Wildflower workshop features native flowers
NEWTON, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites anyone interested in growing the state wildflower, Coreopsis, and other beauties to the July 13 Wildflower Field Day.
The event will be at the Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station in Newton and will include morning seminars and an afternoon field tour. It is sponsored by Keep Mississippi Beautiful, which is providing lunch.
Topics include native seed production, backyard habitats and milkweed management. Speakers are MSU Extension Service specialists and an industry representative.
Brett Rushing, Extension forage specialist and event coordinator, said this is the second time this field day has been offered.
This event is designed to help landowners and managers understand the process of establishing and maintaining native plants for landscaping, pollinators and wildlife habitat,” Rushing said.
The event is part of the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi program. Seating is limited. Register by July 7 by contacting Neeley Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.