Friday, April 12, 2013

[410] Annual plant sale benefits MTSU ag students’ scholarships

For release:  April 11, 2013

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
MTSU plant sale contact: Dr. Cliff Ricketts, 615-898-2430 (office), 615-308-7605 (cell) or

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience annual plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next three Thursdays and Fridays (April 11-12, April 18-19 and April 25-26).

Open to the general public and campus community, the sale takes place in the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way. It is across from the backside of the Tennessee Livestock Center.

Off-campus visitors should obtain a visitor’s parking pass from Parking Services, located on East Main Street at the west entrance to campus. To find parking near the Horticulture Center, a printable campus map is available at

Students enrolled in a class called “Horticulture in Our Lives” have grown the plants, and funds from the sale are used for scholarships, said Dr. Cliff Ricketts, the event organizer.

Available for sale are a large selection of hanging baskets and bedding plants.

The hanging baskets include Wave petunias, coleus, Wandering Jew and lantana. No ferns are available this year. Bedding plants include petunias, impatiens, begonias, vinca, snapdragon, celosia, coleus and Dusty Miller.

New to the sale this year will be marigolds.

Geraniums are $3 for a 6-inch pot. All hanging baskets and flats are $12.

Vegetable plants for sale include tomatoes (Bradley and Big Boy), peppers, okra, squash, cucumber and more.


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