ROLESVILLE — Gardeners, take note: The last average day of frost is just around the corner and with it, the time to start putting in late-spring and summer season plants.
And just in time is the annual Rolesville FFA plant sale.
A variety of spring plants will be available for sale beginning Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Rolesville High School greenhouse located at 1099 E. Young Street.
To reach the greenhouse, visitors can take the Quarry Road entrance to the high school and the first right toward the ball fields. The greenhouse is along the side of the school building with plenty of parking in a nearby lot.
A variety of plants will be for sale including mixed hanging baskets, petunias, ferns, geraniums, ageratum, dianthus, verbena, sweet potato vine, marigold, vinca, lantana, dahlia, celosia, begonia, ajuga, canna, agastache and vegetables. Prices range from $2 to $12.
The sale will continue until all plants are sold. After Saturday, the greenhouse will be open to the public to sell any remaining plants Monday through Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.
FFA is a youth organization that prepares students in grades 6-12 for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA students are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, international business leaders, teachers and professionals in numerous other careers.
The money from the plant sale helps fund FFA programs, career development events, field trips and summer camp for Rolesville High School students.
But best of all, according to Rolesville High School teacher and FFA advisor Daniel Beasley, is the horticulture knowledge gained by the students.
"Many of these quality plants were grown by our horticulture students," Beasley said.