B. Rosie Lerner
Purdue Extension


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Harvest Gardening Ideas at Purdue Garden Day

Gardeners, mark Saturday, July 13, on your calendar for Purdue University Garden Day! This annual, open house event will be held from 10 a.m.-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 Purdue staff, Master Gardener volunteers and local experts. Morning tours of our horticulture greenhouses also will be available.

This year's ornamental garden features a "stars and stripes" theme with contrasting rows of multi-colored bedding flowers arranged in a symbolic pattern. In addition, many different perennials, including more than 40 cultivars of choice hosta and daylilies, will be in their prime.

The gardening lectures, held in air-conditioned comfort, will cover orchids, garden diseases and children's gardening.

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 Purdue Veterinary School. 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 or call (765) 494-1296.

Purdue Garden Day
Purdue University Horticulture Gardens
Saturday, July 13, 2002
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Master Gardener Information Booth (Horticulture Garden)
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Rosie Lerner, Purdue Consumer Horticulture Specialist, and Tippecanoe County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions

Tours (meet in the Garden)
Teaching and Research Greenhouses, with Master Gardener Guides
Flower Garden, with Mary Lou Hayden, Horticulture Gardens Director

  • 10 a.m.--Garden Tour
  • 10:30 a.m.--Greenhouse Tour
  • 11 a.m.--Garden Tour
  • 11:30 a.m.--Greenhouse Tour
  • Noon--Garden Tour

Lectures (Room 117, Horticulture Building)

  • 1 p.m.--The Incredible Orchid, Sharon Theriault, Lafayette Orchid Society
  • 2 p.m.--The Indiana Junior Master Gardener Program, Dr. Kathryn Orvis, Assistant Professor, 4-H Youth & Horticulture
  • 3 p.m.--"Help! My Plants Have Spots!" Dr. Peggy Sellers, Director, Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue Garden Day is free and open to the public.


Writer: B. Rosie Lerner
Editor: Olivia Maddox