Gourmet Bird Food with Master Gardener Stephanie Bennett Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. Penn State Master Gardener Stephanie Bennett will share what foods you can use to attract wild birds. Make some bird food to take with you. Register now.
A Four Seasons Garden with Master Gardener Mary McKnight Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Dr Mary McKnight-Seltzer of Ideas in Bloom combines the science of botany with the art of design. Her philosophy: There is a creative solution to every gardening problem. Regardless of the season your landscape should always have interest and give pleasure. Registration starts Friday, August 25.
Native Ground Covers for Shade with Master Gardener Pam Herceg Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Create a fresh new look for your landscape with beautiful native layers. Combining a variety of colors, textures and sizes of native shade plants, generates many seasons of interest AND attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects; beauty AND biodiversity! Registration starts Friday, August 25.
Planting Bulbs in the Fall for Spring Blooms, A Lesson in Patience with Master Gardener Betsy Nutt Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so your garden becomes alive with colorful flowers in the spring. Find out exactly what is a bulb. Discover when is the best time to plant in our area, how to prepare the soil for the healthiest plants, what bulbs are suitable for our location and how to plan your bulb garden for longer blooming. Hear about methods to keep bulb-eating critters at bay. Finally, determine the importance of the care of bulbs after blooming. There will be a number of handouts to reinforce the discussion. Registration starts Friday, August 25.
All of the presenters are Master Gardener Volunteers from the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help the Extension better serve the home gardening public by answering questions, speaking to groups, working with 4-H horticultural projects, participating in civic beautification, maintaining demonstration gardens, teaching plant sciences and horticulture, maintaining this web site, and in many other ways.
Master Gardeners are willing and able to educate individuals and groups in gardening topics such as plant selection, composting, soil improvement, pest control, vegetable and flower gardening, pruning, and more.
The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.