Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A. | 9/28/2006 8:09:09 PM
News Release Distributed 09/20/06
Louisiana gardeners and others have another chance to "Get It Growing" in 2007 with the publication of this year’s calendar from the LSU AgCenter.
The 2007 Get It Growing calendar, like the previous two versions, provides gardening enthusiasts with opportunities to learn more about their craft and to enjoy beautiful garden photos.
"One of the things that make this calendar so wonderful is that it is a high-quality product produced by people from Louisiana," said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications. "Not only do we have our own expert in Dan Gill, but the garden photos found in the calendar come from gardeners and photographers from all over the state."
McCallum said those who have enjoyed the 2005 and 2006 editions of the calendar definitely will enjoy the new version, but she encouraged anyone who is interested in gardening to consider it as a great resource.
The full-color, 32-page calendar features a special section on Louisiana irises, gardening tips for each month of the year and photos of beautiful flowers, vegetables and plants.
The new set of gardening tips for 2007 and a special how-to section on pruning a large branch come from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill, who is known across the region for his expertise on Louisiana gardening.
The 9-inch by 12-inch calendar, which is designed as part of the LSU AgCenter’s popular Get It Growing educational campaign on home lawns and gardens, sells for $11.95 and is available for online orders at www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.
Sample photos and more information also are available through the Web site. In addition, phone orders can be placed by calling (225) 578-4161.
The calendar also is expected to be available through a variety of bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across the state this fall.
Proceeds from calendar sales will support horticultural research and educational efforts of the LSU AgCenter, as well as potential scholarships for horticulture students.