'Rose of Sharon'

'Rose of Sharon'
The often unruly 'Rose of Sharon' can benefit from pruning

September Peacock Orchids

September Peacock Orchids
Need division

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Plant Sale Continues at School

This has been by far my most enjoyable semester since my return to school. It is somewhat of a reward for all the preceding (and difficult, for me at least) Horticulture classes.

Plant Sale
Our plant sale continues, though our quantities have dwindled substantially.It is rewarding to assist our great customers and learn about their gardening plans.

I met one fantastic lady who began gardening last year and ended up supplying many of her neighbors with produce throughout the summer. She is a perfect example of the new home gardening generation, as is the customer who is growing tomato plants on her balcony!

Our sale plants are those we grew from seed or propagated from cuttings. Some successful starts were the 'Creamy Vanilla' and 'Durango Red' marigold, great for planting in vegetable garden borders to discourage pests and those bad nematodes.

Alternanthera is an annual we propagated from cuttings that turned out really lush and purple! We have a variety of tomatoes, peppers and other annual flowers, more description to be published here later.

My purchases included chocolate mint, lemon balm, asters and yarrow. I will include photos and notes on their growth soon! Just ten more days until school is over for the summer, I hope to publish more regularly after that.

Please leave any questions or comments and perhaps we can delve into them soon. Don't forget to let us know what you are growing this year!

This blog presented in part courtesy of Canon.

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