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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

 

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

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RCMGA GLaM Program

Fruit in the Garden

Learn about growing blueberries, paw paws, muscadines, blackberries, persimmons, figs and pomegranates with Richland County Master Gardeners. 

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

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Lexington 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

Learn how to add a no-dig, no-till organic garden with the least effort with Richland County Master Gardeners.

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

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RCMGA GLaM Program

Pruning

Don’t be guilty of “Crape murder!”  Let Richland County Master Gardeners show you the correct techniques, tools, and appropriate time to prune shrubs, roses and other woody plants in your landscape. 

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

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Herbs in Containers

Learn how to grow these delightful plants in containers from your windowsill or patio.  Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you how and when to plant herbs, as well as, ways to use them in your everyday life. 

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

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 Lexington 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.

RCMGA – GLaM Program – Butterfly Gardening @ South Congaree - Pine Ridge Lexington County Branch Library
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm

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Butterfly Gardening

Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you ways to attract butterflies to your garden by showing the plants needed to support the life cycle of these beautiful insects.

Mar
18
Wed
RCMGA GLaM Program – Adaptive Gardening @ RIchland County North Main Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am

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Adaptive Gardening

Whether you have limitations due to a physical condition or to your space, you can still enjoy gardening!  Come let the Richland County Master Gardeners show you simple solutions to your problems.

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

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Lexington Garden Presentation
Heavenly Hellebores

Hellebores loving Master Gardeners will share their garden history and delight in having hellebores 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
Lexington GLaM Program – Tomatoes @ Swansea Branch Library
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm

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Lexington 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
25
Wed
RCMGA Garden Presentation – Emphasis on starting warm season veg garden @ St. Andrews Library
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

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Emphasis on starting warm season veg garden

Richland County Master Gardeners will talk about what time to plant vegetables for summer harvest, and which vegetables should be planted. 

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

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

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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.  Helen Rivers will be the presenter.

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

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Native Plants

Richland County Master Gardeners will show you the impact native plants have on the animals and environment in our area.  Specific plants will be discussed. 

Apr
13
Mon
Lexington Garden Presentation – Creating a Pond Garden @ Gaston Branch Library
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Lexington 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 – Adaptive Gardening @ Richland Eastover Branch Library
May 7 @ 6:00 pm

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Adaptive Gardening

Whether you have limitations due to a physical condition or to your space, you can still enjoy gardening!  Come let Richland Master Gardeners show you simple solutions to your problems. 

May
8
Fri
Richland GLaM Program – Roses @ Richland County Cooper Branch Library
May 8 @ 10:00 am

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Richland GLaM Program

Roses

Learn how to plant, care for, prune, and control pests on this “queen” of plants.  Presented by Richland County Master Gardeners. 

May
9
Sat
RCMGA GLaM Program – Butterfly Gardening @ Richland County Wheatly Branch Library
May 9 @ 3:00 pm

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Butterfly Gardening

Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you ways to attract butterflies to your garden by showing the plants needed to support the life cycle of these beautiful insects.

May
12
Tue
RCMGA GLaM Program – Heat and Drought-Resistant Plants @ South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library
May 12 @ 5:30 pm

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Heat and Dought-Resistant Plants

Which plants will thrive in our hot South Carolina summers?  Join Richland County Master Gardeners to learn about South Carolina’s heat hardiness zone, plant adaptions, xeriscaping, and alternatives to planting beds.

May
14
Thu
RCMGA GLaM Program – Heat and Drought-Resistant Plants @ Lexington County South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library
May 14 @ 5:30 pm

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GLaM Program
Heat and Drought-Resistant Plants

Which plants will thrive in our hot South Carolina summers?  Join Richland County Master Gardeners to learn about South Carolina’s heat hardiness zone, plant adaptations, xeriscaping, and alternatives to planting beds. 

RCMGA GLaM Program – Adaptive Gardening @ Richland Library Eastover Branch
May 14 @ 6:00 pm

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RCMGA GLaM Program
Adaptive Gardening

Whether you have limitations due to a physical condition or to your space, you can still enjoy gardening! Come let the Richland Master Gardeners show you simple solutions to your problems.

RCMGA GLaM Program – South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch, Lexington County Library @ South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch, Lexington County Library
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

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Heat and Drought-Resistant Plants

Which plants will thrive in our hot South Carolina summers?  Join Richland County Master Gardeners to learn about South Carolina’s heat hardiness zone, plant adaptations, xeriscaping, and alternatives to planting beds. 

May
18
Mon
Lexington 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
Lexington GLaM Program – Herbs @ Swansea Branch Library
May 19 @ 5:30 pm

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

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Lexington 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
Lexington 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.

Jun
4
Thu
RCMGA Garden Presentation – Vegetables in Containers @ Richland County Sandhills Branch Library
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

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RCMGA Presentation
Vegetables in Containers

Is your garden space limited but you really want to try your hand at growing vegetables?  Let Richland County Master Gardeners teach you about what vegetables do well in containers and which containers are the best to use. 

Jun
5
Fri
RCMGA Presentation – Attracting Bees to the Garden @ Richland County Cooper Branch Library
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am

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RCMGA Presentation
Attracting Bees to the Garden

Have you hears that bee populations are in decline?  Do you know what that means to our food sources?  Here’s what you can do to have a beautiful garden and help bee populations survive. 

Jun
11
Thu
GLaM Program – Herbs @ Gaston Library Branch
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm

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Lexington 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.