WHS Spring Plant Sale to take place May 1, 2

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When spring comes to Woodland, you can count on robins, rainbows ... and the WHS Plant Sale!

In this, the sale's 25th year, the WHS horticulture class and floral design students have prepared a huge selection of annuals and perennials, including petunias, marigolds, alyssum, lobelia, coleus and geraniums -- and their ever-popular hanging baskets.

Gardeners also will find more vegetables than ever before, including 38 varieties of tomatoes and lots of peppers -- all grown and tended daily by WHS students.

Horticulture teacher Mary Ellen Vetter says horticulture is one of the most rapidly growing areas in agriculture, and her students get to explore many facets of the field: greenhouse management, nursery production, landscape design, plant propagation, plant science and taxonomy.

The sale itself is an opportunity for students to learn about customer service, marketing, advertising, problem solving, organization skills and work ethic.

Funds raised at the sale go right back into the FFA program for next year’s plant sale and activities.

"The students are very proud of their work and hope you can make it to the Plant Sale," says Vetter, "so you can enjoy gardening as we do."

Time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, May 1 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday May 2.

Place: 757 Park St.