Hands-on learning yields healthy harvest
Pretty poinsettias set the tone for holiday gatherings and provide hands-on learning for Horticulture program students. The process begins as students prepare in late summer by planting poinsettia cuttings, flown in from the Paul Ecke Ranch in Antigua, Guatemala.
Students nurture seedlings and ensure growth by pinching, fertilizing and spacing plants until they’re ready for holiday fanfare. The hardy plants bloom in December and are available for sale from now until Dec. 13 in the greenhouses at the Chesapeake Campus. For more information, visit the poinsettia page.