Archive for October, 2013

LSU AgCenter Horticulture Research and Extension specialists in partnership with Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association have scheduled a Louisiana Plant Materials Conference for Master Gardeners to be held Tuesday, November 19th at Burden Botanic Gardens and Museum located at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This science-based workshop will feature presentations on caldiums, figs, hostas, begonias, crape myrtles and vegetables. Also included will be updates on Louisiana Super Plants, observations on plants from Florida, and new plants at the Hammond Research station.

All participants planning to attend the conference will need to pre-register by sending in a Conference Registration Form along with a $30 registration fee that will cover lunch, refreshments and educational materials.  Attendance will be limited to the first 70 paid participants.

To request a registration form and conference agenda contact Dr. Allen Owings at aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu .


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The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners will present their First Annual Bulb Sale on Saturday October 12th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the West Monroe Farmers Market, located at 1700 North 7th Street. Shoppers will find more than 25 varieties of daffodil bulbs chosen especially for our southern gardens.  There will be pictures that correspond to each bulb in order to help make your selection.  Master Gardeners will also have available tips for planting and care.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers and to talk about all things gardening. Proceeds will benefit the following Master Gardener service projects:  Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, Master Gardener Butterfly Garden (located behind the Farmer’s Market), LSU AgCenter flower beds and Kiroli Park.

Louisiana Master Gardener is a program of the LSU AgCenter.  The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities and employment.  Cooperating agencies: LSU AgCenter, Louisiana parish governing bodies and the United States Department of Agriculture.

For more information contact the LSU AgCenter Office in Quachita Parish at 318-323-2251.

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