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Despite the rain, FFA flowers bloom on Centralia city square

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 6:36 am

Despite the rain, and the chill, flowers bloomed on the city square.

Yes, the were blooming from the back of the Centralia FFA trailer, but nevertheless, the splashes of yellow, pink and white were there to delight passers by and find new homes as people bought them for their spring décor.

Tracie Roberts sorts through the FFA flowers.

Scott Stone, Centralia High School agriculture teacher and director of the CHS Ag. Department was outin the weather and keeping busy.

Despite the weather, the FFA students’ flowers, grown in the CHS greenhouse, were moving.

Friday afternoon Stone brought 46 flats of plants, ranging from sunset-pink petunisas to various ornamental grasses.

They came in hanging baskets, planters and flats along with individual plants. The menu included geraniums, marigolds, begonias mostly annuals. This year’s selection also includes a mixed basket, which mixes ornament plants, flowering and not flowering, which he said is very popular.

“A lot of people will buy then and put them right in a flower pot,” he said. “But you could keep them alive inside over the winter, it just takes a little extra time.”

Stone’s first customer was Selestia Angell, the new proprietor of SHeK on North Allen Street. She was taking a break from remodeling the shop and needed floral accents.

For the full article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.