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Garden Expo planned for North Mississippi
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Gardening enthusiasts can converge on Verona Sept. 20 for the annual North Mississippi Garden Expo.
The event, held at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, will feature columnist Felder Rushing and Nellie Neal, the "Garden Mama." The expo will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
"We've planned an event that should have something for everyone at this year's garden expo," said Reuben Moore, center director. "This is a fun day for avid gardeners and families, and we expect about 1,000 people to attend."
Visitors are encouraged to roam the grounds and see the plantings and research being conducted on site. Among the attractions are a scarecrow trail, garden demonstrations, magnolia botanical gardens, fruit and vegetable plantings, turf and ornamental plantings and walking/wagon tours. Booths will house the "plant doctor" and offer plant sales and plant identification.
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center is located off Highway 145 next to the Lee County Agricenter. For more information, call (662) 566-2201 or your local county Extension office.