JUNE
2003

 

 

 

By
B. Rosie Lerner
 
Purdue Extension
Consumer
Horticulturist

 

 

 

 

 

06-19-03

Gardening Ideas Blossom at Purdue Garden Day

Gardeners, mark Saturday, July 19, on your calendar for Purdue University Garden Day! This annual open-house event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue University Horticulture Building and Gardens on the West Lafayette campus.

The festivities will include guided tours of the ornamental gardens, a gardening information booth and gardening lectures presented by Purdue experts. Morning tours of the Horticulture Greenhouses also will be available.

This year's ornamental garden features vertical flower columns adorned with annual bedding plants and vines. In addition, many different perennials, including more than 40 cultivars of choice hosta and daylilies, will be in their prime. The hostas, in particular, have absolutely come into their peak with this year's cool, moist spring weather.

The gardening lectures, held in air-conditioned comfort, will cover garden diseases, nuisance critters and the health-related aspects of gardening.

Purdue Consumer Horticulture Extension staff and the Tippecanoe County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help answer your gardening questions. Master Gardeners are volunteers of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.

All of the events are free and open to the public. The Purdue University Horticulture Gardens are located adjacent to the Horticulture Building at Wood and Marsteller streets on the West Lafayette campus, just north of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Free parking is available on Marsteller Street, east of the Horticulture Building and Gardens.

For more information or directions to the gardens, visit our Web page at http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/ or call (765) 494-1296. Travel information, including a campus map, is located at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/newsweb.maps.html.

 

Writer: B. Rosie Lerner
Editor: Olivia Maddox