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Welcome to Garden Like a Master (GLaM)

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All of our classes are open to the public free of charge!

Sponsored by South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association

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*all programs that are GLAM presentations are research based programs approved by Clemson Extension Agents. 

 

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                 Garden Presentations are workshops that offer a variety of ideas and opportunities for the Midlands gardener.

 2015 WORKSHOPS

 

Jan
13
Tue
RCMGA Presentation – Gardening with Children @ South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm

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RCMGA Garden Presentation

Gardening with Children

Jan
15
Thu
GLaM Program – Fruit in the Garden @ Richland Library Eastover
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm

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GLaM Program

Fruit in the Garden

 

Jan
16
Fri
GLaM Presentation – Lasagna Gardening @ Richland Library Cooper
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program
Lasagna Gardening


Richland Library Cooper
5317 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC  39206

Jan
20
Tue
GLaM Presentation – Adaptive Gardening @ Richland Library Northeast
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program
Adaptive Gardening

Richland Library Northeast
7490 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC  29223

 

Jan
22
Thu
RCMGA Presentation – Attracting Bees to the Garden @ Richland Library Sandhills
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

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RCMGA Presentation
Attracting Bees to the Garden

1 Summit Parkway Columbia, SC  29229

Jan
26
Mon
Lexington Garden Presentation – Fairy Gardens @ Lexington Main Library
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm

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Lexington Garden Presentation
Fairy Gardens

Add a little frolic and whimsy to your garden by creating a fairy garden.   Great activity to do with your children or grandchildren or simply for yourself.  Carla Brophy will be the presenter.

 

Jan
27
Tue
Lexington GLaM Program – Butterfly Gardening @ Cayce West Columbia Branch Library
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

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GLaM Program
Butterfly Gardening

An added bonus of having a beautiful garden is the butterflies they attract. Master Gardeners will share exactly what you see in your garden and how to attract more simply by what you plant. Come learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and what host plants are critical to each stage of a butterfly’s life. Turn your yard into a wildlife habitat that will fascinate you and your children. Jackie Corley will be the presenter.

 

Jan
29
Thu
Lexington GLaM Program – Roses @ Pelion Branch Library
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm

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GLaM Program
Roses

A rose by many is considered difficult is grow; however, Lexington Master Gardeners take the mystery out of growing beautiful roses for your Midlands garden. Learn about the pros and cons of selecting bare root plants, containerized plants, or grafted plants. Presentation includes information on selection of best sites to grow roses, how to prepare the plant site, proper planting techniques, + maintenance of your rose plants. Claude Jackson will be the presenter.

Feb
6
Fri
GLaM Program – Bees
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am

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GLaM Program

Bees

Garden Club Presentation

Feb
7
Sat
Lexington GLaM Program – Pruning @ Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program
Pruning

As you drive down the street, you will notice homeowners busily pruning their shrubs. Little do they know but many of them are doing it wrong. Learn how to prune your plants to make them healthier and more beautiful.  Sue Johnston will be the presenter.

Feb
13
Fri
GLaM Program – Succulents @ Richland Library Cooper
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program

Succulents

 

 

Feb
15
Sun
RCMGA Program – Native Plants @ Jewish Community Center
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm

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RCMGA Program

Native Plants

Feb
17
Tue
Lexington Garden Presentation – Camellias @ Lexington Irmo Branch Library
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm

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GLaM Program:
Camellias

Join Master Gardener & camellia enthusiast speaker to learn how to grow Camellias in your garden. Discussion will include how to grow, planting, sun tolerance, soil requirements, pruning, fertilizing, and species for the area. Learn more about this evergreen!  Donna Denton will be the presenter.

Feb
19
Thu
GLaM Program @ Sandhills Library
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

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GLaM Program

Lasagna Gardening

Feb
23
Mon
GLaM Program – Butterfly Gardening @ Lexington Main Library
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

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GLaM Program
Butterfly Gardening

An added bonus of having a beautiful garden is the butterflies they attract. Master Gardeners will share exactly what you see in your garden and how to attract more simply by what you plant. Come learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and what host plants are critical to each stage of a butterfly’s life. Turn your yard into a wildlife habitat that will fascinate you and your children.  Carla Martinez will be the presenter.

