The Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners will host their 8th annual Buds and Blooms on February 9, 2013. Each year, seminars are provided for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture related.This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. Hence, the name... we are preparing young "buds" to grow and learn to be beautiful garden "blooms."Our presenters this year are Kathie Rowell, Dr. Donald Reed and Julie Alexander. Kathie, former feature editor of the Shreveport Times, will share tips & how-to's for our Southern climate plants, Dr. Reed, professor/wildlife extension specialist with the LSU AgCenter, will present a program that deals with nuisance critters that invade our homes and gardens. And Julie, Piney Hills La. Master Gardener and Bossier Parish educator, will present Bags, Bale and Barrel Gardening.A raffle, door prizes, plant sales and, of course, delightful refreshments will be offered for your enjoyment! Please come enjoy food, education and fellowship with us. And don't forget to watch Master Gardener Brenda Perryman as she demonstrates wreath making & flower arranging!!!Cost of the seminars is the same as always... $5 at the door....First United Methodist Church in Minden, La. Time: 9 a.m. until noon. For more information please call Melba at 377-3466 or Kay at 377-8364.
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