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This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then.
The community has traditionally rallied to support the efforts of local high school students by purchasing the vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area.
Equally impressive to Misty Bivens, the Greenhouse Technology teacher, has been the assistance given by numerous student volunteers. They provide personalized service to every customer who visits the greenhouse. Students from the greenhouse class answer questions about individual plant characteristics and manage the checkout table. Other students from classes less specialized in the area of floriculture, help by carrying plants, watering and assisting with product display.
The greenhouse is open 8-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday through the end of the school year. Extended hours will be available Saturday, May 12 for Mother’s Day.
There is a large selection of most plants available, but supporters should hurry for best selection. In addition to the standard cell packs and hanging baskets, the school-based enterprise also has some rather unusual offerings. There are a wide variety of hanging baskets, 10- and 12-inch baskets of vining supertunias, vegetable crops and a wide variety of traditional bedding plants. Many plants were grown especially for Mother's Day gifts. There will be specials as the school year will come to a close, but the best plants are available now. They include discounts on select hanging baskets, wave petunias and geraniums in 4.5-inch pots.
This year there is a new service being offered to customers. Many people have a favorite pot that they use for their plants, but trying to fill that pot can be a burden or they've purchased a pot in the past that they want to re-use. This year you can have your pot filled for you for $5 to $15, plus the cost of the plants, cost varies due to pot size. There is a menu of plants available. You can have this done while you wait or you can drop your pot off and pick it up later. This is a new way to help customers recycle or re-use their favorite planter.
Delivery to businesses or workplaces in Hodgenville is available for $3. Get together and put an order together and we'll deliver them to you.
This may be especially helpful for people who forget to get a Mother's Day gift. You can call, fax or e-mail an order. If you call, ask for Misty Bivens at 358-2210. Fax 358-9469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.