Bruce Forest ordered thousands of poinsettias for more than 13 years.
In a greenhouse management course, Oklahoma State students are divided into groups to work on a long-term project to cultivate about 2,000 poinsettias and other crops such as ornamental cabbage and petunias. Then, after Thanksgiving, on Thursdays and Fridays, the plants will be on sale.
Students at Flower and Department of Greenhouse Coordinator Bruce Forest water and watch the plants at least once a day.
Through this, students will gain experience and learn how to manage in a controlled environment, such as a greenhouse, Forest said.
“I want them to see the real world,” Dun said. If you are going to use a greenhouse, it means seven days a week.
In addition to caring for the red pentice, there are a variety of pink, white, and multi-colored ponytail.
“There is always a favorite poinsettia,” says Dunn.
In order for the students to plant at the beginning of the semester, the plants must be ordered in advance so that the plants arrive on time. Depending on how accurate the plants are in a few weeks and which species are needed, the forest will order specific species.
Forests are flooded with people and there are people in every aspect of the plant. He said that since students are doing the sales, it will create another opportunity to gain experience.
Although preparing students is the goal of the project, Forest said the most complete part of the project will be completed.
“When we finally get rid of all these plants,” Dun said. We have been caring for them for a long time and it is good to see them.
On the first day of the sale, Nue Chang Chang Veterinary Veterans put long white tubes, dripping adapters, in the Pointietya pot to keep customers in the greenhouse.
Chang decided to take a horticultural course to help support her family business. However, in this course, Chang says she wants to change the main one.
“I’m sure I fell in love a little late in the game, but it doesn’t matter,” Chang said.
Chang said it requires a lot of management and a lot of communication for the students to work together.
Chang said the schedule will vary depending on how often the plants should be watered and how big they are. Chang said it would take about two hours to water the plants. However, using emitters takes about 10 minutes.
Given the winter break, Chang said it would be better not to worry about inspecting the plants and if other members of the group could not make their shifts.
“We’re glad to see them go …” Chang said. “It’s great to be able to grow these.”