FREE Garden Classes at Ladd Library

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

Hummingbirds and Butterflies CLASS
Wednesday • September 3, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
A favorite of many gardeners, and inviting them into your garden is easier than you might think. Jean Murray, LCMG, will discuss butterfly and hummingbird feeding and habitat and share some favorite plants that attract these beautiful and elusive creatures. Drought-resistant plants will be featured in this presentation.

Overwintering Tropicals and Tender Bulbs CLASS
Wednesday • September 10, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
So you bought hibiscus, Mandeville, Jasmine and more, now what? How do we keep them happy until next spring?  Learn from LCMG Deb Walser the do's and don’ts, which annuals, tropical and tender bulbs to overwinter and which to throw out.

Heavenly Hydrangeas CLASS
Wednesday • September 17, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Hydrangeas bloom in a variety of colors including white, blue, pink, green and red too.  Join LCMG Wil Carew as he discusses the how-to’s of planting and pruning. He also shares those varieties which are his personal ‘celestial’ favorites and are locally available.

Spring Flowering Bulbs CLASS
Wednesday • September 24, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Zora Ronan LCMG, discusses the major spring flowering bulbs that are hardy in Iowa:  tulips, daffodils, alliums, and frittallaria.  There are bulbs that bring early spring color to almost every location in your garden.

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

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