From press and staff reports
Choctaw County Master Gardeners are busy planting bulbs in anticipation of a beautiful spring.
The Master Gardeners planted Tulip, Daffodil, Dutch Iris, Bearded Iris, and Narcissus bulbs in the downtown flower pots, in beds at the Choctaw County Courthouse and in front of the pavilion in downtown Ackerman.
These flower bulbs were donated by Respond with Love Gardens. The bulbs are distributed by the USDA to plant in Peoples Gardens as well as other sites on public lands and in publicly viewable areas of Choctaw County.
Master Gardeners take part in a variety of community service projects.
“Master Gardeners serve their communities and train others in a wide variety of horticultural topics,” said Lelia Kelly, state Master Gardener coordinator and Extension horticulture professor.
“Master Gardeners serve on the front line of a variety of horticulture issues, and they have the full support of MSU as they help neighbors with questions related to plants,” DeSoto County Extension agent Joy Anderson said. “They are an important part of Extension’s outreach efforts and often conduct library lectures, deliver school programs and work in the community garden.”
For more information on Master Gardeners, contact the local county Extension office or go to http://msucares.com/lawn/master_gardener/.