Fear not, @stone
. I donated two 1/2 gallon size salvias. One was a Salvia Greggii 'Pink' (paid $1 last fall but never planted it) and the other was Salvia Nermosa 'something' (new to me) that I scored at Lowe's for 50cents last week. I figured that there should be some 'starter' plants and not just seeds. Also threw in some red pentas that I got at a local nursery. I've never grown cleome but I love it.
I really don't know much more about the project. I only know that my contact said that this will be totally organic and that the school is in West Dallas, one time home of lead smelters. (I think they were all shut down in the late 70s - early 80s by an attorney that I knew but that's a whole 'nother story.) As I think I previously said, it would be nice to know the size of the plot, amount of sun, how it will be watered, etc. The lady in charge is not as chatty as I tend to be.
Is anyone supposed
to handle the plants? Probably not. But it is at an elementary school with young'uns. Need I say more?
So anyway, she said that she was going to be gardening today which meant she wanted whatever I was donating by yesterday. But I'll try to reach her tomorrow to see what I can see. I did make some cuttings of Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue' and what I think is Salvia farinacea 'Augusta Duelberg'. (Those 2 are battling it out for space in my small garden.) Since I just started them 2 days ago, I didn't feel they were ready for prime time.
So many good suggestions. Thank you everyone!