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The Promise of Good Things

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As the sweltering heat of the southern summer gives way to the sweetness of autumn, the promise of good things, from harvest to the holidays, inspires us all.

We begin to imagine filling our homes with chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and floral designs in the burnished colors of fall. Deep crimson, gold, and gingery-orange flowers fill flower shop windows. Nurseries and plant farms offer bronze mums and pansies and kale in jewel tones of royal purple, rose, and gold.

To help you turn your imaginings into beautiful reality, Jim DelPrince, MSU Extension’s floriculture expert extraordinaire, has worked with his colleagues to create this enticing and inspiring book full of ideas, designs, and examples you can use to bring the promise of good things into your home and landscape.

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Filed Under: Floral Design April 21, 2021

Thirty young people will have a unique opportunity to learn the basics of floral design in a half-day camp June 22 with the help of a highly skilled group of instructors.The in-person event for students aged 8-12 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center at 1815 Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi. A $30 attendance fee covers all materials and a snack. Participants will take home their floral projects.

Filed Under: Commercial Horticulture, Insects, Floral Design March 2, 2021

Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel were honored in February for their work in support of horticultural science.

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Filed Under: Family, Floral Design October 22, 2020

Can we all take a moment to appreciate our county Extension agents? Llike everyone else, the way they did their job turned upside down due to COVID-19. They went from hosting events in their respective counties to using social media to share information and ideas with the public. 

Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design September 30, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Two online workshops this fall will help floral enthusiasts create seasonal designs for their homes.

Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will present the “Fresh Fall Floral Design” course Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon and “Deck the Halls! Swag, Centerpiece and Garland” Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Community, Lawn and Garden, Floral Design
Volume 7 Number 3

Arranging Joy

Dr. Tamela Gartman has always loved flowers and being outdoors.

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