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Something for everyone at Verona garden expo
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Beginning gardeners and old pros all will find something to like at the 2005 North Mississippi Garden Expo.
The Sept. 17 expo at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona is free. Tours and other activities begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.
“Visitors can tour the Magnolia Botanical Gardens and other areas at the center devoted to fruits and vegetables, turf grass and ornamental plants,” said event coordinator Crofton Sloan.
A popular feature with kids and adults is the annual “Scarecrow Trail,” featuring traditional and not-so-traditional scarecrows designed and built by classes at local schools, business and organizations.
There will be presentations throughout the day by Mississippi State University horticulturists, entomologists, landscape specialists and others. Topics include preserving herbs, fire ant control, fall gardening, butterfly gardening, low maintenance landscapes and growing unusual vegetables.
The event is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
For additional information, contact Sloan at (662) 566-2201.