Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

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Surely signs of spring will increase as the snow piles in parking lots melt away and the calendar advances past March 20. One sign of spring is the announcement of a series of workshops on great tools, curb appeal, container gardens and floral design scheduled by Sussex County Master Gardeners. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register by calling the number below. Classes are free unless otherwise specified, and all will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is west from Sussex Tech.

Workshops during this session are FREE unless noted (June 19)   Pre-registration is required.

Register online here

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

Garden Smart, Garden Easy
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.
Bob Williams    FREE

Learn what tools and techniques are available for the gardener as we age or develop mobility issues. Make gardening enjoyable again.

Last Year’s Challenges—This Year’s Plan
Tuesday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Members of the Garden Committee     FREE

The discussion will focus on the successes and failures in the garden last year, the lessons learned, and the plans for the coming gardening season.

Curb Appeal
Tuesday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.
Eddie Filemyr      FREE

Curb Appeal is the first impression people have of your home and yard as they walk or drive by. Consider analyzing your curb appeal and making small changes that will add big impact to the positive curb appeal of you front yard landscape.

Have You Thought About Containers This Year?
Wednesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.
Mary Sue Colaizzi     FREE

Learn how to put together a wonderful container to fill in your garden or patio.

Basics of Floral Design – TWO TIMES! Choose one!
Thursday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.
Jackie McPeak    Limited to 20 participants.  FEE $10.00
You will learn how to make a spectacular mass flower arrangement at this fun, hands-on-workshop. Container, flowers and greens will be provided.  You may bring additional greens and flowers to use in your arrangement.

Save the date! Our “Day in the Garden” Open House is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2014. Click here for more information!

The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544.