March 14 – Seed Propagation/ Seed Starting with Susan Doblmaier.
Learn how and when to start planting seeds for the upcoming gardening season. Many methods of seed starting will be presented, many inexpensively. Topics include how to pick and read a seed packet, best watering methods and when to take the seedlings outside. Beginners and experienced seed starters will find something interesting.
April 4 – Bulbs for Four Seasons with Pauline Myers.
Bulbs can provide a show throughout the year. In addition to the popular spring bulbs, we’ll discuss other bulbs that provide interest through the other seasons such as canna in summer and the autumn crocus.
CHANGE OF VENUE! APRIL 11 EVENT WILL BE HELD AT ABINGTON FREE LIBRARY!
April 11 – Hydrangeas for Your Garden with Susan Doblmaier.
Discussion will include the care of hydrangeas, including where to site them, how and when to prune them, and how to change the colors of a certain group of hydrangeas. Many more hydrangeas that are suitable for our Pennsylvania gardens will be presented.
April 18 – Gardening For Wildlife with Marc Radell.
How much more we enjoy a well-landscaped yard when we share it with butterflies, songbirds and other desirable wildlife! This class will provide an overview of meeting the basic needs of our animal neighbors: food, water, shelter, places to raise young, and includes sustainable gardening practices. We’ll discuss some specific measures for attracting butterflies, other pollinators, songbirds, and hummingbirds.
April 25 – Cooking With Your Garden with Julie Phillips
Cooking with Your Garden focuses on easy-to-grow vegetables for inclusion in quick and healthy meals. In addition to discussing the health and environmental benefits of consuming in-season produce, mini-demonstrations may provide participants with the opportunity to assist in the preparation of specially selected recipes. Attendees also will have the opportunity to taste a number of prepared dishes being discussed. The presentation focuses on herbs and produce which require minimal care and can be grown in traditional gardens, raised beds or in containers for those with limited space. The presentation will also provide information on harvesting and drying herbs for use in cooking.
Sept. 19 – Going Green with Sharon Gross.
Going green is a program about doing things that make sense for the environment. Whether it’s water gardens, edibles, native plants or the appliances in your home, there are ecological impacts to the choices you make.
Register today. Sign up for the entire series or register for each program separately. Please call 215-886-9818, visit Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Avenue, Roslyn, PA 19001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.