FREE Garden Classes at Ely Public Library

Ely Iowa Public Library Free Garden Classes

FREE Garden Classes will be presented by the Linn County Master Gardeners (LCMG) at the Library in Ely.  No pre-registration is required, just come and join us!

Flowers Hummingbirds Love  CLASS
Tuesday • April 7, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
rescheduled to: Wednesday • April 8, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
LCMG Jean Murray will bust some myths about hummingbirds and she will share her experiences in attracting hummingbirds to a garden.  Attracting hummingbirds is easier than you might think; you don’t need a large garden, many plants, or expensive feeders.  Learn how to set up a feeder and some flowers that hummingbirds love.

Ring my bells for Coral Bells!  CLASS
Tuesday • April 14, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
If you thought coral bells were just green plants with tiny pink flowers that your grandmother grew, think again.  This class will cover what they are, where and how to plant, and the rainbow of colors available. LCMG Wil Carew presents.

Pretty Poisons Lurking in Your Garden  CLASS
Tuesday • April 21, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
Learn which plants in your garden are deadly and which are merely harmful. It's not always the obvious culprits- even some helpful plants can be harmful if misused or overused.  Understanding what you are growing promotes safer gardening. LCMG Jean Wilson presents.

Container Gardens  CLASS
Tuesday • April 28, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
Container gardens do not have to be three geranium, asparagus fern and vinca vines. You don’t need to grow only one tomato in a container; you can grow a whole salsa garden in a container.  Come see what can be done with your containers. LCMG Deb Walser’s own containers will be featured along with planting instructions. You will never have a plain container garden again.

 

Questions or need more info? Contact Kathy at kwimer@iastate.edu or 319-377-9839.  

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