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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
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
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
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
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.