Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Annual 4-H Plant Sale

Flyers for the 2013 4-H plant sale are ready for distribution! This annual fundraiser includes plants for nearly every landscape, offering hardy and productive varieties of berries, muscadines, and figs, and flowering shrubs and perennials for sun and for shade, including a shrub for semi-shade, the fragrant Daphne relative Edgeworthia chrysantha that flowers on bare stems in winter.

As in the past, plants are ordered through the Cobb County Cooperative Extension office, and the prepaid orders are picked up at Jim Miller Park on one day only; this year that day is Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For those whose gardens are full but who would like to support 4-H, donations are also very much appreciated.

For more information about the plants, including pricing and specific varieties available, pick up a copy of the 4-H Plant Sale flyer-and-order-form at the Cobb County Cooperative Extension office or download one from our website. To download, go to the homepage, then select News & Events from the left sidebar,  then click on the clover below the big, green headline.

Anyone interested in learning more about growing berries, figs, and muscadines at home is invited to attend a presentation on Monday, March 4, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Cobb Water System Training lab. County Agriculture Agent Neil Tarver will present a free seminar on the growing and care of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, and grapes. To register for the seminar, call 770-528-4070, or check the appropriate box on the 4-H Plant Sale flyer-and-order-form.