SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Featuring Allen Owings
Registration: 12:30 pm ~ Program: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Post-Program “Walk-About” through Hodge Podge Nursery to Follow
Cost: Members: $10.00 ~ Non-Members: $15.00
The mantra of this year’s PlantFest! XXXIII is grow baby grow we are the “PLANT SURVIVORS”. The annual pre-sale PlantFest! Teaser, set for Sunday, September 18, will set the stage.
Allen Ownings, Professor and Research Coordinator, LSU AgCenter, Hammond Research Center, will be showing and talking about 25 plants for the home garden that have been field tested and thrive in our climate. Nestled in the woods six miles from the city of Hammond, the station covers about 150 acres. Established in 1922 as the Fruit and Truck Experiment Station, the facility has traditionally served the strawberry and vegetable industries. Today’s research focus is landscape horticulture. Owings along with other scientists evaluate more than 500 ornamental plants per year and each spring and fall release a list of Super Plants that grow well in all parts of Louisiana.
To put the “tease” in this annual PlantFest! “pre-quel”, one of each of the plants presented will be eligible for purchase. We will host a drawing to determine who gets to purchase what. The rules of engagement are as follows:
- only Teaser registrants may participate
- they may put their name in up to six plant hats
- and they must be present to win their opportunity to purchase
If this isn’t enough to set your horticultural barometer rising, the post-program “walk about” through the Hodge Podge Nursery and it’s field of plant dreams ought to do it. Scheduled 14 days prior to the “main event”, the Teaser will find the PlantFest! arena already set up with plants in their final nestling place and their infomercial signs installed.
What better occasion to start your plant list and check it twice, to determine which plants will be naughty or nice for your landscape AND guess-timate just how many wagons and co-conspirators you will need to achieve your gardening mission.
Questions call 225.767.6916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to purchase tickets.
PlantFest! proper is set for Saturday and Sunday, OCTOBER 1st and 2nd, at the Arboretum.