Spring Garden series in full bloom

Published 2:08 am Saturday, April 15, 2017

Staff report

Are you interested in learning more about how you can get the most from your yard and garden? Gardeners and yard lovers of all experience and skill levels are invited to the Lafayette County Master Gardeners’ 10th Annual Spring Garden Series hosted by the University Museum. Every Thursday of the month from noon to 1 p.m., a different expert will be on hand as we cover a broad group of topics ranging from growing your own vegetables to historic gardens, from good and bad bugs in the landscape to choosing and maintaining tough, low maintenance plants that work for your yard.

Each program is free and open to the public.

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On April 20, Dr. Jeff Wilson, regional horticulturist with MSU Extension in Verona, brings 35 years as a horticulturist to his talk, “Eating What You Grow: Do you want to grow a vegetable garden?” In addition to vegetable gardening, Wilson also has expertise with fruits, nuts, ornamentals and greenhouses.

On April 27, Nathan Lazinsky, assistant superintendent of Ole Miss Landscape Services, speaks on “Proven Winners: Tough, low maintenance plants that work for your yard.” Lazinsky operated his own landscaping business for 14 years. He is a Licensed Landscape Horticulturist and an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.

There is limited free parking in the museum parking lot. There will be drawings for garden-related door prizes.