Business is blooming at Blythewood High plant sale

Jeanne Reynolds photos.

Spring and summer annuals, vegetables, herbs, ferns, hanging baskets and more were snapped up by area gardeners Saturday at Blythewood High School’s annual plant sale.

The eagerly anticipated event is the result of a semester’s worth of work by approximately 50 students in the school’s horticulture class and Future Farmers of America club.

“The sale is a great learning experience for the kids,” said horticulture teacher and FFA advisor Thomas Beam. “They get to interact with the public, use basic math skills and learn customer service.”
The event offers a wide variety of lush, healthy plants and flowers at bargain prices, and is expected to raise $3,000 to $4,000 for the FFA club.

The sale isn’t the students’ first taste of success this spring. The Blythewood High School team placed fifth in the statewide high school horticulture competition in Spartanburg last month.

The sale will be continued next Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Categories: Blythewood, Business, Richland County

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