evie Daniels of Calera on the right, is one of her best customers of the day, according to Onstott. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Purple flowers are always a favorite.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7339aa.jpgPurple flowers are always a favorite. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Flowers provide a valuable service to our environment.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7360flower.jpgFlowers provide a valuable service to our environment. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Master Gardener’s Show had some unique plants available.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7371flowerG.jpgThe Master Gardener’s Show had some unique plants available. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Kathy Pritchard and her granddaughter Jayden enjoyed the garden show Saturday.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_DSC_3994aa.jpgKathy Pritchard and her granddaughter Jayden enjoyed the garden show Saturday. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Stone Post Productions Dick Carson, Photographer, has a vendor’s booth displaying and selling his plant photography.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0084Photog.jpgStone Post Productions Dick Carson, Photographer, has a vendor’s booth displaying and selling his plant photography. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Farmer’s Market Promotion Program’s Macy Vansickle on left, shows Pam Wingfield from Caddo and Deborah Hill and Deborah Ross from Durant, information on the program.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7242women.jpgThe Farmer’s Market Promotion Program’s Macy Vansickle on left, shows Pam Wingfield from Caddo and Deborah Hill and Deborah Ross from Durant, information on the program. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Seed packets are a favorite at the Master Gardener’s Show every year.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7244twoWomen.jpgSeed packets are a favorite at the Master Gardener’s Show every year. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

The Garden show helped many gardeners by providing many of the items they need for their home gardens.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7252aaa.jpgThe Garden show helped many gardeners by providing many of the items they need for their home gardens. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Robert Bourne, left, at Lindsay Roberts’ Bryan Agri-Products booth, looks on as Dustin Roberts loads some potting soil. Bill Ledbetter, right, and his wife Sharon picked up some items for their spring planting.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_7259DustinBest.jpgRobert Bourne, left, at Lindsay Roberts’ Bryan Agri-Products booth, looks on as Dustin Roberts loads some potting soil. Bill Ledbetter, right, and his wife Sharon picked up some items for their spring planting. Photos by Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

By Dan Pennington

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