The Okaloosa County Master Gardeners' spring plant sale will help bring bright colors to gardens following the cold winter freeze. Plants featured will be Mexican flame vines, giant tithonia sunflowers, copper canyon daisies, evergreen gloxinia, red and white salvia, and fire spike just to name a few.

Many other plants will be available at the sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at the Okaloosa Extension Annex, 127 Hollywood Blvd. NW in Fort Walton Beach. The sale is indoors and goes on rain or shine.

All plants, except large potted plants, are $5 or five plants for $20. All plants are labeled for sun or shade, and master gardeners will be on hand to help you select the best plant for each garden and to suggest companion plants.

In addition, master gardeners are available at the Fort Walton Beach Annex to answer questions every Friday morning, except holiday weekends. Bring a sample leaf or stem of your plant, grass, or weed problems to be identified, and for solutions and suggestions on best gardening practices.

For residents living closer to the Niceville office, master gardeners are available to identify plants or plant diseases, conduct soil sample testing, or give advice for lawn care or vegetable growing on Mondays, except for holidays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Niceville Youth Center, 200 Campbell Drive.

The Crestview office is at 3098 Airport Road and often has master gardeners available during business hours. Call 689-5850 to be sure a master gardener is available before going. Soil testing is offered at the Crestview office on Monday mornings. For further information, or to schedule a home visit by a team of master gardeners, call 689-5850.