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The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are holding their annual premium wreath and poinsettia fundraiser. The deadline to order is Monday, Oct. 31 for pickup on Friday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 7 pm at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose. Other arrangements can be made by calling the Extension office at the number below.
The lush wreaths and poinsettias available for purchase are not typical small grocery/retail plants. They are large, gorgeous premium plants from a local grower. There will be a variety of poinsettia colors for the 6½ inch pot size, which usually have 6+ blooms for $16: red glitter, pink, white, and classic red. The large 8½ inch pot for $35 (red only) will boast 14+ blooms. The lush green wreaths come in two sizes as well: 18 inches for $26 and 24 inches for $32.
Patrons are encouraged to consider purchasing their poinsettias and wreaths locally through the Master Gardener’s poinsettia and Christmas wreath sale, as they are top quality, and proceeds from the sale go to educational programming for the community. Information about care and maintenance will be included with the purchase.
Interested readers can obtain an order form by calling 570-666-9003 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program supports the outreach mission of Penn State Extension by utilizing unbiased research-based information to educate the public and our communities on best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship. A few of the many services provided to the community are the Garden Hotline which helps homeowners get their gardening questions answered with research-based answers at no charge. This also includes insect identification as well as Penn State lab services for identifying plant diseases. Many workshops, webinars, youth programming are regularly provided, as are self-guided demonstration gardens. Presentations are available for organizations, as well as poison prevention programming for first grade students and much more.