MidWest Gardening forum: 2011 October - Iowa, Linn County Master Gardener Classes, FREE

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Sep 18, 2011 3:52 AM CST
FREE Master Gardener classes! Classes will be held at both Cedar Rapids and the Hiawatha Public libraries.

The classes at the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be held
Mondays • 6:00-7:00 pm
Westdale Mall
2600 Edgewood Rd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
questions? 319.398.5123
The classes at the Hiawatha Public Library will be held
Wednesdays • 6:00-7:00 pm
150 West Willman Street
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
questions? 319.393.1414

Plants for Problem Areas
October 3, 2011 •
Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Matt Pieper
Have that one spot where nothing grows? Matt Pieper, explores plants that will fare well along walls, fences and curbsides. He will also address gardening on a slope and landscaping along rocky embankments found near creeks and ravines. Matt will take a look at landscaping in areas with excessive moisture and areas that are in windy conditions most of the time, as well.

Raised Bed Gardening
October 5, 2011 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser
No space for a garden? You can plant enough vegetables in a 4’ X 4’ garden to feed two people for the season or a family of four, using only 4’ X 8’ in space. Hate the weeding and bug control? Having trouble getting up from the ground? Raised bed gardening is for you. Pass on the fun of gardening to your children and grandchildren. Deb Walser has been gardening in raised beds for fifteen years. Come see her gardens and learn.

Companion Gardening/Insect Control
October 10, 2011 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Ellen Skripsky
Go Green! Need help? Learn the secrets that Ellen Skripsky, knows for vegetables through Companion Gardening, insect controls and common diseases.

The Monet Garden
October 12, 2011 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Zora Ronan
Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France is one of the most visited gardens in the world. Linn County Master Gardener Zora Ronan will give you ideas on color and plant selection to replicate Monet's garden in Iowa.

Spring Flowering Bulbs
October 17, 2011 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Zora Ronan
This class looks at the major spring flowering bulbs that are hardy in Iowa: tulips, daffodils, alliums, and frittallaria. There are bulbs that bring early spring color to almost every location in your garden.

Coral Bells
October 19, 2011 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Wil Carew
Ring my bells for Coral Bells! If you thought coral bells were just green plants with tiny pink flowers that your grandmother grew, think again. This class will cover what they are, where and how to plant, and the rainbow of colors available.

Ornamental Grasses
October 24 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser
Did you want to plant ornamental grasses with wonderful fall seed heads? Are you worried about the grasses spreading? Deb Walser, will show you which grasses are non-spreading/clump forming and hardy for eastern Iowa. Many she grows herself. Come see and start planning for next spring.

Flowers Hummingbirds Love
October 26, 2011 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Jean Murray
Jean Murray, will bust some myths about hummingbirds and she will share her experiences in attracting hummingbirds to a garden. Attracting hummingbirds is easier than you might think; you don’t need a large garden, many plants, or expensive feeders. Learn how to set up a feeder and some flowers that hummingbirds love.

Horticulture Questions? Get unbiased, research-based information provided by ISU Linn County Master Gardeners, call the Hortline at 319-447-0647

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