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September 13, 2006

Gardening questions answered at Home Show

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Gardeners with questions will have plenty of opportunities to talk with horticulture experts at this year’s Southern Ideal Home Show.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s horticulture agents and Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions throughout the show at Extension’s Successful Gardener Learning Center and Discovery Garden. Master Gardeners and horticulture agents from seven counties will be available.

The Southern Ideal Home Show is Sept. 22-24 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The theme for the Learning Center, located in Dorton Arena, is "Plants with Fall Interest," and several beautiful fall plants will be showcased. Learning Center visitors can pick up a plant list that includes more than 20 plants to consider for a fall garden.

The award-winning Successful Gardener newsletter, Extension’s tree planting guide and other materials will also be available, while Learning Center visitors may also register to win a free, one-year subscription to Extension’s Successful Gardener newsletter.

The Learning Center will feature the stonework of Brazeal Stone of Raleigh, a Successful Gardener sponsor. The N.C. Green Industry Council is also a sponsor and is providing the plants featured in the Discovery Garden. The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources and U.S. Forest Service are sponsors of the October issue of Extension’s Successful Gardener newsletter, which will be distributed at the Learning Center. The issue focuses on trees, and the featured plant is the fringe tree, a native to North Carolina.

Extension’s Successful Gardener is a nationally recognized educational program that features an award-winning newsletter, gardening seminars and Learning Centers. Learn more at www.successfulgardener.org.

Posted by Natalie at September 13, 2006 10:25 AM