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Lafayette County Master Gardeners

Choosing the best specimen plant

Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White helps us to choose the best specimen plant for our gardens and in her opinion, that plant is the Japanese red maple. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

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    Companion gardening can thwart pests

    Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White tells us how planting certain plants near each other can foster growth, repel bad insects and attract good insects in today’s Gardening column in today’s Oxford Living. (May 4, 2012, Page 3B)

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      Learning the basics of sewing

      The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Lafayette County offers several classes and programs throughout the year including a recent sewing class that taught first-time sewers the basics of sewing through creating their own potholders and pillows. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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        Master Gardener home consultations

        Need some help for your garden this year? The Lafayette County Master Gardeners are offering free home consultations. For more information, call 234-4451. (January 6, 2012, Page 3B)

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          Discouraging the deer

          Master Gardener Barbara White gives us tips and suggestions on how to deter deer from eating up your garden. (November 4, 2011, Page 4B)

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            Why aren’t my tomatoes doing well?

            Master Gardener Barry Whitehouse gives us tips on getting the healthiest — and yummiest — tomatoes off our vines.

             (July 1, 2011, Page 8B)

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              Nurture your garden, reap the rewards

              Master Gardener Donna Long gives us tips on how to keep our annuals and perennials looking lovely throughout the summer (June 3, 2011, Page 2B)

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                Taking a look at shade-loving plants

                Heuchera is a favorite shade plant.

                Master Gardener Donna Long and fellow Master Gardener Kathryn Clark share with readers their favorite shade-loving plants.

                 (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Winter gardening

                  Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White shows us how our gardens can thrive throughout the cold winter months. See today’s Oxford Living. (March 4, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Holiday wishes: A few of our favorite things?

                    The Education Committee of Lafayette County Master Gardeners, under the leadership of Chair Eileen Leonard, surveyed its membership and compiled a few of the member’s “favorite things.” To learn what your favorite gardener might want for Christmas, see Susan Boehm’s column on page 2B. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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