Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Annual 4-H Plant Sale

Flyers for the 2014 4-H plant sale are here! 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.

New for this year are two ferns, Autumn fern and Tassel fern, the shrub Flowering Quince, variety Cameo, and an ornamental grass, Miscanthus 'Purperescens', that has reddish tinged green blades in summer turning orange-red in fall and burgundy 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 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The deadline for the prepaid order  is Friday, March 7.

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 click on the button below the words

2014 4h plant sale
that are below the program area links.

Anyone interested in learning more about growing the offered fruits at home is invited to attend a presentation by Agriculture Agent Neil Tarver on Wednesday, March 5, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Cobb Water System Training lab. He will present information about the ornamental plants on Monday, March 3, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the same location.

To register for either seminar, call 770-528-4070, or check the appropriate box on the 4-H Plant Sale flyer-and-order-form.