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

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.

2017 Workshops

 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 6:00 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 6:00 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

LCMGV
August 23rd, 2017 1:00 pm 
COLOR IN THE WINTER GARDEN

Who says winter gardens are dull and boring? Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most. Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter. Fall is the best time to plant!
Irmo Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29212

LCMGV
August 28th, 2017 6:00 pm
HEAT AND DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS
Our hot, dry southern summers make it difficult to have lush, green plants and colorful blooms. Learn about some of our favorite summer plants that can take the heat and drought.
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072

LCMGV
September 12th, 2017 6:30 pm
HOUSEPLANTS FOR CLEAN AIR
What plants are best to maintain in your home? What are the benefits for you? Come learn about wonderful plants for your home in the Midlands.
Cayce, West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

LCMGV
September 16th, 2017 10:00 am
COLOR IN THE WINTER GADEN
Who says winter gardens are dull and boring? Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most. Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter. Fall is the best time to plant!
Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123

 

LCMGV
September 18th, 2017 2:00 pm
WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING
Interested in trying your hand at growing winter vegetables? Come to learn the details of growing some of the “all stars” in a cool season vegetable garden Find out how to avoid problems by utilizing tricks of the trade to set the stage for a bumper crop.
Gaston Library, 214 South Main Street Gaston, SC 29053

LCMGV
September 18th, 2017 6:00 pm
COLOR IN THE WINTER GADEN
Who says winter gardens are dull and boring? Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most. Take a look at some plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden in the winter. Fall is the best time to plant!
Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072
LCMGV
October 7th, 10:00 am
COMPOSTING
Come learn the recipe to make a perfect and natural soil amendment for your garden. Food scraps and yard waste can be recycled to make what gardeners call Black Gold for your plants.

Pelion Library, 206 Pine Street Pelion, SC 29123
LCMGV
October 10th, 6:30 pm
PROPAGATION
Come learn the recipe to make a perfect and natural soil amendment for your garden. Food scraps and yard waste can be recycled to make what gardeners call Black Gold for your plants.

Cayce West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

 

LCMGV
October 16th, 2017 6:00 pm
WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING
Interested in trying your hand at growing winter vegetables? Come to learn the details of growing some of the “all stars” in a cool season vegetable garden Find out how to avoid problems by utilizing tricks of the trade to set the stage for a bumper crop.

Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road Lexington, SC 29072 

 

LCMGV
October 16th, 6:00 pm
PROPAGATION
Come learn the recipe to make a perfect and natural soil amendment for your garden. Food scraps and yard waste can be recycled to make what gardeners call Black Gold for your plants.

Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006

 

LCMGV
October 17th, 6:00 pm
SUCCULENTS
Succulents plants are always in style. With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions. While some types of succulents ha ve somewhat exacting care requirements, most are easy to grow because they evolved with special water-storage tissues that allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants.

Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Avenue, Swansea, SC 29160

 

LCMGV
November 13th, 2017 6:00 pm
PERENNIAL EDIBLE GARDENS
Eat your yard! We aren’t talking about tomatoes, squash, and the usual annuals that we plant every year. Learn about perennial edible plants that can keep giving year after year.

Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory Street Batesburg, SC 29006
LCMGV
November 14th, 2017 6:00 pm
SHADE GARDENING
Lexington Master Gardeners will share Clemson Extension’s tried and true tips for gardening in the shade. The program will include suggestions for planting and learning how to turn your garden into an oasis to enjoy.
Swansea Library, 199 N. Lawrence Avenue, Swansea, SC 29160

 

 

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.