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Welcome to Garden Like a Master (GLaM)

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All classes are open to the public free of charge!

Sponsored by South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association

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

 2014 Workshops

 

April 2014

 

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 April 5, 10-11 a.m.
Batesburg Branch
203 Armory St.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
803.532.9223
Daylilies may seem like an old-fashioned flower without much interest but they add a splash of color all season long. Learn about the new varieties just in time to plant them for the upcoming season

 

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“Native Plants”

April 5, 2014  3:00 PM
Southeast Library
7421 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC  29209
803-776-0855
Jake Duffie, Librarian
 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.

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Designing a Garden
Monday, April 7, 2014
Lexington County Main Library Branch
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 Where to start when planting a garden? Designing a garden from the beginning or trying to work around what you have? There are many elements to consider. Let Lexington County Master Gardener Carla Brophy share some planning points to make your garden work for you. Laying out a design and determining what you want and where will make a difference for a fabulous end result of blooms

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 “Gardening Basics”

April 7, 2014    4:00 PM
St. Andrews Library
2916 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
803-772-6675
Crystal Johnson, Librarian
 Gardening is for all ages!  Learn tips for starting your first family garden from a Richland County Master Gardener. After the program, enjoy helping plant St. Andrews library’s first community garden.

 

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 “Composting”

April 10, 2014   6:30 PM
Eastover Library
608 Main Street
Eastover, SC  29044
803-353-8584
Madlyn Bowers, Librarian
Learn how to make “back gold” in your own yard by composting kitchen scraps, yard clippings, and other materials. Your garden will thank you for the added nutrients! Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you various methods and structures used in composting.
 
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“Butterfly Gardening”

April 12, 2014  10:30 AM
Blythewood Library
218 McNulty Road
Blythewood, SC  29016
803-
691-9806
Shirley Carter, Librarian
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.
 
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“Propagation—Two for One”

April 16, 2014   7:00 PM
Sandhills Library
1 Summit Parkway
Columbia, SC  29229
803-699-9230
Kerrie Mergner, Librarian
Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you  propagation techniques that are easy to follow and will give you more “bang for your buck” in the cost of your plants.
 

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 Designing a Garden
Monday, April 22, 2014
 Cayce West Columbia Library Branch
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where to start when planting a garden?  Designing a garden from the beginning or trying to work around what you have? There are many elements to consider.  Let Lexington County Master Gardener Carla Brophy share some planning points to make your garden work for you.  Laying out a design and determining what you want and where will make a difference for a fabulous end result of blooms.

 

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“Tomatoes”

April 25, 2014  10:00 AM
Cooper Library
5317 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
803-787-3462
Michelle Maitland, Librarian
 Want to grow a bumper crop this summer? Join Richland County Master Gardeners and learn the secrets of growing delicious tomatoes.


May

 
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Hydrangeas
Monday, May 5, 2014
Lexington County Main Library Branch
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 What southern garden isn’t complete without a Hydrangea or two or three?  Learn how to plant, grow, & prune these magnificent flowering shrubs with Lexington County Master Gardener Ken Stevenson.  Whether you are looking to change the color of the blooms or find the perfect location for these big summer blooming plants, let a Master Gardener share some of Clemson’s research to make your garden the best it can be.

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“Gardening with Children”

May 10, 2014   2:30 PM
Eastover Library
608 Main Street
Eastover, SC  29044
803-353-8584
Madlyn Bowers, Librarian
   What goes together better than water, soil, and kids! Richland County Master Gardeners will show you fun activities for the whole family that will entice children outside to grow their own flowers and vegetables.
 
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“Shade Gardening”
May 13, 2014   5:30 PM
South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library
200 Sunset Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172
803-
785-3050
Carol Clark, Librarian
Gardening in the shade can be as fun and interesting as gardening in sunny areas.  Let Richland County Master Gardeners show you what grows well in these areas.
 
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“Propagation—Two for One”
May 23, 2014  10:00 AM
Cooper Library
5317 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
803-787-3462
Michelle Maitland, Librarian
Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you  propagation techniques that are easy to follow and will give you more “bang for your buck” in the cost of your plants.


June

 

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Heat Drought Resistant Plants
Monday, June 23, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Gaston Library Branch
A Midlands garden can thrive in our August temperatures when the right plants are included.  Lexington County Master Gardeners present the best plants for our area to handle the drought and heat. 
 
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“Gardening for the Birds”   (Children’s Program)
June 18, 2014   10:00 AM
Cooper Library
5317 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
803-787-3462
Joanna Bixler, Children’s Librarian
 Children are invited to join Arlene Marturano in an investigation of attracting birds to their yards. This program is designed specifically for children, but adults are welcome to accompany their children.

 

July

 

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 Herb Gardening
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30
Irmo Branch Library
6251 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29219
803-798-7880
Want to add a little spice to your meals?  Why not grow herbs in your garden and simply step outside to add a pinch of this or that when cooking to flavor the food.   Whether you select to do herbs in pots or in beds, come learn what works best in the Midlands.  Master Gardeners will share the planting techniques, problem pests, & solutions.  Fresh is Best!


October

Fall Vegetable Gardening
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30-7:30
Irmo Branch Library
6251 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29219
803-798-7880
A fall harvest in the Midlands?  Come learn what, where, when, and how to enjoy some home grown vegetables in your garden this fall.  

 

Sponsored by South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association