Owens students to hold plant sale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:45
Owens students Mary Visco, from left, Jordan Tuttle and Abby Sloan work on Hyper-Tuffa containers planting Succulents ahead of plant sale. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Area residents seeking to add new life and color to their gardens and yards 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  5 p.m. next to the greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Owens Math/Science Center on the Oregon Road campus. The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and unusual trees, as well as annuals, and other items.
According to Chris Foley, Owens Associate Professor of Science, the student organization is to again offer the opportunity to purchase select trees, shrubs and annuals at a minimal cost.
"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," added Foley. "The containers were all grown by the students within the college's greenhouse."
A majority of the shrubs will cost $15-20, while varieties of trees will cost between $15-30.
All proceeds from the 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 Japanese Stripped-bark Maple, Chinese Dogwood, Carolina Silverbell and White Oak. The 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 greenhouse management class, will be available. Hanging baskets are $12, while combination planters will cost $6-20. A complete listing of plants with their prices is available online at www.owens.edu/direct/plantsale.pdf.
For more information about the sale, call (567) 661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7623.

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