|The Master Gardeners of Greene County have announced classes for their Potting Shed University that will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays from March through May 2013. They will be held in the Botanical Center Workshop Studio, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.
The schedule includes:
- March 4 - Wake Up Your Garden for Spring presented by Kathryn Kufahl, Master Gardener of the Ozarks
- March 11 - Tricks to Grow Vegetables in the Ozarks by Mike Flinn, president of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks
- March 18 - Learn How to Garden for the Shade by Tom Lakowske, Greene County Master Gardener, who will make your garden peaceful and inviting
- March 25 - Maintaining excellent soil in raised beds by Dr. Ben Fuqua of Missouri State University
- April 1 - How to Use Cold Frames in the Garden by Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist, who will discuss various designs and construction to extend the planting season
- April 8 - Making a Native Plant Rain Garden by Jan Miller, member of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, to attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects
- April 15 - Planting Perennials by Kufahl
- April 22 - Eliminating Invasive Species in the Garden by Linda S. Ellis, master naturalist and nature artist, who will discuss what to look out for and how to control it without herbicides
- April 29 - Identifying Common Garden Insect Pests by Dr. Thomas J. Riley, entomologist, who encourages bringing an unidentified insect with you
- May 6 - Adding Color All Season with Annuals by Kufahl
- May 13 - Enjoying Edible Flowers by Joe and Cathy Wolven, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, who will provide recipes
- May 20 - Making a Container Water Garden by Linda Siler of O'Quinn's Orchard and Water Garden, who wants you to enjoy the sounds of flowing water on your porch, patio or deck
Admission is $5 per person per class and may be paid at the door. For more details phone (417) 414-0363 or send an e-mail here.
Plant sale is scheduled
The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale in Greene County will start at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center located in Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic. Members of the Master Gardeners of Greene County gather plants to sell from their own gardens -- and from the two city gardens that Master Gardeners maintain. People are advised to arrive early if they want the best choices of shrubs, small trees, bulbs, perennials, annuals, grasses, ground covers, houseplants, vegetables, herbs and garden related items. The sale continues until the plants are sold out.