Mid-day Horticulture Programs Slated

Allen D. Owings  |  1/3/2008 9:55:32 PM

News Release Distributed 1/4/08

Home gardeners will have the opportunity to attend monthly horticulture programs offered by LSU AgCenter horticulture faculty starting Jan. 25 at the Louisiana House Home and Landscape Resource Center (LaHouse) in Baton Rouge.

The sessions will be held one Friday a month during the noon hour. They will feature timely home gardening topics and emphasize sustainability, environmental issues, low-maintenance options and best management practices, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.

The first program will feature LSU AgCenter horticulturists Drs. Allen Owings and Bobby Fletcher, who will give an overview of the horticulture program at LaHouse and an introduction to the Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods program.

All programs will be held at the LaHouse facility on Gourrier Lane just west of the Nicholson/Burbank Drive intersection next to the LSU campus golf course and across the street from the new baseball facility.

Registration begins at noon with the program starting at 12:10 and concluding by 1. The sessions are free, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

Future Friday programs include: Feb. 22, Tree Pruning and Other Tree Maintenance Issues; Friday March 14, Azaleas for Louisiana Landscapes; Friday April 18, Low-maintenance/Easy Care Roses for Louisiana; Friday May 23, Lawn Establishment and Initial Maintenance; and Friday June 20, Easy Care Summer Annuals.

July through December programs will be announced this spring. To register for these programs or to obtain additional information, contact the LSU AgCenter’s School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences at 225.578.2222 or e-mail horticulture professors Allen Owings (aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu) or Dan Gill (dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu).

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Contact: Allen D. Owings (985) 543-4125 or aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu
Editor: Mark Claesgens (225) 578-2939 or mclaesgens@agcenter.lsu.edu

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