FREE Garden Classes at Marion Public Library

Free garden classes marion public library iowa

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

Plants for Winter Interest CLASS
Wednesday • October 1, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
LCMG Deb Walser will show you what to plant for winter interest even when there is snow on the ground. Shrubs and trees with striking barks and branches will be in abundance. Many plants contain berries that stay all winter. Imagine looking out the window at the bumps in the snow allowing us the expectation of spring.

Spring Flowering Bulbs CLASS
Wednesday • October 8, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
LCMG Zora Ronan takes you through 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.

Tree Care 101 CLASS
Wednesday • October 15, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
From roots to leaves, it’s a breeze.  Plant it and it will grow, right?  It depends!  Learn the proper way to plant, water, and prune.  Join Wil Carew, LCMG, as he covers the basics.

Companion Planting in Any Location CLASS
Wednesday • October 22, 2014 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
Ever wonder how you can get higher production and natural pest control in your vegetable and flower gardens? LCMG Debbie Main will provide tips on which plants work happiest together and how to grow your plants as organically as possible.

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

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