Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Expert speakers part of Greaux Green event Saturday in Washington

    Experts from the LSU Agriculture department will be featured speakers at the Greaux Green Garden Affair to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, 308 N. Church St., in Washington. Admission is free.
    Dr. Carlos Smith opens the forum with a lecture titled, “From a Cell to a Flowering Plant.” Charles T. Graham follows with a talk about growing and grafting pecan trees. Growing and grafting citrus trees will also be discussed.
    Dr. Kathryn Fontenot discusses vegetable gardening. Mary Quirk, Biltmore Estates florist, demonstrates flower arranging in the final presentation.
    Exhibits and activities on the church grounds will cover butterflies, bees, birding, conservation and herbs. Vendor booths include plants, food, grab bag lunches, cracklins and gifts.
    Raffle items include a “tea cup” wall hanging quilt, a vegetable container garden, a floral container garden and a stained glass hanging.
   The Garden Affair is supported by Sue Brignac, Washington State Bank and the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission.

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