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MSU landscape symposium brings new ideas to gardens
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Home gardeners and landscape professionals attending the 62nd Ed Martin Landscape Symposium Oct. 18 at Mississippi State University will gain insights on native plants, water use and smart landscapes.
The event lasts from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bost Extension Center at MSU. Registration is $25 until Oct. 1 and $30 at the door. The event is hosted by the MSU Extension Service and the Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc.
John Manion, a curator of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Alabama, will discuss using beautiful native plants in landscapes. He will tell intriguing stories that accompany some of the native species and their names.
Cory Gallo, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Landscape Architecture, will explore the aesthetics of sustainable water management in landscapes. He will discuss capturing and reusing water and ways to integrate water into landscape design.
Bob Brzuszek, an MSU Extension Service professor of landscape architecture, will share tips and techniques individuals can use to create smart and sustainable landscapes.
Register for the symposium online at http://lalc.msstate.edu or contact Doris Smith at 662-325-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.