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 LEXINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

2017 SCHEDULE

August 23, 2017  100 p.m. 

COLOR IN THE WINTER GADEN

Who says winter gardens are dull and boring?  Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most.

Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter.  Fall is the best time to plant!

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

August 28, 2017  6:00 p.m. 

HEAT AND DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS

Our hot, dry southern summers make it difficult to have lush, green plants and colorful blooms.

Learn about some of our favorite summer plants that can take the heat and drought.

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road  Lexington, SC 29072

September 12, 2017  6:30 p.m.   

HOUSEPLANTS FOR CLEAN AIR

What plants are best to maintain in your home?  What are the benefits for you?

Come learn about wonderful plants for your home in the Midlands.

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

                                       September 16, 2017 10 a.m.        

COLOR IN THE WINTER GADEN

Who says winter gardens are dull and boring?  Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most.

Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter.  Fall is the best time to plant!

 Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

September 18, 2017 2:00 p.m.   

WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING

Interested in trying your hand at growing winter vegetables?

Come to learn the details of growing some of the “all stars” in a cool season vegetable garden

Find out how to avoid problems by utilizing tricks of the trade to set the stage for a bumper crop.

 Gaston Library, 214 South Main Street  Gaston, SC 29053

September 18, 2017 6:00 p.m.  

COLOR IN THE WINTER GADEN

Who says winter gardens are dull and boring?  Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most.

Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter.  Fall is the best time to plant!

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road  Lexington, SC 29072

October 7, 2017    10:00 a.m. 

COMPOSTING

Come learn the recipe to make a perfect and natural soil amendment for your garden.

Food scraps and yard waste can be recycled to make what gardeners call Black Gold for your plants.

 Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

October 10, 2017  6:30 p.m. 

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.

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

October 16, 2017  6:00 p.m. 

WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING

Interested in trying your hand at growing winter vegetables?

Come to learn the details of growing some of the “all stars” in a cool season vegetable garden

Find out how to avoid problems by utilizing tricks of the trade to set the stage for a bumper crop.

               Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road  Lexington, SC 29072

October 16, 2017  6:00 p.m.    

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.

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

October 17, 2017  6:00 pm   

SUCCULENTS

Succulents 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 ha ve 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.

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

 November 13, 2017 6:00 p.m.  

PERENNIAL EDIBLE GARDENS

Eat your yard!  We aren’t talking about tomatoes, squash, and the usual annuals that we plant every year.

Learn about perennial edible plants that can keep giving year after year.

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

November 14, 2017   6:00 p.m.  

SHADE GARDENING

 Lexington Master Gardeners will share Clemson Extension’s tried and true tips for gardening in the shade.

The program will include suggestions for planting and learning how to turn your garden into an oasis to enjoy.

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

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