ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The King Career Center members kicked off their annual plant sale on Wednesday morning. The plants were grown by students in the Horticulture and Landscape Design class.
Over the course of a semester, students learned how to maintain plants in a garden or greenhouse environment.
Their instructor, Adam Reid, said the students do not have to have experience to grow plants successfully. "They do it all, you know we start with nothing and we go to a completely packed greenhouse and they see the results of their work throughout the semester," he said.
Over 100 people waited in line for the gates to open at the center's greenhouse. "We had people in lawn chairs drinking coffee at 7:30 waiting to get in," Reid said.
On their first day, the center was out of hanging baskets. A spokesperson for the sale said petunias are usually the most popular plant each year.
Plant customer, Linda Rustigan, said she was not expecting to purchase as many plants as she did, but once she saw the quality of the product couldn't resist. "The quality is wonderful, it's healthy...they're healthy so it's great. I'm looking forward to getting these in the ground and getting my hands dirty," she said.