Friendly Village Greenhouse at the Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Center in Harlan is open for the season, offering a wide array of flower and vegetable plants.
“The funds raised from the sale of the flowers and vegetables are used to finance field trips for clients at the center,” said Robbie Henson, greenhouse aide. “We’ve taken our clients on trips to Dollywood in Sevierville, Tenn., and other area attractions. The clients really enjoys these field trips.”
Henson said a lot of the vegetable plants are planted from seed by clients as a part of their rehabilitation. He said most of the flowering plants are grown from plugs which are ordered.
“We have two greenhouses and right now they are filled to the brim,” said Henson. “We have ferns, wave petunias, wandering Jews and spider plants, 6-inch geraniums, lantana, double impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, coleus, easy wave petunias, moss roses, purple knight, in our flower section. We also have big boy tomatoes and a wide variety of vegetables. You can purchase individually, four-cell or flats.”
The hours for the greenhouse are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to1 p.m.
For more information call 606-574-0096.
Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde