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Gwinnett Tech Spring Plant Sale Set for April

A landscaping author also will speak. The Gwinnett library system is also an organizer.

The annual community plant sale at Gwinnett Tech will return in 2012. The event, which is done in cooperation with the Gwinnett Public Library, will be held April 17-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Gwinnett Tech greenhouse.

Also, landscape designer and author Jane Bath will be speaking April 17 at 11 a.m., according to a Gwinnett Tech news release. She will discuss gardening and landscape design solutions that are included in her book, "The Landscape Design Answer Book." Her book will be available for purchase and signing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"We're very excited about this year's spring plant sale. Our students have been working hard to fill up our greenhouse with a beautiful and wide variety of plants," said Aaron Poulsen, Environmental Horticulture program director, in the release. "I'm looking forward to selling our plants to raise funds for our program and providing an opportunity for attendees to talk with Jane about landscaping for their home."

Gwinnett Tech's Environmental Horticulture program holds a community plant sale annually to sell the plants the students have grown to the community. Plants featured include a wide assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs, tropicals, houseplants and vines.

Featured plants include:

  • Annuals: petunias, dianthus, wax begonias, coleus, marigolds, melampodium, gomphrena and more.
  • Perennials: phlox, verbena, ice plant, rudbeckia, agastache, liatris, heuchera, nippon lily, hostas, creeping jenny and more.
  • Herbs: mint, oregano, thyme, sage, dill, basil, thai basil and more.
  • Tropicals/Tender Perennials: shell ginger, brazilian candles, ginger lily, canna and more.
  • House Plants: begonias, wandering jew, spider plants, pothos, philodendron and more.
  • Vines: clematis, confederate jasmine, carolina jessamine, trumpet honeysuckle and more.

The GTC Greenhouse is located adjacent to Building 600 on the Gwinnett Tech campus in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

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