And the 2022 Special Garden Project will be...

THE RUBENZA COSMOS produce unique flowers with petals that change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long. They make great cut flowers, so be sure to enjoy a bouquet of them indoors!
What is the Special Garden Project, you ask? This unique project gives 4-H members the opportunity to try growing a new and unusual vegetable or flower each year. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun and exciting while letting novice gardeners get their feet wet. Along with seeds, enrolled members also receive newsletters with information about planting, growing, and harvesting. Learn more at
  • Enroll for the "PS: Horticulture (D) - Special Garden Project" through 4-H Online.
  • Contact your local Nebraska Extension Office and let them know how many seed packets you need. If you do not contact your local Extension Office, seeds might not be available for you.
  • Pick seeds up from your local county Extension office when the county tells you the seeds are available which should be around March or April.