|Owens students hold plant sale|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:15|
Area residents seeking to add some new life and color to their gardens and yards this spring are encouraged to attend the Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club's annual "Spring Plant Sale" at Owens Community College next Wednesday and Thursday.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the closing day next to the greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Owens Math/Science Center on Oregon Road at the Perrysburg Township campus.
The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and rare, unusual trees, as well as annuals, among other items.
According to Chris Foley, associate professor of science, the student organization is excited to once again offer individuals the rare opportunity to purchase select trees, shrubs and annuals at a very minimal cost for the upcoming spring planting season.
"The annual spring plant sale also provides our students with the unique opportunity to showcase their talents to the general public and the campus community in the form of a wide range of hanging baskets and planters filled with beautiful blooming plants," said Foley. "The containers were all grown by the students within the college's greenhouse."
A majority of the shrubs will cost $15-25, while varieties of trees will cost between $20-50.
All proceeds from the plant sale will help in supporting the organization's participation in the annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, which is a national horticultural and landscape competition involving more than 50 colleges and universities across the country.
Shrubs on hand will include assorted hydrangeas and flowering shrubs, as well as the Emerald Green Arborvitae, Bottle Brush Buckeye and Virginia Sweetspire, among many others. Several rare and unusual trees will also be available, including the Chinese Dogwood, Carolina Silverbell and White Oak. The Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club will also sell perennials, including select hostas and daylilies. In addition, an assortment of planters and hanging baskets with flowering annuals, grown by the college's greenhouse management class, will be available this year.
Hanging baskets will cost $10, while combination planters priced from $10-25. A complete listing of the available plants with their prices is available online at www.owens.edu/direct/plantsale.pdf.
The College's Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club was founded in 2005 with the mission of fostering stronger bonds among students majoring in the Landscape and Turfgrass Management program.
For more information about the sale, call (567) 661-7623 or 1-800-GO-
OWENS, Ext. 7623.
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