Spring plant sales scheduled at Henrico schools

Two Henrico schools want to put some spring in your step with beautiful plants at great prices. Stop by the spring plant sales at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage and the Academy at Virginia Randolph.

The sales feature a large selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets at bargain prices. Students at the two schools have been hard at work preparing plants for the annual events.

The Academy at Virginia Randolph will hold its annual spring plant sale April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 2204 Mountain Rd. Among the flowers for sale are marigolds, impatiens, begonias and petunias; prices range from vegetables and herbs (including a large selection of tomatoes, peppers, basil and rosemary) starting at $1.99 to 4-and-6-inch bedding plants starting at $3 and hanging baskets starting at $6. Only checks and cash are accepted.

The Advanced Career Education Center greenhouse and landscape plant sale will be held at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Rd., May 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale features a huge variety of annuals and perennials, from marigolds to moon vine and dianthus to day lilies. Vegetables and fruits include peppers, cucumbers, watermelon and many varieties of tomato.

Among the bargains are succulents starting at $2; four-packs for $1.50 and six-packs for $2.50; Pots: 3.5-inch ($1), 4.5-inch ($3), 6-inch ($5) and gallon ($6) and hanging baskets for $10 (10-inch) and $15 (12-inch). Only checks and cash are accepted.
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Henricus Historical Park will host an informational open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. introducing the new adult group programs to begin in 2018. The open house is an opportunity for organizations to discover what Henricus can offer their club, church group, college class, or other organization. In the coming year, Henricus will be adding afternoon adult-themed programs with topics such as 17th Century Medicines, Colonial Brewing, and Winter Holiday Meals. Registration for this free event is recommended by calling 318-8797. Full text

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