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!

Putting your Landscape to Bed  CLASS
Monday • October 6, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
It’s autumn.  Time to clean up yard, landscape and gardens, but how do I start?”  Join LCMG Wil Carew as he covers what to do, when to do it, and why!

Miniature Gardens - for the Young and Young at Heart  CLASS
Monday • October 13, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
Join Becki Lynch LCMG as she takes you into the world of miniature gardens. From fairies in small containers, to elaborate villages, there's something for everyone in this magical world. She will review the materials needed for a variety of gardens, and how you can make your own -- with or without your favorite small fry. This class is guaranteed to lighten all hearts!

Hosta and Other Plants for Shady Areas  CLASS
Monday • October 20, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
Hosta aren't the only plants that do well in shade! Lear some guidelines for growing and identifying pests and diseases associated with hosta. Get tips from LCMG Debbie Main on selecting annuals, perennials, tropicals and decor to bring more color into your hosta beds.

Growing Succulents in the Midwest  CLASS
Monday • October 27, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ely Public Library • 1595 Dows Street • Ely, IA 52227
Yes, you can grow cactus as well as other succulents in Iowa! Succulents are plants that have few diseases or insect problems, can tolerate heat, and will add texture and variety to your garden.  Learn about these easy to grow and often overlooked plants from LCMG Nancy Sutherland

 

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

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