Master Gardener, Hort Therapy and Student Organizations Featured Plants

April 6, 2016

This is the second installment in a series of articles highlighting plants that will be available for the 2016 Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Spring Plant Sale. This article highlights Pi Alpha Xi (Horticulture and Floriculture Honor Society), Crops and Soil Science Club, PPGASA Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association, Cultivar Trial Gardens Team, Franklin County Master Gardeners and the Horticulture Therapy program. 

Horticulture Therapy:


The Horticultural Therapy group will be selling pots painted by participants, staff, volunteers and students. The Horticultural Therapy program is not funded by the university and their sales from the plant sale sustain the program that helps the developmentally disabled. You can find out more about the program by clicking this link which will redirect you to the Horticultural Therapy Garden page. The painted pots will be sold empty and some will be sold with Plectranthus, scented Geraniums, and Coleus. This is a great opportunity to support the developmentally disabled community while making your garden beautiful! 



PPGASA Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association Featured Plants:

Royal Catchfly Silene regia
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Ironweed Vernonia gigantea
Wild Strawberries Fragaria virginiana
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca 
Rose Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 
Blue Wild Indigo Baptisia australis 
Button Blazing Star Liatris aspera
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium reptans 
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae
Purple Coneflower Echinacea pupurea
Royal Catchfly Silene regia
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Ironweed Vernonia gigantea
Wild Strawberries Fragaria virginiana


Cultivar Trial Gardens Team's Featured Plants:

Canna  Orange   
Coleus Premium Sun Pineapple Surprise  
Vinca Titan Really Red 
Zinnia Double Zahara Brilliant mix     
Zinnia zahara Fire Imp.       
Zinnia zahara Pink    
Zinnia zahara White   
Zinnia zahara Yellow  
Sun Flower Sunny Smile 
Hanging Basket Petunia 
Fuschia Trees 


CSSC Crops and Soil Science Club:

Numerous types of tomatoes and peppers including: 
Hillbilly Tomato
Amish Paste Tomato
Yellow Oxheart Tomato
Roma VF Tomato
Kalman's Hungarian Tomato
Wild Cherry Tomato
Indigo Cherry Drops Tomato
German Giant  Tomato
Pineapple Tomato
ISIS Candy Tomato 

Bulgarian Carrot Pepper
Garden Salsa Pepper
Ozark Giant Pepper
Mariachi Hybrid Pepper
Early Sunsation Pepper
Numex Easter Pepper
Tabasco Pepper
Yum-Yum Pepper
Roumanian Rain Pepper
Fish Pepper

Pi Alpha Xi (Horticulture and Floriculture Honor Society):

Multiple Begonia species including Wax and Rex Begonia, a few Japanese Maple trees, Echinacea, Brutus Hosta, Zigzag plant, Ohio Buckeye seedlings, Yellow Buckeye seedlings, and a small amount of Goldfish plants and Fuschia.



Franklin County Master Gardeners

Arugula, Roquett
Broccoli, Green Magic 
Brussels Sprouts, Churchill
Cabbage, Gonzales
Cabbage, Super Red
Eggplant, Fairy Tale 
Fennel, Orion 
Greens, Spicy Mesclun
Kale, Olympic Red 
Kale, Toscano 
Kale, Winterbor
Lettuce, Allstar Gourmet Salad Mix
Lettuce, Buttercrunch 
Lettuce, Red Salad Bowl 
Okra, Clemson Spineless 
Okra, Red Burgundy 
Pepper, Felicity 
Pepper, Lunchbox 
Spinach, Space 
Tomatillo, Toma Verde 
Tomato, Bucks County 
Tomato, Sweet Tangerine 
Edible Flowers – 6-pack Choice:
     6-pack Choice:
          Bachelor Buttons
          Flashback Mix Calendula
          Jewel Mix Nasturtiums
          Lemon Gem Marigold
          Penny All-Season Mix Viola
     6-pack Nasturtium only