Fall floral designs, turf grass head September Quick Bites


Jan Swoope



With the scorch of summer soon -- it is hoped -- to become a memory, September turns thoughts to pigskins and autumn landscapes. Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs for the transitional month ahead keep that in mind as they offer information on fall florals, our changing grasses and how to combine flowers and pottery to create singular designs. 


Three interactive video sessions offered from noon to 1 p.m. on designated Thursdays are presented at county Extension offices. Contact your county office to sign up.  




September programs 


  • Sept. 6 -- Lynette McDougald of MSU Plant and Soil Sciences takes her audience through the newest "Floral Trends for Fall Designs."  


  • Sept. 13 -- In "Timely Turf Grass Topics," Jay McCurdy, assistant professor in Plant and Soil Sciences, explains that as fall arrives, so do changes in Mississippi turf grass.  


  • Sept. 27 -- "Make Mine McCarty" features Taylor Bowden, manager of the MSU Florist, showcasing backyard blooms to exciting contemporary floral construction, all in McCarty pottery.  


    Those interested in attending the free video sessions must contact their county's Extension office to sign up. (In Lowndes County, 662-328-2111; Oktibbeha County, 662-323-5916; Clay County, 662-494-5371.)  


    County offices can sign up for the programs at http://techoutreach.msucares.com/distance-education using the online county sign up system. From the Distance Education dropdown menu, click on the County Schedule Signup. Or, counties may email [email protected]


  • Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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