The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 12, 2012

4-H offers fruit

By Justin Jones, Staff Writer
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 — Stanly County 4-H will  offer ornamentals, fruit plants and bulbs for sale this fall. This is a new sale and is a fundraiser to support the Stanly County 4-H program. Funds will be used to support 4-H activities for youth ages 5-19.

This is the first time bulbs have been offered for sale and will feature tulips, irises, narcissi and hyacinths. Also offered are one gallon containers of blueberries featuring rabbiteye varieties: premier, tifblue, climax, powder blue and columbus. Southern highbush variety available is o’neal.

Check out the ornamental section of the brochure. Ornamentals are in three gallon containers. There are  azaleas, camellia, crepe myrtles, figs, forsythia, gardenia, hydrangeas, ligustrum, nandina and knockout roses.

To help prepare your landscape for planting, pick up a soil sample box at the local extension office. Take your soil sample and mail it to Raleigh and the results will be emailed to you.

Order dates are through Sept. 24. Place an order by calling (704) 983-3987, fax (704) 983-3303, email to lisa_mauldin@ ncsu.edu or mail to Stanly County 4-H, 26032 E. Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001. The deadline to accept orders will be Sept. 24.

Orders will be available for pickup on Oct. 10 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.

Payment for your order may be made when placed or at the time of pickup. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit/debit cards (Master Card/Visa).  

The Fall Plant Sale brochure may be viewed by visiting the local extension website at http://stanly.ces.ncsu.edu/.

Contact Ashley Smith, 4-H extension agent, for more information about the Stanly County 4-H program at ashley_t_smith@ncsu.edu or call (704) 983-3987.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State Universities.  

Stanly County 4-H is a United Way funded agency.