The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney (CMT) foundation will offer plants from its inventory for sale at the McKinney Chestnut Square Farmer's Market Saturday, July 28, beginning at 8 a.m.
Noted Texas horticulturist Neil Sperry, the founder of the organization, said this week that approximately 50 of the best plants from CMT’s inventory have been selected for sale, and will be priced at steeply discounted prices, between $10 and $25. Container sizes will range from 5 to 10 gallons.
Sperry explained, “For the past several years, the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney has offered outstanding varieties of the South's favorite flowering shrub in its annual plant sale. We have opted not to hold a sale this year, and we are working to liquidate our inventory.”
Plants will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All plants will be labeled, named varieties. The market is open until noon on Saturdays, but CMT members expect the best bargains to be gone earlier in the day.
Chestnut Square and the Farmers Market are at the intersection of Anthony Street and Highway 5 near the southeast side of the downtown square in McKinney. A map and directions are available at: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp.
Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney is a non-profit organization that has worked to establish planted medians, school grounds, and business locations throughout the city. The group recently celebrated the opening of McKinney’s newest public park, the World Collection Park of Crape Myrtles.