Published on 11/20/17

CAES student-grown poinsettias will be ready for pick up Dec. 2

By Merritt Melancon

Students in the University of Georgia's Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticultural Honor Society are gearing up for the society's annual poinsettia sale, set for Dec. 2, at Greenhouse 13 on Riverbend Roadfrom 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Students in Professor Paul Thomas’s Horticulture 4070 Greenhouse Management course grew the crop of about 600 poinsettias from cuttings over the course of fall semester. They have had a bumper crop this year, with plentiful red, white and pink poinsettias.

Poinsettias will be available for $10. There is a $2.00 charge for optional green foil pot liner and red ribbon. Poinsettias will be sleeved for easy transport. The students will accept cash, check or credit cards. The proceeds of the sale funds student travel to conferences, classroom supplies and other society activities.

Poinsettia fans are urged to reserve their favorite varieties for pickup by emailing or calling (770) 490-8165. Delivery is available for orders of 10 poinsettias or more.

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