From the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden
The coordinators of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden started making short educational videos in the fall of 2020 as an alternative, distanced means of providing some of the educational content usually featured at the garden’s annual AutumnFest event. This page includes videos on Gardening Basics, Pruning and Climate Conscious Gardening.
Learn the proper timing and technique for planting shrubs and trees.
Learn how and why to do a soil test.
Learn about the factors you should consider when finding the right place for plants in your garden.
Learn the importance of when and how to cut back native plants to provide seeds for birds and other wildlife through the winter and to provide future habitat for the larvae of cavity-nesting native bees for next fall.
Learn how and when to cut back a variety of summer- and fall-blooming perennials.
Gardening tasks for winter include planning, pruning, planting, and weeding.
Master Gardener Paul Nuhn demonstrates winter pruning on three woody plants: a shrub, a rose bush, and a deciduous tree.
Climate Conscious Gardening
This series of five short videos illustrates climate-conscious gardening principles employed at the Glencarlyn Library demonstration garden. These include such techniques as the use of cisterns, drip irrigation, raised beds, mulch, soil tests, peat-free potting products, and native plants specifically suited to particular growing conditions, especially drought-tolerant species..
Learn about ways to modify your garden practices and reduce your carbon footprint.
Learn about sustainable ways to rethink your lawn.
Learn about the role native plants play in sustainable, climate-conscious gardening.
Learn about climate-conscious best practices for soil health in your garden.
Learn about sustainable practices for using water in your garden.