The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a Fall Mum Sale outside of Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome beginning Monday, Sept. 17.


Seven people in a garden holding potted plants.
Horticulture students pose with the mums that will be on sale for $5 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus starting Sept. 17. Back row (from left to right) David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC; Bailey Ellenburg; and Justin Womack. Front row (from left to right) Mark King, Terra Black-Coontz, Lane Strickland, and Nick Barton.


The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays the sale will take place all day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The mums will cost $5 each and the sale will continue until Sept. 28 or until the mums are sold out.


The plants are located in a fenced area outside of Building L and buyers should stop by Building L if no one is outside with the mums, said David Warren, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program.


“The flowering buds are just starting to show on the mums and should be in full bloom in a week or two,” said Warren.


According to Horticulture student Terra Black-Coontz, the various plant sales that GNTC has throughout the year provide students with a full learning experience.


“We plant the mums from plugs, propagate them, raise them to maturity, and then we sell them.” said Coontz, a resident of Calhoun. “It’s a very hands-on based process.”


All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check and credit cards are not accepted.


Warren says that before this year is over the Horticulture program plans to have a fall pansy sale and also will have a poinsettia sale around Christmas.


“The pansies will be ready in three or four weeks,” said Warren.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.