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Gateway annual plant sale includes longtime favorites plus new and native plants

Looking for that perfect flat of flowers to plant next to the house? How about some native species to attract butterflies?

Gateway Technical College’s Horticulture program will hold its annual and very popular plant sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4 at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center on the Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave.

This year includes a wide range of native plants, an important component in any landscape or garden design. Other featured sale items include perennials, hanging baskets, annual flowers, vegetables and herbs. This sale will be held in conjunction with Wild Ones, an organization that promotes landscaping of native plants and natural landscapes.

“The use of native plants in our landscape encourages the increase and diversification of native pollinators such as bees and butterflies,” says Gateway Horticulture instructor Courtney Greve. “Maybe you don't have the space for natives or a permanent plantings, but by even adding a few colorful flowering annuals you can entice the presence of pollinators.”

Greve says some of the annuals to be sold include petunias, Angelonia, calibrachoa, annual phlox, snapdragon, lobelia, dahlia, geranium, herbs and warm season vegetables.

Sales help support the student Horticulture club, Alpha Beta Hortus, as well as Wild Ones.

For more information, please contact Courtney Greve at grevec@gtc.edu or Kate Jerome at jeromek@gtc.edu.

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