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UNH Greenhouse Open House Scheduled for April 5 & 6, 2002

Coincides with Seacoast Flower, Home, and Garden Show

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

March 26, 2002


DURHAM, N.H. -- April is a great time of year to visit the University of New Hampshire Greenhouse Open House. This year's event will provide plenty of interesting displays and lots of information to help chase away winter and welcome spring.

The two-day event sponsored by UNH's College of Life Science and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension and Thompson School of Applied Science takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. It is free and open to the public.

UNH's Greenhouse Open House will include educational lectures, colorful displays and demonstrations on a wide range of topics to satisfy anyone interested in home gardening and landscaping. Visitors can pick up a wealth of tips on a variety of topics such as turfgrass maintenance, hot new flowering plants, controlling wasps and hornets, grafting techniques, and gardening with native plants.

Other events and activities include:

  • Soil pH testing ($1)
  • Bring your 'sick' plants to the Plant Diagnostic Lab for diagnosis
  • Plant sales
  • A scavenger hunt for the children
  • The UNH Greenhouses are located off Main Street on the west end of Durham. Lectures take place in Putnam Hall, across the parking lot from the greenhouses. For more information about the UNH Greenhouse Open House call 862-3200.

    This year's Open House coincides with the 2002 Seacoast Flower, Home, & Garden Show at the Whittemore Center April 5 through 7 (Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Coordinated by Dickson & McGonigle of North Conway, the Home & Garden Show features exhibitors of home- and landscape-related products and services. There is an admission charge (children under 12 are free). For information about the Seacoast Flower, Home, & Garden Show call 800-359-2033.

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