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 registration is required, just come and join us!

Ash Tree Alternatives  CLASS
Wednesday • March 4, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
With the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer and the resulting demise of the Ash tree in Iowa, this talk will present a list of other species of trees to consider in the home landscape as an alternative to the Ash. LCMG Mike Anderson will present.

Container Vegetable Gardening  CLASS
Wednesday • March 11, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Nothing compares to vegetables fresh from the garden.  Not everyone has a place to garden, but that doesn't mean you can't grow your own vegetables.  Growing vegetables in containers is easy, and fun, and can be done almost anywhere.  This presentation will discuss container options, growing media, growing conditions, tips and techniques, and insect and disease controls, which will help you have a bountiful crop of almost any vegetable. LCMG Phil Pfister will present.

Daylilies:  A Most “Mis-Underestimated” Perennial  CLASS
Wednesday • March 18, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
This class is for those gardeners who think that all daylilies are yellow or orange, and who want to move beyond ‘Stellas’.  LCMG and American Hemerocallis Garden Judge Zora Ronan will explore the many forms, patterns, and colors in the daylily world and how to incorporate them in your garden.

Wonderful Weigelas  CLASS
Wednesday • March 25, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Ladd Library • 3750 Williams Blvd. SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Join LCMG Wil Carew for something new. Weigelas come in a variety of sizes and a myriad of colors that are available locally.  Wil will cover the care of this flowering shrub, including planting and pruning. Discover his favorites and you’ll say “Wonderful Weigela, I gotta get me a few!”
 

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

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