Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Local Gardening Lecture Series

New Lecture Series: Gardening 101- Local Edition
Session 1: Local Gardening 101
Whether you are new to the area, new to gardening or just looking to increase your local gardening knowledge, this lecture series is for you. Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher, Washington Gardener Magazine, will lead you through the basics and share the success secrets of veteran local gardeners. You'll learn from the experiences of others what to do and not to do to avoid costly mistakes in your own garden. Session 1: Local Resources Course number 213114 Thursday, September 20, 2:00-3:00pm Fee: $18, FOBG: $15; registration required Visitors Center Adult Classroom at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

More details: http://www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside/xperience.shtm

Don't forget to also sign up for the next two Thurday talks in the series.


There are still some spots left in both these sessions. You can sign up in advance or at the door. Here are the full descriptions.

~ Session 2: Regionally Adapted Plants, Thursday, September 27, 2:00-3:00pm
Plants that have proven themselves in the Mid-Atlantic. Low-maintenance gardening is the goal of many of us in our busy lives and the key is planting the right plants got our local climate. We'll talk about some native plants, of course, but mostly we'll explore the tried-and-true plants that can take clay soil, deer, and/or periods of drought. Season-by-season, we'll share our favorite plants in that excel in our local gardens.

~ Session 3: Local Gardening 102, Thursday, October 4, 2:00-3:00pm
So you have been gardening for a few years, but still feel like there are some holes in your gardening knowledge and you are frustrated by a few obstacles? This class is for you. We'll take it to the next level and talk about local gardening challenges like poor landscape drainage, gardening on a slope, dealing with deer, planting in clay soil, etc. We'll examine case studies of local gardeners who have conquered these common garden challenges. 

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