Attention all gardeners!! Join Master Gardener Renee Marsh for another round of informative and inspiring classes to get your little acre looking its best.
Tired of gardens that take too much care? Done with replanting annuals year after year? Then it's time to learn more about how to have a beautiful, low maintenance perennial garden. This class will take you through the fundamentals of soil and light requirements and how to select the right plants. We will also look at how to properly plant perennials, how to maintain your garden through the seasons including pruning and pest management. Finally, we will review some low maintenance plants that thrive in our climate.
Gardening for Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Help your local pollinators flourish! The course will help you grow a naturally healthy garden that will help our bees, butterflies and birds survive and thrive. Plus it will be a garden that contains a stunning variety of flowers throughout the seasons for your enjoyment. Plant selection, organic and ecologically sustainable growing practices and habitat building will all be covered. You will also learn to recognize some of our common native species and understand their life cycles.
Toxic Free Cleaning
People have been cleaning their homes for centuries without the arsenal of toxic chemicals that are sold today. Rediscover nontoxic solutions to everyday cleaning problems and avoid unnecessary "greenwashed" commercial products. Learn the science of grime and see how a few simple ingredients can be combined for effective and inexpensive cleaning and disinfecting. Make your home clean and safe for you, your loved ones and your pets.
Garden Design Basics
Unhappy with your current landscaping but don't know quite how to fix it? This class explores the principles of landscape design. We will look at good (and not so good) examples to help you understand basic concepts like proportion, form, texture and color. Then learn how to develop a basic plan based on the style you want and how to select plants that match that plan.