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interesting flower news stories
« on: February 11, 2016, 06:54:45 AM »
thought i would start a place where people could post interesting news stories or event notices they see. 

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Re: interesting flower news stories
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 06:59:51 AM »
just in case i win the lottery in the next few weeks...lol. 

prince charles is having a garden festival on his estate for april 11-16th.  he has an all organic garden which is magnificent.  i put the link below.  the people who go to the festival will have the chance to attend lectures/question answer sessions with his royal gardeners and some of the best gardeners in UK. 

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/features/the-royal-gardens
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 07:08:09 AM »
for all the Louisiana folks, the Southwest Louisiana Garden Conf and Expo is coming up in April 8/9 in Lake Charles.  It looks like a good sized event.  Here is the link.

http://www.gardenfest.org/
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 08:39:13 AM »
Personally, I feel like that is too late-I usually have everything planted by then.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 10:47:47 AM »
here's a couple that are earlier and look fun.

February 21 Hammond
Camellia Garden Stroll
Hammond Research Station
Visitors are invited to stroll through a collection of over 500 camellias, which were planted by Hody Wilson in the 1930s to early 1950s when he was the station superintendent. The camellias were research trials of the varieties available at the time and a few that were bred but never named and released. The annual Camellia Garden Stroll will be 1-4 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For further information or if you require special accommodation for your participation in this event, contact the LSU AgCenter Tangipahoa Parish office at 985-748-9381.


March 12 Hammond
Spring Garden Day
Hammond Research Station
The LSU AgCenter and Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners Association will host its annual Spring Garden Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission to the event is $5 per vehicle. The event will feature kids’ activities, plant sales, gardening seminars, gardening and agriculture exhibits, and concessions that will include homemade items. Bring non-perishable foods for the food drive to benefit the Tangi Food Pantry. This event is open to the public and all interested persons are invited to attend. 
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Re: interesting flower news stories
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 09:05:44 PM »
ditto. I may find something that looks interesting like a new iris or two, but by that time the garden is pretty much a done deal.

Personally, I feel like that is too late-I usually have everything planted by then.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 06:44:17 AM »
the University of NC at Charlotte (UNCC) has a nice green house and garden you can tour for free.  Every year they thin their plants and do a plant sale to support the greenhouse.  It is a combo of plants they have grown and some that they have had donated to sell.  You can find tons of native plants and some interesting varieties that don't necessarily show up in the big box stores.  I went a couple of years ago and got some beautiful hostas and a dinner plate hibiscus.   If you have a school in your area, check to see if they have a greenhouse as well.  It was a fun tour.  They have one of those huge Titan Arum plants that only bloom every 10 years and smell like dead meat.  It is HUGE.  I attached the picture.

Just in case anyone reading this will be in the area, here is the plant sale link.
https://gardens.uncc.edu/blog/2016/01/12/spring-plant-sale-april-15-16/
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 04:00:51 AM »
I'm still waiting on my personal invite from Prince Charles to the garden festival.  I'm sure the invitation is in the mail.......... LOL.  Now that would be a fun event to attend.

The Orange County Texas Master Gardeners are having their annual plant sale on March 19.  It's held at Jewel Cormier Park in Orangefield from 8 AM to 1 PM.  It's a great event.  All are welcome. 
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: interesting flower news stories
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 07:20:16 AM »
I saw info on Festival of Flowers in Mobile during March 10-13.  It looks like it will be a beautiful show.

http://www.festivalofflowers.com/
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2016, 07:23:09 AM »
for those up north, the philly flower show is march 5-13.  i used to live in PA and this is a BEAUTIFUL show.  if you have a chance, go!

http://theflowershow.com/
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 08:50:47 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2016, 03:45:06 AM »
I've never had the opportunity to visit Death Valley, but it looks like a good place to be right now.  It's amazing to me how seed can survive in such extreme conditions, waiting to bloom when the time is right.
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2016, 05:48:11 AM »
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/

just in case anyone is headed to disney in march or april...be sure to catch the flower show at epcot!

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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2016, 01:19:13 PM »
looks like a nice horticulture show in Louisiana.    http://inhc.louisiana.edu/festival.html

Festival des Fleurs de Louisiane 2016
April 2-3, 2016
Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3

Admission:
5.00 Adults
Children under 12 free
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