The CCSF Spring Flower and Plant Sale is happening tomorrow. Thursday May 6, 2010, 11 am – 3 pm @ City College Ocean Campus – Horticulture Bldg on Judson Ave (between Gennessee St and Foerster St). Here is Campus Map…the Hort. Bldg is on the far right of the map. You will find great deals on perennials, shrubs, house and bedding plants, fresh floral designs, and houseplants. Here are a couple of my favorites as there are too many species to mention.
Rugosa Rose is one of those ironclad shrubby type roses that can take coastal weather. Not only are the blooms showy, they have a sweet scent too.
Coleus species, originally from Indonesia and Africa, are shade plants. However, numerous hybrids have been developed that now take a heavy dose of sun such as Kong Rose. It can be grown indoors or outdoor if outside temp does not drop much below 50F, and it does like a regular watering. These 10 inch pots will quickly add a splash of color to your home.
I actually had a hand with getting these guys ready for sale. Sutera cordata ‘Bacopa Abunda’ are great for adding fill and spill to the garden or container.
While checking out the plants, I saw this Reed Grass that will be offered. Reed Grass adds height and movement in the garden, and can dress up a sharp slope.
Besides the shrubby type roses, they also have some climbers too.
Frankly, I am not certain the species on the Hoya, but we did have one in Wisconsin. This is a tough houseplant that is happy in med to bright light, and likes to dry out between watering…e.g. if you forget to water regularly…this guy can take it.
As a bonus, you can feel good knowing that money raised at the sale goes directly to the annual scholarship program for the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department.
– Far Out Flora
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