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Firewood can carry invasive pests and diseases. To avoid spreading these to uninfected areas, you should not move firewood over long distances.
October 6, 2022 - Filed Under: Insects, Insects-Pests, Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Pests

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy fire pits and camping trips! Firewood is a necessity for both activities, so it’s important to know how to properly collect and manage it. Be sure to get your firewood within 50 miles of where you will burn it whether that’s in your backyard or at a campground several miles from home.

Pastel flowers bloom on green foliage
October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This year is almost like clockwork; we hit Oct. 1, and we’re suddenly enjoying night temperatures in the 50s and 60s all across Mississippi. This is a welcome change from previous years when it seemed that summer would never go away. For once, planting our cool-season annuals seems to be right on schedule.

Yellow flowers bloom in the landscape in front of a building.
October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Landscape Architecture

Mississippi gardeners who work to nurture nature in their landscape can learn from some of the top leaders in this field in an Oct. 19 event at Mississippi State University. The 67th Edward C. Martin Landscape Symposium will be hosted by the MSU Extension Service on campus at the Bost Center Auditorium. Registration for the half-day event is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design

Floral enthusiasts can learn about the basics of floral design and create home holiday decorations in one of six upcoming Deck the Halls workshops.Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will lead the class, introducing participants to basic floral design. Class members will also learn about the Extension Master Floral Designer Program, a certificate program that teaches the foundations of floral design in return for volunteer service in the community.

Rows of yellow pumpkins and orange pumpkins.
September 26, 2022 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As we move further into the fall season, I wonder if there is a more fitting and fun fruit than a pumpkin? Pumpkins have become a major part of any autumnal or Halloween decoration. And who can resist a fresh pumpkin pie? I know I can’t!

Success Stories

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4-H, Youth Projects, Master Gardener, Family, Children and Parenting, Lawn and Garden, Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

The Pearl River County 4-H Junior Master Gardeners have made some special additions to Poplarville City Park. A new pollinator garden planted in raised beds features a wildflower area, a native plant area, and an herb area.

A group of teens examining a plant with a teacher.
Community, Rural Development, Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

When teachers and administrators at Leland School Park began taking steps to install a school garden in 2019, they had no idea they would get a first-of-its-kind outdoor classroom.

A woman wearing a white shirt with red and blue stars holds a potted plant in a garden.
Leadership, Community, Master Gardener, Flower Gardens
Volume 8 Number 3

The annual Christmas Cactus Showcase in Brooksville each December features anywhere from 45 to 60 colorful cacti, most of which are under the year-round care of Pat Hill.

A large group of children outside standing in front of buildings.
Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

All third, fourth, and fifth graders, about 650 children, participate in the Junior Master Gardener program, led by Coach Roland “Ro” Román as part of the children’s physical education instruction.

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Mums and Mari-Mums
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Gardening Rain Delay
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 5:00am
Luscious Lantana
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 5:00am

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