Central Virginia Organic Gardener

"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798

Friday, April 27, 2012

High School Plant Sales

Area high schools host plant sales by their horticulture departments in late April and early May.  I have been shopping at the Atlee High School plant sale for a few years.  Their plants (a mix of annuals and perennials, plus some veggies) are uniformly good quality and a good price.  The horticulture teacher, Marc Moran, usually has the students pick one unusual plant to grow and sell (past examples are passionflower vines, ornamental millet, and the new, exotic echinaceas).  Mr. Moran said they are having some neat plants this year including:  'Phantom' Petunia (Black/Purple with a yellow star stripe), Pentas 'Northern Lights Lavender', 'Martha Washington' Geraniums and Gazania 'Big Kiss.' The proceeds of any HS plant sale go to support the hort ed programs.

Atlee High School Spring Plant Sale:
May 9th through the 12th.  W-F 8:30 til
6pm and Sat. 8am-1pm

9414 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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