Plant sale will benefit WAMH

Published 5:29 pm Friday, April 8, 2011

By Jason Cannon

West Alabama Mental Health will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Bird House Greenhouse on Old Springhill Road.

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The Bird House is a facility operated by WAMHC consumers, staff and volunteers.

“The greenhouse was donated by Jim Bird from Forkland,” Patricia Moore, WAMHC executive director said. “It provides training and employment opportunities for consumers, assisting them to acquire vocational and independent living skills.”

Among the plants available will be begonias, dianthius, impatiens, petunias, portulaca(moss rose), vinca, coleus, hypoestes, melampodium zinnia, verbena, caladiums, English ivy, calibrachoa, sweet potato vine, lantana, pentas, cleome, euphoria, Mexican heather, gaillardia, rosemary, butterfly bush, purple fountain grass, herbs and vegetable plants.

Hanging baskets will include bougainvillea, million bells, petunia wave, torenia, asparagus ferns, geranium ivy, begoinia, impatiens, Boston ferns, zinnia, Swedish ivy and wandering jew(purple heart).

After the sale Saturday the greenhouse will remain open daily, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop and buy your spring plants and provide support for consumer activities at the same time.