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Fall Flower, Garden Fest set for October
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Garden and landscape enthusiasts will flock to the Fall Flower and Garden Fest at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs on Oct. 18 and 19 for the latest plant recommendations for Mississippi.
The 24th annual fall festival will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visitors can tour a three-acre garden with more than 40 vegetables, a raised-bed herb garden, 40 varieties of roses, and hundreds of annual and perennial flowers.
One of the newer attractions will be a maze cut into a 2.5 acre corn field. The corn maze is designed to call attention to the concept of entertainment farming.
Horticultural seminars will provide information on gardening with ease, landscaping yards, managing lawns, preparing flower beds, raising cut flowers and becoming a Master Gardener. Cooking seminars will address diabetic issues, African cooking, jellies and jams, muscadine uses, drying and preserving herbs and other topics.
Mississippi State University's Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station are sponsoring the Fall Flower and Garden Fest.
The Truck Crops Station is located 25 miles south of Jackson on Highway 51. Travelers on Interstate 55 should take exit 68.
For more information, contact Rick Snyder, event coordinator, at (601) 892-3731.