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Learn tips to beautify your yard

Concordia Parish Library in Vidalia invites you to join Dan Gill for “Horticulture Tips: Beautifying Your Yard.” Gill, an associate professor with LSU AgCenter will lead the discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Vidalia Library, located on Texas Street.

Gill earned his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in horticulture from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Before moving to Baton Rouge to take on statewide responsibilities, he was headquartered in New Orleans as an extension horticulturist from 1980 to 2001. While there, he became established as a reliable source of helpful, useful advice on lawn and garden topics through his media work.

He is the spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter’s “Get It Growing” project, a statewide educational effort in home horticulture utilizing radio, Internet, TV and newsprint. Gardeners throughout Louisiana read his columns in local newspapers watch his gardening segments on local TV stations, listen to him on local radio and access content on the Internet.

In the New Orleans area, Gill appears weekly on the Channel 4 Morning News, writes a weekly gardening column for The Times-Picayune and hosts the Saturday morning Garden Show on WWL 870-AM, a live call-in radio program that reaches southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.

Gill is the author of “Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana” and co-author of the “Louisiana Gardener’s Guide,” “Month-by-Month Gardening in Texas” and “Texas Gardener’s Resource.” His “Only in Louisiana” column appears monthly in the Louisiana Gardener Magazine, and his articles have also appeared nationally in Fine Gardening Magazine.

Come learn the basic steps in developing a design for a home landscape, and how to choose the right plants that do well here in Louisiana with co-sponsors, LSU AgCenter, Ferriday Garden Club and Vidalia Garden Club. After having a harsh winter, these tips are sure to help you bring your yard back to the beautiful yard you desire. So join us at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Vidalia Library. This event is free and open to all with a warm welcome from the garden clubs with refreshments following the discussion.


Mary Huhn is a member of Vidalia Garden Club.