The Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners will host their 13th annual Buds and Blooms on February 17, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Minden, LA. Each year, seminars are provided for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture related.
This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. Hence, the name... we are preparing young "buds" to grow and learn to be beautiful garden "blooms."
The ever-popular gardening guru, Felder Rushing, will present two separate lectures to entertain and educate his audience. The topics are ‘Grow Anything IN Anything-Unusual Container Gardens’ and ‘Slow Gardening-Savoring Your Garden Using All Senses, All Seasons’.
Felder Rushing is a very laid-back 11th-generation Southern gardener who lives part-time in a celebrated cottage garden in Mississippi and gardens part-time in northern England. He hosts a weekly NPR gardening program, writes twice-weekly garden columns, and has authored or co-written 18 gardening books, including several national award-winners. He was for several years the national Q&A guy for HGTV, and has contributed countless articles and photographs to many magazines including Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, and the National Geographic. He was the original online Q&A guy for HGTV.
The longtime board member of the American Horticulture Society and past national director of the Garden Writers Association has been featured three times in the New York Times, and was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of “Twenty-Five People Most Likely to Change the South.”
Felder founded the international Slow Gardening movement, which celebrates finding and following garden bliss regardless of skills or abilities, using all senses through all seasons.
Master Gardener, Julie Alexander, will also be on hand to present 'Creative Garden Structures'. If you have heard Julie before, you know her presentation will be fun and inspiring!
Please join us for wonderful food, fun and door prizes on February 17, 2018!
Registration will begin at 8:30am. Cost to attend is $15.00. Festivities will kick off at 9 am and end at noon.
Buds & Blooms 2017 had something for everyone. The seminars were informative as well as entertaining!
Come see us this year for Buds & Blooms 2018!!