"I quickly found the architecture studies program was not for me," the senior from Monticello said. "I decided to pursue my landscape architecture passions through the plant science landscape design program. It was not a hard switch. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was so welcoming, and the advisers were very helpful."
Kim Cottrell's initial career goal was in architecture. Work at MU's Tiger Garden helped to discover her real passion.
Novice gardeners who like low-maintenance flowers may want to consider planting Rudbeckia this spring, said a University of Missouri horticulturalist.
Competitive Flower Arranging is a Way for Students to Test Their Skills, Have Fun
For the second year, students in Mary Ann Gowdy's floral design class at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources have ended their eight-week course by numbering-off into four-person teams to create the most attractive arrangement based on flowers, vases and accruements provided by Gowdy. Their final product goes on display on front of the Dean's office in the Agriculture Building where faculty, staff, students and passers-by can vote on their favorite arrangement.