Backyard gardening workshops at the library

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Central Virginia Master Gardeners will host a series of “Backyard Gardening Workshops” at the Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, in March and April.  This is a great opportunity to learn a few techniques for making a garden work for you.

Each workshop is self-contained and does not require participants to attend all the workshops to gain gardening knowledge. The workshops will be especially helpful to those new to gardening in the southeastern United States.

The workshops will be led by experienced Master Gardeners interested in helping you to succeed.  Time in each workshop will be allotted to answer questions.  Handouts and resource lists will be provided.  All workshops are free and pre-registration by March 18 guarantees a seat. Walk-up attendees will be admitted only if space is still available.

Workshop 1:  Backyard Vegetable Gardening in Central Virginia will be held Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn about planning a garden, preparing the soil, planting from seeds or seedlings, tips for organic gardening, mulching and more.

Workshop 2:  Backyard Perennials and Annuals in Central Virginia will be held Saturday, March 29 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn garden design do’s and don’ts, how to choose plants for a garden, perennials and annuals that grow well in this area, how to avoid common mistakes, buying plants, caring for them and more.

Workshop 3:  Backyard Native and Invasive Plants in Central Virginia will be held Saturday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn about native plants for central Virginia gardens, how to select, plant, and care for them.  Also on the agenda is a session on invasive plant species including what are they, why you want to control them, and how to control them.

To pre-register, visit www.louisacvmg.org/BackyardGardening.html.  For more information about the workshops contact us by email at BackyardGardening@louisacvmg.org or (540) 894-0024.

 

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