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September 4, 2012

Tuesday Talks in the Gardens

Submitted by Judy F. Unruh

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Take your lunch break in the Kansas State University Gardens and learn something new. All of the interactive talks are scheduled from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Quinlan Visitor Center, unless otherwise noted.

* The Incredible Migrating Butterflies – Sept. 11
Barbara Green, Riley County extension master gardener
Where do all of the butterflies go in the winter? Many of them, including the Monarch, migrate.  Green will discuss the reason they migrate, how a tracking system was developed for Monarchs and the importance of Monarch Waystations. Location will be in the Gardens, weather permitting.

* Poinsettias Galore: Highlights from the 2012 K-State Poinsettia Trials – Nov. 13
Joshua Craver, horticulture graduate student
Poinsettias aren't just red anymore. Join Craver for an overview of some of the most unusual varieties selected from the more than 60 cultivars that are being produced this year by greenhouse management students at Kansas State University. His talk will take you from the breeder's greenhouse to selecting poinsettias in a retail outlet.

There is no charge for Tuesday Talks; however an RSVP is requested by the Monday prior to the talk you wish to attend. RSVP to Judy F. Unruh gfriends@k-state.edu. Your RSVP will be confirmed by email.

For more information on what is going on in the gardens please visit our page: https://www.facebook.com/kstate.gardens