Mar 28, 2012

Chapter’s Greenhouse will open in April

Versailles FFA members Justin Feltz and Logan Brookhart are shown in front of some of the many plants that will be on sale as part of the upcoming spring plant sale.

VERSAILLES – Once again the Versailles Agricultural Education  Department and FFA Chapter  will be having its second annual Greenhouse Sale. The greenhouse has allowed the agricultural education students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and hands on experience.  Some of the plants, students have started by cuttings, other started as seeds and transplanted, and some were purchased as small plugs.
If you have been past the greenhouse you can tell it is full of many plants. The Greenhouse will open April 20 and 23 for Versailles School staff, parents of FFA members, FFA members, and Versailles FFA Alumni. The greenhouse will be open Monday through Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m, Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
The Greenhouse will be open to the public starting April 24-May 31 while supplies last. Flowers that will be available include Annuals: calibrachoa, Impatiens: lipstick mix, red Xp, white Xp, Supertunia: Rasberry Blast, Picasso, red, white, and purple, Petunia: Pink, purple, and red, Salvia, Dusty Miller, Euphorbia graminea “Diamond frost”, Verbena; pink, red, white, purple, Vinca Vine, wondering Jew, Spike, Cyperus Coleus: “solar” and “Peters Wonder”, Juncus “twister”, Angelonia, Lobelia, Sweet Potato Vine, Geranium: Pink, red, coral.  For the first time, we will also be offering Perennials, which includes: Stella de oro “ Day Lilly”, Prairie Blue Grass,  Rubeckid Goldstrum “ Black eyed Susan”, Hosta, Dianthus, and Heuchera “Coral Bells”. Vegetables Available: Tomatoes, Cabbage, Peppers, Melon, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Egg Plant, Zucchini, Watermelon, and a variety of Herbs. Also, there will be hanging baskets 10 and 12 inch pots with a variety of planted pots, along with wrought Iron pots.
If you have any questions please email  Versailles FFA Advisor Dena Wuebker at dena_wuebker@darke.k12.oh.us.  We look forward to seeing you at the greenhouse.

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