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Fall tour welcomes gardeners to Verona

VERONA, Miss. -- Gardeners are invited to attend the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Fall Flower and Vegetable Tour on Sept. 26.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host this annual tour in Verona from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

MSU horticulture experts will lead educational seminars, provide tours of the flower and vegetable gardens, and answer gardening questions. Fun activities for children will be available.

The theme for this year’s event is “Edible Landscapes.” Seminar topics include edible flowers, beneficial insects, growing sweet potatoes, grafting fruit plants, and fall and winter vegetables.

Children 12 and under will be invited to pick out and paint their own pumpkins. Tour hosts will also hand out coloring sheets that feature fruits and vegetables to teach other lessons in horticulture.

Vendors will display a variety of gardening items available for purchase. The Lee County Master Gardeners will host their Annual Plant Sale at this event. The plant sale will begin at 7:30 a.m. Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Jeff Wilson at 662-566-2201.

Released: September 3, 2015
Contacts: Dr. Jeff Wilson
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