Bourbon County FFA New Greenhouse Opening

Flowers in the greenhouse.

Flowers in the greenhouse.

Taylor Koch, Staff Writer

Bourbon County High School will be opening its greenhouse to the public on April 23rd. The sale starts at 10:00 and will end around 4:00. After Saturday, the greenhouse will be open on regular hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday). Throughout the season, there will be plant swaps, hanging pot workshops, and even a Mother’s Day planter workshop.

BCHS’s FFA chapter is in charge of all sales and has done a good job including many of its members. Izzy Tucker, one of the members, will be teaching many of the workshops. In addition, custom spring decorations will be sold, made by FFA members Kenzie McCarty and Annabella Bengie. Other students involved with the chapter will be working on Saturday to provide any help they can. It’s a great way to get everyone involved with sales and in the larger Bourbon County community. 

On Thursday, sponsors of the greenhouse attended the ribbon cutting along with Representative Matt Koch and other speakers supporting the chapter. Many people attended and helped raise money for students involved with the greenhouse class, which is led by Tara Poe, one of the three agriculture teachers.

Students in the greenhouse class help take care of all the plants, learn about crop production, and use all of their knowledge and skills to grow plants on their own. The agriculture classes teach students many valuable lessons and skills that they can use in the future, even if they don’t go into the agriculture workforce.

The greenhouse will be open until May 20th, so make plans to stop by.

Listed below are some of the plants that will be sold this season:

Annuals: 

Cell Pack: (3 plants) $1.75 each 

Coleus- Wizard Mix 

Impatiens- Violet, Lipstick Pink, White, Red 

Marigolds- Bonanza, Yellow

Portulaca- Mixed 

Regular Petunia- White, Burgundy, Yellow 

Wave Petunia- White, Red, Pink, Purple 

 

4 Inch Pots: 

Flowering Plants: $3 each 

Lantana- Pink/Yellow

Dragon Wing Begonias- Pink 

Geraniums- Pink, Red

Calibrachoa (Million Bells)- Yellow 

Double Impatiens- Salmon, Burgundy 

 

Filler Plants: $2 each 

Bacopa 

Spider Plant

Sweet Potato Vine- Blackie, Green 

Asparagus Ferns 

Spider Plants