Buds & Blooms annual event helps gardeners grow 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Have a brown thumb or just need a little advice for your green thumb? Buds & Blooms can help.

The annual event, hosted by Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, February 26 at First United Methodist Church, 903 Broadway, Minden. Registration begins at 8:30.

Greg Grant, Horticulturist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will speak on “Home Landscaping: Right Plant, Right Place,” giving 5 basic principles of landscape design, along with do’s and don’t’s.

He will also educate on “Everything You Learned About Gardening is Wrong!” – a lifetime of mind-blowing practical advice on being an earth-kind happy gardener.

Then Gary Stockton, Lincoln Parish Agent for LSU Ag Center will talk about vegetable gardening how-to’s with “Spring into Gardening.”

To make the day complete, there will be raffles, door prizes and great food. Cost is $15, with all proceeds going to 4-H youth gardening projects and scholarships.

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