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Plethora of plants, tools available at Gardener Fall Expo
Matthew Buquoi, a local entrepreneur, explains his patented product morning at the Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Expo.

Cooling temperatures cool and leaves losing their green tints mark the arrival of autumn.

It also means the 2015 Hall County Master Gardener Fall Expo is on its way.

The Fall Expo will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, in Gainesville. The entry fee is $2 per adult. Children may enter for free, but pets are prohibited.

Once inside the expo, visitors may eye the colorful plants native to Georgia as more than 41 vendors will be selling their products ranging from butterfly-attracting plants to carnivores plants, said Don Linke, chairman of Fall Expo.

“The important take away from this plant sale is, if you buy a plant, you know it will grow here in our Georgia climate,” he said.

Along with the horticulture vendors, others will sell items such as vintage birdhouses, clay plots and tools needed for planting. Woodworking pieces, furniture, glassworks, pottery, and apparel will be available for purchase, too.

The Fall Expo will have a holding area for shoppers whose appetites are bigger than their carts, Linke said. Shoppers may place their purchased goodies in the designated area and continue shopping.

If shoppers become hungry or thirsty, they may partake of the offerings from food vendors.

If gardeners want a break from shopping, they may listen to guest speakers who will share their knowledge about an array of topics. On Saturday, Dave Rusk is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. about the importance of compost and tips on proper composting. Jody Karlin will speak at 1 p.m. on the “Effective Use of Conifers in the Garden” and their ability to make a garden look beautiful all year long.

For more information, call 770-535-8293 or visit

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