Centre students grow poinsettias

The Centre High School horticulture class is growing poinsettias as a learning project and fundraiser.

As part of the project, students have studied the history of poinsettias, ideal planting, spacing, and temperature, and controlling diseases and insects that affect the plants.

With the project coming to a close, the students will sell the poinsettias from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the school.

When the length of days decreases in fall and winter, poinsettias become more and more red.

For more information, contact teacher Laura Klenda at (785) 983-4321 or lklenda@usd397.com.

 

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