Iowa State Scott County Extension Master Gardeners announce their spring educational series designed for gardeners of all experience levels. All classes are open to the public.
Heirloom Plants of the 1800s, Tuesday, April 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cyclone Room, Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane in Bettendorf, Iowa
Faye Waterman, Scott County Master Gardener
Using research that was done in preparation of re-creating a garden at the historic 1833 Colonel George Davenport House on Arsenal Island, Faye will discuss the characteristics of the plants, why early settlers chose to grow them, and how they can be used today. Plants shown will be native, documented as available in the 1800s, and resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits.
A nominal $5 fee is charged for all classes (except Tree and Shrub Pruning), and refreshments will be available. Please register for classes by calling the Extension Office at 563-359-7577 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For directions to the Extension Office and information on other Scott County Extension programs, visit /scott/.