Northshore Garden Show and Plant Sale set for March 19-20 in Covington

News Release Distributed 02/21/11

The LSU AgCenter and the St. Tammany Master Gardeners will have their annual garden show and plant sale March 19-20 at the St. Tammany Fairgrounds in Covington.

“This year’s show will feature free plant and gardening information by local Master Gardeners, hourly presentations by experts in their field, more than 35 exhibitor booths, children’s activities and food concessions,” said Rusty Batty, LSU AgCenter county agent.

Speakers and topics for the 2011 plant show include Buddy Lee on Southern Living collection, Charlotte Seidenberg on wildlife gardening, Dan Gill on new trends in landscaping, Kyle Huffsticker on tree selections and Carl Motsenbocker on successful organic gardening on March 19.

The March 20 program will include Ty Guidroz on lawn care maintenance, Kappy Goodwin on inexpensive horticulture hints, Peggy Goertz on hummingbird plants, Anna Ribbeck on night blooming cereus and Katelyn Peat on culinary herbs.

Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p. m. each day, with admission at $3 for adults. Children under 12 may enter free.

The event will benefit the Bobby Fletcher Sr. College Scholarship Fund.

For additional information, contact Rusty Batty at 985-875-2635. The complete program is available here.

Johnny Morgan
2/18/2011 1:08:59 AM
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