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Rushing to headline gardener event

Buds and Blooms slated for Saturday

Popular gardening expert Felder Rushing will present two lectures aimed at educating and entertaining the audience at the annual Buds and Blooms gardening educational event presented by the Piney Hills Master Gardeners. This annual event, the proceeds of which benefit the 4-H Gardening Contest, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at First United Methodist Church in Minden.

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 National Geographic.

In addition to Rushing, Piney Hills Master Gardener Julie Alexander will be making a presentation on creative garden structures. Julie is an entertaining and interactive speaker who is passionate about gardening.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.. and the cost to attend is $15 per person. Food and door prizes will be provided, along with entertaining speakers, and lots of gardening information.

If you have any questions or need special accommodations to attend this meeting, please contact the LSU AgCenter Webster Extension Office at 318-371-1371.