FREE Garden Classes at Hiawatha Public Library

free garden classes at hiawatha public library iowa

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

Houseplants  CLASS
Wednesday • October 29, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Learn about the many varieties of houseplants available. Explore clever and artistic ways to display houseplants.  LCMG Rose Milden will also provide tips to help you succeed in growing healthy and beautiful houseplants to enjoy year round.

Growing Succulents in the Midwest  CLASS
Wednesday • November 5, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
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.

Raised Beds/ Square Foot Gardening  CLASS
Wednesday • November 12, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Get off the ground, save your back and start gardening closer to your hands and eyes.  LCMG Wil Carew covers the principles of raised beds, shows many pictorial examples, and discusses construction techniques, trellis/cloche use and protecting crops from critters.  The benefits of square foot gardening in a raised bed include increasing the growing season, decreasing weeding and saving time.

Decorating Winter Pots  CLASS
Wednesday • November 19, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Gardening doesn’t stop with the fall. Decorate that pot in your front yard that had geraniums or other annuals in it. Using spruce tops, twigs, pine cones, and other organic materials you already have in your own landscapes. Deb Walser, LCMG, will demonstrate how to put the pot together to last all winter well into the spring.

 

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

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