Annual spring plant sale at Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Nothing says spring like Gwinnett Tech's annual plant sale.

The college's horticulture program is hosting the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the Gwinnett Tech Greenhouse.

The horticulture program holds a community plant sale every year to sell the plants students have grown. Items offered at the sale include the following:-- Annuals: Petunias, angel wing and wax begonias, coleus, geraniums, black pearl ornamental pepper, sweet potato vine, calibrachoa and more.-- Perennials: Iris, hibiscus 'Lady Baltimore,' hummingbird mint, kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco,' balloon flower, echinacea, strawberries, wood aster and more.

-- Shrubs: Viburnum, 'Pink Stardust' magnolia, cleyera, spiraea, cryptomeria and more.

-- Herbs: 'After 8' chocolate mint, oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil and more.

-- Tropicals/Tender Perennials: Shell ginger, banana tree and lantana.

-- House Plants: Begonias, spider plants, philodendron and more.

"I know every year we say the plant sale gets better, but the greenhouse is spectacular. The students have pulled together the best looking and the healthiest plants ever. There are more varieties than we have time to list and I think our supporters will be pleased," said Aaron Poulsen, Horticulture program director.

The GTC greenhouse is next to Building 600 on the Gwinnett Tech campus, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Cash and check are accepted and preferred at the sale. However, credit/debit cards will be accepted in the business office in Building 100.