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Plants in full bloom for Currituck show

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Pat Hutson replenishes the peppers grown by the Currituck County Extension Master Gardener at last year's Currituck Home, Flower and Garden Show.

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From staff reports

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Currituck County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting the 2017 Currituck Home, Flower, and Garden Show for one day only on Saturday from 9 am to 4 p.m. This free, indoor, public event will be held at the Currituck County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service located at 120 Community Way in Barco.

Since the 2017 show is being held on Earth Day, the theme for the show is “Every Day is Earth Day.” The show that drew over 1,000 vistors last year will highlight some of what nature has to offer including perennials, annuals, and fruiting plants.

Extension agent Sarah Watts said Master Gardeners began early preparing plants at the site's greenhouse so that they will be in full bloom for the show. The selection for sale includes hanging baskets, some vegetables and annuals, she said. 

In addition, the festival will host a variety of vendors, educational booths, gardening demonstrations, plant sales, and a “Secret Garden” filled with children’s activities. This year, children will be planting red bud trees that they can take home with them. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund also plans to bring a Spanish mustang for people to see outside the building.

Proceeds from the event will go to Master Gardener educational programs and to support community organizations, including the animal shelter, food pantry and 4-H livestock show.

For more information about the 2017 Currituck Home, Flower, and Garden Show, contact Sarah Watts at sewatts@ncsu.edu or 232-2262 or by visiting our website at currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

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