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From: AgEd Teachers of Central Ga. <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Melissa Riley <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:08 PM
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Subject: 2017 Spring Plug Order Form
 
Teachers -
 
Can you believe it is already time to start ordering Spring Plugs???
Attached you will find the Spring 2017 Plant Order form.  As asked for, we have simplified the tray sizes and the order form some.  

THERE ARE 4 TABS - one for annuals, rooted cuttings, vegetables, and herbs.  
Please complete the order form, save it to your computer using your school name - ex: BonaireMiddleSpring2017 and then email it back to me. 
NEW THIS YEAR - Plant Tags!! You can order plant tags this year for $2.00 for 50 tags. 
 
Please see the information below concerning the order deadline, plant pickup location options, and plant combination suggestions.  
 
ORDER DEADLINE
The deadline to place your order is Thursday, November 3rd

  
DELIVERY OPTIONS
I will send out an email in Jan to set up your pick up location. 

  
TRAY SIZES EXPLANATION
Plugs come in 288 which will typically give you 8 flats per variety.  
Plugs also come in 144 which will be larger plants than 288 and give you 4 flats per variety.  This is better for those of you that like to have early plant sales.  
New this year is a 50 tray for those of you that may want to try something new without having to commit to a lot of plant material. 
 
  
PLANT COMBINATION SUGGESTIONS
You will find there are several new items on the list this year that work great in mixed container baskets (1 or more different plants per basket/pot) such as: 

There is a plant on the plug page called FUSEABLES that is already mixed for you - great for those of you new to the school greenhouse and worried about putting together mixed baskets correctly 
 
Scaveola (a cascading flowering plant) mixed with wave petunias 
Creeping jenny (a unique lime green plant that spills over containers) mixed with impatiens or petunias
Canna Lily (dwarf), sweet potato vine, and wave petunias
Creeping jenny, hypoestes, and petunia
Calibrachoa (also known as million bells), sweet potato vine and verbena
Coleus, Verbena, impatiens
Heliotrope, dichondra (petite leaves that spill over pot), vinca
Hollyhock, calibrachoa, hypoestes
Sweet potato vine, portulaca, melampodium
Ornamental fountain grasses, creeping jenny, dichondra
 
 
Feel free to call or email - I'd be more than happy to assist you in making your selections or with any questions you may have. 

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Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071