While the calendar may still say it’s winter, spring isn’t far away. Now is the best time of year to plan any additions to your gardens, and Cobb County 4-H is here to help you get started.
This year’s theme for the organization’s annual plant sale is Bee the Change, which supports our pollinators and Cobb 4-H youth programs. Pre-orders are open until March 4, with pick up 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at Jim Miller Park in the covered pavilion.
Shopping couldn’t be easier. Simply make your selections from the brochure, then drop off, or mail in, your order form before 5 p.m. March 4. The order form and brochure are available on the Cobb County UGA Extension Office website. (https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/cobb.html)
Orders will be accepted at the Extension Office with debit/credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover), cash, money order or check. Mail-in orders will be accepted with a check or money order. The Extension Office is located at 678 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200 in Marietta.
- No phone orders will be accepted to ensure accuracy.
- All checks should be made out to Cobb Extension/4-H.
- All sales are final. Cobb County 4-H makes no guarantee on plants sold. Some plant varieties are limited. Plants sell quickly.
- Contact the Cobb County Extension Office at 770-528-4070 with questions.
Every year, our Master Gardeners work alongside 4-H youth to unload the delivery trucks — we are talking thousands of plants — then sort the plants to make the drive-through pick up process easier.
Below is a list of available plants for sale; review the brochure for photos, plant descriptions, environmental requirements and pricing. Order soon to reserve your selections.
- Blueberries – Austin, Brightwell, Powderblue, Premier, Titan
- Abelia – Peach Perfection
- Azalea Evergreen – Hershey Red
- Azalea Native – Tallulah Sunrise
- Camellia – Alabama Beauty
- Fothergilla – Mount Airy
- Echinacea – Pow Wow Wild Berry
- Fern – Autumn, Painted
- Gardenia – Frost Proof
- Heuchera (coral bells) – Amber Lady, Caramel, Obsidian
- Hosta – June, Minuteman
- Hydrangea – Snow Queen Oakleaf, Ada Lynn
- Magnolia – Brittany
- Monarda Jacob Cline
- Osmanthus fragrans (tea olive)
- Phlox Paniculata (Purple Eye)
- Rose Brindabella – First Lady
- Rose – At Last, Proven Winner series
- Rudbeckia Goldsturm – Black-eyed Susan
- Viburnum – Mohawk, Snowball
- Herbs – Bronze Fennel, Tuscan Blue Rosemary, Tricolor Sage, Pineapple Sage
Supporting Cobb 4-H’s Bee the Change plant sale allows our Cobb County youth to grow and learn. A recent report by Josie Smith for CAES News (UGA College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences), provides a perfect example. Four Cobb high school students recently earned top honors with their first-place win at the 4-H State Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging contest held Nov. 11, 2021, at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. Sandhya Rajesh, Kshitij Badve, Haya Fatmi and Stefan Saboura were awarded Master 4-Her status with their first-place win at the state level.
The first-place team from Cobb County was coached by 4-H Agent Brittani Lee and 4-H Program Assistant Kathleen McElroy. The team will represent Georgia 4-H in the Consumer Decision Making contest at the 2023 Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations to these Master 4-Hers and best of luck at nationals!
Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, Inc. (MGVOCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization, which promotes and supports horticultural education programs and projects in Cobb County, Georgia. Members have been certified by the University of Georgia (UGA) Master Gardener program. For gardening questions, contact the Master Gardener Help Desk, UGA Cooperative Extension/Cobb County at 770-528-4070.
– Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County is a part of the University of Georgia Extension.