Second Chance Gardening Newsletter For Feb. 8, 2002

Gulf Coast Garden & Patio Show to Debut In Gulfport!

Gardeners will have a shopping frenzy when the first ever Garden & Patio Show on the Gulf Coast rolls into Gulfport at the Orange Grove/Lyman Community Center on February 23 & 24. Hours are from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is only $3 and children ages 13 and under get in free.

Retail nurseries, garden centers, yard art dealers, and equipment suppliers will be on hand to sell directly to the public.

Educational seminars along with the latest trends and techniques on gardening will be showcased.

Chance McDavid kicks things off on Saturday at Don't miss Chance for "Aphids and Mites and Fungus Among Us!"

Other great speakers include:

  • Donna Beliech (Hummingbird Gardening)
  • Marina Presley (Great New Salsas from Your Garden)
  • Kerry Johnson (Tasty Fruit for the Landscape and Containers)
  • Norman Winter (Landscaping with Color!)

Calendar of Events

  • February 12 - Mardi Gras!
  • February 18 - Gulf Coast GardenTalk Extension Hotline Opens. Call 865-4483 or toll free 1-866-GARDEN-8
  • February 23 & 24 - Gulf Coast Garden & Patio Show, Orange Grove/Lyman Community Center Chance speaks on “Aphids and Mites and Fungus Among Us” Saturday at 9 a.m.
  • March 23 & 24 - Herb and Garden Fest, Ocean Springs Chance speaks on “Pesky Pests for Coastal Lawns.”

Do you know of other gardening activities on the Coast? E-mail Chance with the details!