Here are our upcoming classes for September and October. All are online Zoom presentations. Please remember that registration closes at 8:00 p.m. the night before the class. Once registration is closed, the Zoom Link will be sent out.
September 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- Do you love having fresh flowers in your home or giving them as gifts? Do you have a sunny spot in your garden or outside your home? Join Extension Master Gardener Nicole McGrew to learn about creating your own cutting garden to grow fresh flowers across seasons.
September 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- Do you dream of having your own greenhouse? What kind of greenhouse? Do you simply want to protect your tropical plants in winter, raise tomatoes in January, or start all your bedding annuals and vegetables from seed? Maybe it is your fantasy to build a Victorian-style conservatory full of exotic plants? Join Extension Master Gardener Beth Buffington, and some of her greenhouse-loving friends to view a number of available options and discover resources to help you with your choices.
October 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- It may be autumn, but it’s not time to abandon the garden! This class offers easy tips for onsite composting, providing winter habitat and food for wildlife, and end-of-season care of tools and equipment. Did you know that fall is the ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials? We help you identify opportunities to learn from this year’s successes and failures (we all have them) to lay the groundwork for next year.
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- Soil building is the #1 way to help you have the garden of your dreams. Protecting and nurturing soil health should be an annual priority of all gardeners. No matter if you want to grow blue-ribbon vegetables or prize-winning perennials, finding ways to add organic matter to your soil and understanding how to respond to soil test results will pay dividends in healthier, more pest- and disease-resistant landscapes.
October 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- Unique, colorful, and often very easy to care for, succulents and cacti can be incredibly rewarding plants to grow both indoors and outdoors in our region. Yet many experienced gardeners and houseplant enthusiasts have never tried to grow them!
October 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
- What’s in a name? Join Extension Master Gardeners Rebecca Secula and Evin Morrison as they discuss just that. A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but knowing and understanding the scientific nomenclature of your favorite plants is not only interesting, but a necessary tool in your garden toolkit. Follow along as they discuss the difference between common and scientific names, where plant names come from, and just how much you can glean from the name of a plant alone.