Garden Festival 2012 in full bloom - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Garden Festival 2012 in full bloom

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Burton Coliseum was in full bloom this weekend for the Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival. A variety of plants and flowers along with garden accessories were on hand. It was also an opportunity for the home gardener to get some tips from the experts. Those we talked to say they're was something for everyone.

"There are pretty plants, flowers. Roses. We really like the roses," said Rose Torres.

"And we like to see everything else they have here. This is a one of a kind event for Southwest Louisiana. And there is so much here in one spot and it's so well organized," said Almicar Torres.

"It's time to start planting. I found some beautiful plants. This one is one I have never seen before. I also got this citronella plant to keep the mosquitoes away. They grow really great. So if anybody has a mosquito problem I'm told they work," said Vickie Doran.

The event was sponsored by the LSU Ag Center and Calcasieu Parish Cooperative Extension Service and the Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival Steering Committee.

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