Feb
27
Fri
GLaM Program – Warm Season Vegetable Gardening @ Gilbert - Summit Branch Library
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Warm Season Vegetable Gardening

What to grow and how to grow vegetables in warm temperatures is the program needed before you buy and start your vegetables. Master Gardeners will share how to select and plant heirloom vegetables, container vegetable gardening tricks, best time to plant, and how to grow seeds, transplants, plus more. Fertilization, watering, and common pests will be discussed so you can help bring a bountiful harvest to your table from growing vegetables in our warm temperatures.  David Kneece will be the presenter. 

Mar
7
Sat
GLaM Program – Fruit in the Garden @ Richland Southeast Library
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm

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GLaM Program

Fruit in the Garden

Mar
10
Tue
Garden Presentation – Organic Gardening @ Cayce West Columbia Branch
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Organic Gardening

Back to the basics of gardening.   Learn from Master Gardeners how you can create a healthy garden the organic way. Save money and time by growing your own vegetables in the backyard. Taste the difference in enjoying your fresh veggies!  Elizabeth Callicot & Doug Catoe will be the presenters. 

Mar
12
Thu
RCMGA Program – Lasagna Gardening @ Richland Eastover Branch Library
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm

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RCMGA Program

Lasagna Gardening

Mar
13
Fri
GLaM Program – Pruning @ Richland Cooper Library
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program

Pruning

Mar
17
Tue
GLaM Program – Herbs in Containers @ Richland Northeast Library
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program

Herbs in Containers

GLaM Program – Warm Season Vegetables @ South Congaree - Pine Ridge Branch
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Warm Season Vegetables

What to grow and how to grow vegetables in warm temperatures is the program needed before you buy and start your vegetables. Master Gardeners will share how to select and plant heirloom vegetables, container vegetable gardening tricks, best time to plant, and how to grow seeds, transplants, plus more. Fertilization, watering, and common pests will be discussed so you can help bring a bountiful harvest to your table from growing vegetables in our warm temperatures.

Mar
23
Mon
Garden Presentation – Roses @ Lexington Main Library
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Roses

Rose loving Master Gardeners will share their garden history and delight in having roses in their landscape plan. Enjoy a program of photos and stories of the experiences from selection, planting, maintenance, and enjoyment with John & Sandy Dickerson.

Mar
24
Tue
GLaM Program – Tomatoes @ Swansea Branch Library
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Tomatoes

Come learn how to grow the best tomatoes in the Midlands.  A Master Gardener will share Clemson Extension research information for best plants to select, preparing the site, fertilizing, watering and more.   Insects and common problems will be covered.  Brenda Davis will be the presenter. 

Mar
26
Thu
GLaM Program – Roses @ Chapin Branch Library
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Roses

A rose by many is considered difficult is grow; however, Lexington Master Gardeners take the mystery out of growing beautiful roses for your Midlands garden. Learn about the pros and cons of selecting bare root plants, containerized plants, or grafted plants. Presentation includes information on selection of best sites to grow roses, how to prepare the plant site, proper planting techniques, + maintenance of your rose plants.  Jodie McCord will be the presenter. 

Apr
4
Sat
GLaM Program – Attracting Bees to the Garden @ Batesburg=Leesville Branch
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am

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GLaM Program
Attracting Bees to the Garden

Planting a garden to attract all kinds of pollinators? Why would you want bees in the garden? Learn more about what will make your garden a winning combination for all from Lexington County Master Gardeners.  Sue Johnston will be the presenter.

Apr
6
Mon
Garden Presentation – Creating a Pond Garden @ Gaston Branch Library
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Creating a Pond Garden

Lex Cty Master Gardener, John Windham will share his experiences with creating a garden pond. Come learn the basics of creating this wonderful addition in your garden. Great photos from beginning of pond creation to end result complete with fish.

