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 LEXINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

2018 SCHEDULE

Lexington County Libraries

 Batesburg/Leesville –   

Monday, 2/26/18, 6pm –Hydrangeas – What southern garden isn’t complete without a Hydrangea or two or three?  Learn how to plant, grow, and prune these magnificent flowering shrubs with the guidance of a Lexington County Master Gardener.  Whether you are looking to change the color of the blooms or find the perfect location for these big summer blooming plants, let a Master Gardener share some of Clemson’s research to make you garden the best it can be.

 

Cayce/West Columbia –

Tuesday, 2/20/18, 1pm – Shade Gardening – Lexington County Master Gardeners will share Clemson Extension’s tried and true tips for gardening in shade.  Program will include suggestions for planting and learning how to turn your garden into an oasis to enjoy.

Tuesday, 4/17/18, 1pm – Attracting Bees to the Garden –Planting a garden to attract all kinds of pollinators?  Why would you want bees in the garden?  Learn more about what will make your garden a winning combination for all from Lexington County Master Gardeners.

 

Gaston –              

Monday, 4/16/18, 2pm – Succulents –  Succulent plants are always in style.  With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home.  Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions.  While some types of succulents have somewhat exacting care requirements, most are easy to grow because they evolved with special water-storage tissues that allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants.  Learn more by attending the Garden Like a Master workshop with a master Gardener.

Irmo –           

Wednesday, 2/7/18 – 1 pm – Crape Myrtles  – Learn about different varieties, care, pruning and potential problems with the “Lilac of the South” so that you will have beautiful spring blooms.

Wednesday, 4/11/18 – 1pm – Propagation –    Discover an inexpensive and easy way to get new plants from plants you already have or from others.  A Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer will discuss propagation from seeds, cuttings, layering and other methods.

Lexington Main –     

Monday, 1/22/18  6pm –Hummingbird Gardens – Master Gardeners will share some background on ruby throated hummingbirds in South Carolina – interesting facts about their traits and behavior.  Learn how to design a backyard habitat that will attract and keep them coming back – plants, feeders, and other elements needed to keep hummers happy.  Uncover some threats that these birds face and how to counteract them.

Monday, 2/26/18, 6pm – Propagation – Discover an inexpensive and easy way to get new plants from plants you already have or from others.  A Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer will discuss propagation from seeds, cuttings, layering and other methods.

Monday, 3/19/18, 6pm – Hydrangeas – What southern garden isn’t complete without a Hydrangea or two or three?  Learn how to plant, grow, and prune these magnificent flowering shrubs with the guidance of a Lexington County Master Gardener.  Whether you are looking to change the color of the blooms or find the perfect location for these big summer blooming plants, let a Master Gardener share some of Clemson’s research to make you garden the best it can be.

 

Pelion –        

Saturday, 3/3/18 – 10 am  – Butterfly Gardening – Ann added bonus of having a beautiful garden is the butterflies they attract.  Master Gardeners will share exactly what you see in your garden and how to attract more simply by what you plant.  Come learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and what host plants are critical to each stage of a butterfly’s life.  Turn your yard into a wildlife habitat that will fascinate you and your children.

 

Swansea-              

Tues. 3/6/18, 6pm – Herb Gardening in Containers –Learn the basics of herb gardening in containers with a Master Gardener who will share facts from Clemson Extension on what herbs need to grow best using this method.

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