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Schedule of Classes

 

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

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GPlogo smallest 3Garden Presentations are workshops that offer a variety of ideas and opportunities for the Midlands Gardener.

(Clemson Cooperative Extension Services offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and its an equal opportunity employer.)

2017 Workshops

LCMGV
January 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.
CRAPE MYRTLES
A discussion of the many features that make the Crape Myrtle such a desirable plant. Illustrates the diversity in form and colors. Describes how to plant and properly care for them. Explains misconceptions that lead to improper pruning “Crape Murder” and how to help a plant recover.
Presented by Claude Jackson, Lexington Master Gardener
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

 

 LCMGV
January 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.
HARDSCAPES IN THE GARDEN
Hardscapes are man made objects, often of wood, metal or plastic, that add
contrast and beauty to your garden. They can be as simple as adding a trellis to
raise a beautiful vine, installing a wood planter for your prize hosta, or designing
a unique water feature. You can actually make many of these items yourself
Presented by John Dickerson, Lexington Master Gardener
Cayce West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

 

LCMGV
February 4, 2017 10:00 a.m.
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 the Lexington Master Gardeners.
Presented by Ivy Rice, Lexington Master Gardener
Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

 

LCMGV
February 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.
GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS
Attract a variety of birds to your yard by providing food and shelter in your
garden. . Learn what plants provide seeds, fruit, and protein sources. Beautify
your garden with plants AND birds!
Presented by David Brown, Lexington Master Gardener
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

 

LCMGV
March 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.
HUMMINGBIRD GARDENS
Provides some background on ruby throated hummingbirds in South Carolina –
interesting facts about their traits and behavior. Discusses how to design a
backyard habitat that will attract and keep them coming back – plants, feeders,
other elements needed to keep hummers happy. Discusses some threats that
these birds face and how to counteract them.
Presented by Gayle Gilson, Lexington Master Gardener
Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Ave. Swansea, SC 29160

 

LCMGV
March 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.
HARDSCAPES IN THE GARDEN
Hardscapes are man made objects, often of wood, metal or plastic, that add
contrast and beauty to your garden. They can be as simple as adding a trellis to
raise a beautiful vine, installing a wood planter for your prize hosta, or designing
a unique water feature. You can actually make many of these items yourself
Presented by John Dickerson, Lexington Master Gardener
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

 

LCMGV
March 28, 2017 6:00 p.m.
NATIVE PLANTS
Native plants are lower maintenance and hardier to grow than imported plants,
along with the added bonus of being beneficial to our environment. Learn about
the varied choices you have to add native plants to your landscaping and how
they can improve your micro-ecosystem.
Presented by Gene Allen, Lexington Master Gardener
Cayce West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

 

LCMGV
April 3, 2017 2:00 p.m.
SUCCULENTS
The woodland garden seeks to capture the spirit of the deciduous forest. This
program outlines strategies for celebrating the natural forest in the designed
landscape.
Presented by Gayle Gilson, Lexington Master Gardener
Gaston Library, 214 South Main Street Gaston, SC 29053

 

LCMGV
April 10, 2017 6:00 p.m.
CRAPE MYRTLES
A discussion of the many features that make the Crape Myrtle such a desirable plant.
Illustrates the diversity in form and colors. Describes how to plant and properly care
for them. Explains misconceptions that lead to improper pruning “Crape Murder” and
how to help a plant recover.
Presented by Claude Jackson, Lexington Master Gardener
Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006

 

LCMGV
April 12, 2017 2:00 p.m.
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.
Presented by Barbara Whitaker, Lexington Master Gardener
Irmo Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29212

 

 LCMGV
April 25, 2017 6:00 p.m.
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.
Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener
Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Ave. Swansea, SC 29160

 

LCMGV
April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m.
GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS
Attract a variety of birds to your yard by providing food and shelter in your
garden. . Learn what plants provide seeds, fruit, and protein sources. Beautify
your garden with plants AND birds!
Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener
Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

 

LCMGV
May 15, 2017 6 pm
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.
Presented by Deane Louise Greene, Lexington Master Gardener
Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006

 

LCMGV
May 15, 2017 6 pm
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 the Lexington Master Gardeners.
Presented by David Brown, Lexington Master Gardener
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people
of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability,
political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal
opportunity employer.