Annual seedling/garden sale at Bay

ESCANABA – The Bay College greenhouse will again be selling native plant seedlings and garden starts as a fund-raiser. A limited supply of plants will be available free of charge to schools and community groups. Proceeds this year will support the Math Science Club, the annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Colloquia Series, and the continuing operation of the greenhouse.

The sale is scheduled for final exam week, Monday to Friday, May 5-9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the greenhouse (room 116) in the Math Science Building at the College. Plants will also be sold after graduation on May 10 from noon to 1 p.m.

Cost is $15 to $40 per flat or $0.50 to $3 per individually potted plant. The following seed has been planted. Quantities of some species are likely to be limited:

Herbs and vegetables

Tomatoes – Siberia, Roma, Rutgers, Sun Sweet, Sweet Million;

Peppers – Red Belgian Sweet, King of the North, Hot Banana;

Herbs – Thai Siam Queen Basil, Large Sweet Italian Basil, Cilantro;


Native perennials (seed source) – Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) (Ford River); Green-headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) (Ford River); Coreopsis or Tickseed (Coreopsis sp.) (Escanaba River); Oxeye or False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) (Petosky); Rough Blazing Star (Liatris sp.) (Rapid River); Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) (Ford River); Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) (Garden); Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) (Pioneer Park); Spotted Bee Balm (Horsemint) Mondara punctata (Bay Campus); Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) (Escanaba); Blue Verbena (vervain); Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) (Bay Campus); New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae); Pearly Everlasting (Western UP).

Other annuals, biennals and perennials – Common Blanket, flower (Gaillardia aristata); Geranium – Red Multibloom Hybrid. (Pelargonium x hortorum); Lupine (Lupinus sp.); Sweet William (Dianthus sp.); Butterfly Weed or Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa); Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum sp.); Fox Glove.

Shrubs & Vines – Clematis, Meadow Sweet, Ninebark.

For further information, contact Brian Black: blackb@baycollege.

edu or 217-4051.