HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Horticulture/Agricultural Production Department has continued its holiday tradition of adorning the Governor’s Office and Capitol building rotunda with its poinsettias recently. The horticulture program grows and delivers approximately 300 poinsettias each Christmas season. Students start growing the red, pink and white plants in the spring of each year and nurture the plants until they’re fully grown and ready for distribution.

The horticulture department also delivers the poinsettias to the State Board of Education, Department of Postsecondary Education and other state and local public offices as the month progresses.

For more nearly 30 years, it’s been a horticulture program staple to deliver the poinsettias to state and local offices and to sell them to the public, all in anticipation of spreading holiday joy and making the public aware of what its students are accomplishing.

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Young Boozer, Treasurer, State of Alabama, Anthony Hilliard, Department Head, Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Agriculture/Horticulture Department, students of the program and others, pose for a photo on the staircase of the Alabama State Capitol building. The students delivered almost three dozen poinsettia plants to the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The students, who grew more than 1,000 poinsettia plants from cuttings beginning this past summer, also delivered poinsettias to the governor's office and other Capitol offices as well to State House and other state offices. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin)

Young Boozer, Treasurer, State of Alabama, Anthony Hilliard, Department Head, Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Agriculture/Horticulture Department, students of the program and others, pose for a photo on the staircase of the Alabama State Capitol building. The students delivered almost three dozen poinsettia plants to the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The students, who grew more than 1,000 poinsettia plants from cuttings beginning this past summer, also delivered poinsettias to the governor’s office and other Capitol offices as well to State House and other state offices. (Governor’s Office, Jamie Martin)

Students from Wallace State Community College-Hanceville's Agriculture Production/Sustainable Agriculture Department classes deliver poinsettia plants to the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The students, who grew more than 1,000 poinsettia plants from cuttings beginning this past summer, also delivered poinsettias to the governor's office and other Capitol offices as well to State House and other state offices. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin)

Students from Wallace State Community College-Hanceville’s Agriculture Production/Sustainable Agriculture Department classes deliver poinsettia plants to the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The students, who grew more than 1,000 poinsettia plants from cuttings beginning this past summer, also delivered poinsettias to the governor’s office and other Capitol offices as well to State House and other state offices. (Governor’s Office, Jamie Martin)

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