JUNE
2004

 

 

By
B. Rosie Lerner
 
Purdue Extension
Consumer
Horticulturist

 

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06-03-04

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Purdue Garden Day Has "Rooms" to Grow


Visitors will find rooms with a view at the Purdue University's annual Garden Day, Saturday, July 10. This annual open-house event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horticulture Building and Gardens on the West Lafayette campus.

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

This year's ornamental garden has been "remodeled" into separate rooms, filled to the brim with annual bedding plants and vines. These rooms offer home gardeners ideas that can be adapted to their backyard, no matter how small. In addition to the annual displays, hundreds of perennials, including more than 40 cultivars of hosta and daylilies, will be in their prime.

The gardening lectures will cover summer bulbs by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, author of Indiana Gardener's Guide; organic gardening by Rosie Lerner, Purdue consumer horticulturist; and managing yard waste from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, will be held in air-conditioned comfort.

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

All Purdue Garden Day events are free and open to the public. The Purdue Horticulture Gardens are located adjacent to the Horticulture Building at intersection of Wood and Marsteller streets, north of the Veterinary School on the West Lafayette campus. 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 to Purdue, including a campus map, is located at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/newsweb.maps.html.

 

Writer: B. Rosie Lerner
Editor: Olivia Maddox