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Warren County Bicentennial

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Warren County Bicentennial Plant Tags

The Bicentennial Citizens Advisory Committee of the County of Warren is pleased to announce that plant tags for the official Warren County Bicentennial flower – the Rudbeckia hirta, or Black-Eyed Susan – will be found on plants during the 2013 retail season. This official designation was fittingly made by resolution of the Warren County Board of Supervisors during Earth Week 2012.

To celebrate the Bicentennial, Black-Eyed Susans will be planted at the Warren County Municipal Center; additionally, property owners are encouraged to plant the popular perennial and schools are encouraged to incorporate the plant into their science programs.

The Black-Eyed Susan will bloom from mid-summer to fall in either sun or shade, making it a versatile and heat tolerant perennial, and its vibrant flowers attract butterflies.

The commemorative “Printed in USA” plant tags feature the Warren County Bicentennial logo, in addition to directions for planting (see attachment). Nurseries participating in the tagging program include the Bolton Garden Center, Garden Time, Hewitt’s Garden Center, Lazy River Farms, Mead Landscaping & Nursery, Northland Gardens, Quaker Farms, Toadflax Nurseries and Watkins Garden Center. Any nursery or business interested in using the plant tags is invited to contact the Warren County Historian.

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