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E-Garden Almanac: November Brings Herbaceous Perennials to Iowa State

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The E-Garden Almanac is the push-button, real human journal of Kelly D. Norris. All errors, grammatic grievances, and opinions are that of the author. Kelly is a freelance writer and Master Gardener from southwest Iowa. His passion and obsession with horticulture, plants, and gardening embodies nearly every function of his life. The E-Garden Almanac serves as the web extension of his columns, articles, and lectures.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

November Brings Herbaceous Perennials to Iowa State

As November approaches and thoughts of fall give way to those of winter, an annual event sponsored by Iowa State University’s Department of Horticulture takes place that no gardener should miss.

Herbaceous Perennials Weekend is an nine year tradition that features headliner horticulturists from around the country and gardening experts from the Midwest region. The information packed, fun filled event for all gardeners, novice to serious, will take place Saturday, November 11 at the Scheman Education Building on the campus of Iowa State. This year’s lineup features noted author and plantsman C. Colston Burrell as the keynote speaker.

Herbaceous Perennials Weekend began in 1998 featuring Allan Armitage as the keynote speaker. Top horticulturists, extension educators, and researchers have spoken at Herbaceous Perennials weekend including Allan Armitage, Michael Dirr, Tony Avent, Tracy DiSabato Aust, and Nancy Rose to name a few. This event culminates into “the” Midwest gardening symposium offering participants the latest information in landscape horticulture with generous helpings of good food, fun, and networking opportunities with professionals, Master Gardeners, and avid enthusiasts alike.

The event is coordinated by Dr. Cindy Haynes who recommends the following websites for those interested in attending the event or learning more: You may also contact her directly at or by phone at (515) 294-4006.


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