Apr
7
Tue
Garden Presentation – Seeds @ Lexington Irmo Branch Library
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Seeds

It all starts with one small seed to have a beautiful flower, plants, or garden.   Where to buy seeds? What to buy? How many? And most importantly – how to prepare before planting. Come hear a Master Gardener with quite the green thumb share the mystery that opens from that little seed.  Sharon Thompson will be the presenter.

Apr
10
Fri
RCMGA Presentation – Native Plants @ Richland Cooper Branch Library
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am

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RCMGA Presentation

Native Plants

Apr
23
Thu
GLaM Program – Fire Ants @ Lexington Chapin Branch Library
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Fire Ants

Fire Ant Invasion? Do Fire Ant mounds appear and multiply in your garden? Mark your calendar and hear a Master Gardener share scientifically proven methods by Clemson University to help you successfully control this stinging bullies. Presenters will be Mary-Jane White & Monica Barnes.

Apr
27
Mon
Garden Presentation – Daylilies @ Lexington Main Library
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Daylilies

A true southern charm in any Midlands garden is a variety of Daylilies. How, Where and When to plant will be discussed as well as beautiful photos shared with varieties and cultivars available in the area. Problems and pests will help the novice to the advanced garden lover be prepared.  Gale Gilson will be the presenter. 

May
2
Sat
Garden Presentation – Daylilies @ Lexington Pelion Branch Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am

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Garden Presentation
Daylilies

A true southern charm in any Midlands garden is a variety of Daylilies. How, Where and When to plant will be discussed as well as beautiful photos shared with varieties and cultivars available in the area. Problems and pests will help the novice to the advanced garden lover be prepared.  Sue Cross will be the presenter.

May
4
Mon
Garden Presentation – Rain Gardens @ Lexington Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm

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Garden Presentation
Rain Gardens

Low spot or area where water stands or collects after a heavy rain? This is an opportunity for a “rain garden”. Why plant a rain garden? Come learn the benefits and opportunities to enhance your landscape.  Carla Brophy will be the presenter. 

May
7
Thu
RCMGA Presentation @ Richland Easter Branch Library
May 7 @ 6:00 pm

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Adaptive Gardening

May
12
Tue
GLaM Program – Heat and Drought-Resistant Plants @ Richland S. Congaree-Pine Ridge Library
May 12 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Heat and Drought Resistant Plants

Gardening in the midlands means being mindful of the summer month temperatures and how it affects your garden. Come learn what plants for our zone work best through the summer heat.

May
18
Mon
Garden Presentation – Organic Gardening @ Lexington Main Library
May 18 @ 6:00 pm

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Organic Gardening

Back to the basics of gardening.   Learn from Master Gardeners how you can create a healthy garden the organic way. Save money and time by growing your own vegetables in the backyard. Taste the difference in enjoying your fresh veggies!  Elizabeth Callicot & Doug Catoe will be the presenters.

May
19
Tue
GLaM Program – Herbs @ Swansea Branch Library
May 19 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Herbs

Learn the basics of herb gardening in containers with a Master Gardener who will share facts from Clemson Extension on what herbs need to grow best using this method.  Brenda Davis will be the presenter. 

May
20
Wed
GLaM Program – Herbs @ Chapin Branch Library
May 20 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Herbs

Learn the basics of herb gardening in containers with a Master Gardener who will share facts from Clemson Extension on what herbs need to grow best using this method.

May
28
Thu
Garden Presentation – Organic Gardening @ Summit Branch Library
May 28 @ 5:30 pm

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Garden Presentation
Organic Gardening

Back to the basics of gardening.   Learn from Master Gardeners how you can create a healthy garden the organic way. Save money and time by growing your own vegetables in the backyard. Taste the difference in enjoying your fresh veggies!  Elizabeth Callicot & Doug Catoe will be the presenters.