Rural Lifestyle

Gardening : Wildflower field day set for June 21

The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites anyone interested in ornamental flowers and landscaping to the third annual Wildflower Trails of Mississippi Field Day on June 21.



The Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station in Newton will host the event, which will include an afternoon field tour of test plots. Keep Mississippi Beautiful, the event’s sponsor, is providing lunch.



Topics include native landscaping, ornamental flowers and milkweed management. Speakers include MSU Extension Service specialists Shaun Broderick and Pat Drackett.



This event is designed to educate and encourage landowners and managers by giving them resources to understand landscaping, native plants and wildlife habitat.



The event is part of the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi program. Seating is limited. Register by June 8 by contacting Neeley Norman at or reserving a spot at



Mississippi State University



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Terry Simmons