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 LEXINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

2017 SCHEDULE

AT THE LEXINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCHES

PRESENTS GLAM and Garden Presentations

January 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.

CRAPE MYRTLES

A discussion of the many features that make the Crape Myrtle such a desirable plant. Illustrates the diversity in form and colors. Describes how to plant and properly care for them. Explains misconceptions that lead to improper pruning “Crape Murder” and how to help a plant recover.

Presented by Claude Jackson, Lexington Master Gardener

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

February 4, 2017 10:00 a.m.

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 the Lexington Master Gardeners.

Presented by Ivy Rice, Lexington Master Gardener

Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

February 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.

GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS

Attract a variety of birds to your yard by providing food and shelter in your garden. . Learn what plants provide seeds, fruit, and protein sources. Beautify your garden with plants AND birds!

Presented by David Brown, Lexington Master Gardener

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

March 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.

HUMMINGBIRD GARDENS

Provides some background on ruby throated hummingbirds in South Carolina – interesting facts about their traits and behavior. Discusses how to design a backyard habitat that will attract and keep them coming back – plants, feeders, other elements needed to keep hummers happy. Discusses some threats that these birds face and how to counteract them.

Presented by Gayle Gilson, Lexington Master Gardener

Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Ave. Swansea, SC 29160

March 28, 2017 6:00 p.m.

NATIVE PLANTS

Native plants are lower maintenance and hardier to grow than imported plants, along with the added bonus of being beneficial to our environment. Learn about the varied choices you have to add native plants to your landscaping and how they can improve your micro-ecosystem.

Presented by Gene Allen, Lexington Master Gardener

Cayce West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

April 3, 2017 2:00 p.m.

SUCCULENTS

The woodland garden seeks to capture the spirit of the deciduous forest. This program outlines strategies for celebrating the natural forest in the designed landscape.

Presented by Gayle Gilson, Lexington Master Gardener

Gaston Library, 214 South Main Street Gaston, SC 29053

April 10, 2017 6:00 p.m.

CRAPE MYRTLES

A discussion of the many features that make the Crape Myrtle such a desirable plant. Illustrates the diversity in form and colors. Describes how to plant and properly care for them. Explains misconceptions that lead to improper pruning “Crape Murder” and how to help a plant recover.

Presented by Claude Jackson, Lexington Master Gardener

Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006

April 12, 2017 2:00 p.m.

BUTTERFLY GARDENING

An 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.

Presented by Barbara Whitaker, Lexington Master Gardener

Irmo Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29212

April 25, 2017 6:00 p.m.

HEAT AND DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS

Gardening in the midlands means being mindful of the summer month temperatures and how it affects your garden. Come learn what plants for our zone work best through the summer heat.

Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener

Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Ave. Swansea, SC 29160

April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m.

GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS

Attract a variety of birds to your yard by providing food and shelter in your garden. . Learn what plants provide seeds, fruit, and protein sources. Beautify your garden with plants AND birds!

Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener

Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

May 15, 2017 6 pm

HEAT AND DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS

Gardening in the midlands means being mindful of the summer month temperatures and how it affects your garden. Come learn what plants for our zone work best through the summer heat.

Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener

Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006

May 15, 2017 6 pm

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 the Lexington Master Gardeners.

Presented by David Brown, Lexington Master Gardener

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

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January 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.

HARDSCAPES IN THE GARDEN

Hardscapes are man made objects, often of wood, metal or plastic, that add contrast and beauty to your garden. They can be as simple as adding a trellis to raise a beautiful vine, installing a wood planter for your prize Hosta, or designing a unique water feature. You can actually make many of these items yourself

Presented by John Dickerson, Lexington Master Gardener

Cayce West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

March 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.

HARDSCAPES IN THE GARDEN

Hardscapes are man made objects, often of wood, metal or plastic, that add contrast and beauty to your garden. They can be as simple as adding a trellis to raise a beautiful vine, installing a wood planter for your prize Hosta, or designing a unique water feature. You can actually make many of these items yourself

Presented by John Dickerson, Lexington Master Gardener

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072