The parking lot of the new Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service office, which is under construction, was filled Saturday with garden enthusiasts.

Some sought plants to add to their collection or yard art to spice up their garden during the 21st annual Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners Plant Fair.

Plants on display included daylilies, sages, tomatoes and emerald evergreens. More than 40 vendors were set up during the fair.

John Teegarden, an attendee at the fair, said he came because of his wife, who is a Master Gardener, and he wanted to see plants available for purchase.

“Previously, I’ve picked up a couple of pieces of iron sculptures, picked up some daylilies that we didn’t have,” he said.

Teegarden said at Saturday’s fair, he discovered two types of tomatoes he never heard about: oxheart and jelly bean.

“You can find a lot of weird varieties here,” he said.

Also present at the fair was Margaret Bailey, a Master Gardener, who said she has been gardening all of her life. Despite her years of gardening experience, she was unsure why she enjoys the activity.

“Never even thought about it,” she said. “I don’t know what you would do if you didn’t have it.”

Trey Crumbie can be reached at 270-505-1747 or

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