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 registration is required, just come and join us!

New Perennials for 2015  CLASS
Wednesday • April 1, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
Every year the garden catalogs are full of NEW amazing perennials. How do we select the right perennials for our garden? Which perennials are the best for Iowa gardens? Even if you have been growing perennials for years, LCMG Deb Walser will show some of the newest and coolest perennials available in nurseries near you. Deb will also talk about her favorite plants that grow in her gardens.

The Lazy Gardener - Gardening in Comfort and Ease  CLASS
Wednesday • April 15, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
Face it - we're all getting older, and have limits on our bodies and our time.  LCMG Jean Murray shares tips for making gardening a little less stressful.  She will discuss ergonomic gardening, low maintenance plants, and ways to make those garden chores easier, so that you have more time to relax and enjoy your garden.

Pretty Poisons Lurking in Your Garden  CLASS
Wednesday • April 23, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
Learn which plants in your garden are deadly and which are merely harmful. It's not always the obvious culprits-even some helpful plants can be harmful if misused or overused.  Understanding what you are growing promotes safer gardening. LCMG Jean Wilson presents.

Verticals, Vines, and Variants   CLASS
Wednesday • April 29, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA 52302
Great ideas on how to pack more plants into your home landscape! LCMG Debbie Main will cover flowers and food crops which can be grown vertically, how to train them, where to locate them within your landscape, growing tips, and some unusual ideas on what to use to keep them vertical.

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

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