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“Hot Color Perennials” class offered March 19

lily_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology invites area residents to attend a free class on the selection and care of hot color (red, orange, yellow) perennials for the Boone area. Find out why the “Dark Avenger” daylily may be the right plant for you.

This class is taught as part of the High Country Gardening program led by Jerry Meyer, a seasoned cold climate gardener and designer. Meyer, who manages the biology department greenhouse and conservatory with its 650 species of plants from all around the world, is a graduate of environmental science at Cornell University, as well as horticulture and botany at the University of Vermont.

Classes are free, although attendees may pay an optional registration fee to help support greenhouse education efforts.

The class will meet Saturday, March 19, from 9:30-11 a.m. and will be repeated from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the greenhouse located at 333 Dale St. off State Farm Road.  E-mail Meyer at to reserve a space in the first-come, first-served class. Call 262-4025 for more information.