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MSU spring plant sale set for April 5-6

Popular flowering plants, such as this vinca, as well as herbs, vegetables and bedding plants will be available for purchase at the Mississippi State University horticulture club’s annual spring plant sale April 5 and 6 in the greenhouses behind Dorman Hall. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Gary Bachman)
Popular flowering plants, such as this vinca, as well as herbs, vegetables and bedding plants will be available for purchase at the Mississippi State University horticulture club’s annual spring plant sale April 5 and 6 in the greenhouses behind Dorman Hall. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Gary Bachman)

MISSISSIPPI STATE –Mississippi State University’s horticulture club will inspire garden enthusiasts with a wide variety of plants at its annual spring plant sale.

This year’s sale will take place Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the campus greenhouses behind Dorman Hall on MSU’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Student-grown bedding plants, baskets with flowering plants, perennials, herbs and some vegetable plants will be available.

“Horticulture club students will sell begonias, lantana, vinca, verbena, gomphrena and a variety of other plants,” said club sponsor Richard Harkess. “They’ve also made small kits for growing microgreens which include soil, seeds, a container and instructions.”

Proceeds from the sale support horticulture club service projects. Contact MSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at (662) 325-2311for more information.

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March 13, 2013
Writer: Keri Collins Lewis
Contact: Dr. Richard Harkess, (662) 325-2311