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Horticulture Night planned in Morris

Pack up the whole family and come to the Garden for the 41st annual Horticulture Night at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris on July 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. This yearly event has something for everyone: garden tours, horticulture demonstrations, educational displays, kids activities; plus food, fun, and entertainment.

This year, there are more than 11 different demonstrations and garden tours. They include: Annual Flowers, Raspberry High Tunnel Production, New and Emerging Tree Diseases, Azaleas, Beating the Beetle with Genetics, Adding Green to our MN White Months, Garlic Makes it Good: Grow it, Secrets of Spectacular Containers, Vegetables-"Putting Down Roots, Language of Flowers, and Drip Irrigation for the Backyard. In addition to the tours and demonstrations we are providing five hands-on family activities; including Plant Heads, Wind Turbines, Pizza Garden, Face Painting, and Aquatic Robotics. Special activities include trade and educational show, food booths, music, and farm tours.

The WCROC Horticulture Gardens are used for research and education, as well as to showcase inspiring displays which gardeners can use in their own backyards. Steve Poppe, Horticulture Scientist at WCROC, would like to thank the Master Gardeners, numerous volunteers, WCROC faculty and staff, Extension Educators, and 4- H groups, for their assistance with Horticulture Night. The program will run from 5 to 9 p.m. The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center is located one mile east of Morris on Highway 329. Look for the wind turbines to guide you. Horticulture Night is free and open to everyone.