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EVENT: Master Gardener Educational Garden Workshop Series | starts Jan. 10, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Educational Garden Workshop Series hosted by the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Master Gardener Collier County Program. We seek to educate the public in gardening practices for the SW Florida climate and to promote responsible environmental practices. The series begins Thursday, January 10, 2019.

This year’s speakers represent various backgrounds and will lecture on topics that will motivate you about SW FL gardening whether you have a plot of land or a small balcony or lanai.

To reduce paper waste, Hand-outs will be limited. Web link topic references, where applicable, will be on screen prior to each lecture. Note taking is encouraged so please come prepared.
The complete series is $40.00 or $10.00 per lecture and is open to the public.
Pre-registration is not required, but if you would like, you can purchase the
series ticket through Eventbrite


or call our office at 252-4800.
 A new feature of this year’s series is the“Ask the Master Gardener Table”. Ask
your specific gardening questions from 8:45–9:45 am. See 2nd page below for premier speakers, their topics and dates of each class.

Or you can print the presentations calendar here   

Print page 1 (below) with the directions here

Diva Plants
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Mike Gill, Manager, Driftwood Garden Center               
How to plant and maintain “Diva Plants”,
those “glamorous” Bougainvillea, Hibiscus,
Gardenias and Roses.
Going Native: Making the most of our
SW Florida Environment
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Brian Bovard, Asst. Professor,
Environmental Studies, FGCU
A look at native Florida plants and
sustainable gardening practices.
ABCs of Orchids Thursday, January 24, 2019
Twyla Leigh, County Extension Director,
UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
Everything you wanted to know about
orchids, but were afraid to ask.
Basics of Plant Propagation Thursday, January 31, 2019
Brian Galligan, VP of Horticulture, NBG
Chad Washburn, VP of Conservation, NBG
Simple propagation techniques using
seeds and cuttings that help you increase
your tropical garden’s plant palette and
save you money.
Demystifying the Ancient Japanese
Art of Bonsai
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Chris Gilbert, UF/IFAS Extension Florida
Master Gardener Collier County
A step-by-step approach illustrating age
old techniques for miniaturizing plants in
an idealized landscape.
Plant nutrition: the Need for Feed
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bob Cook, FCHP
What do lawns, trees and flowers
require? What do our soils supply?
When is fertilizer helpful and harmful?
From Lawn to Landscape
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Isabel Way, Owner, Colusa Farms
Various ground covers that enhance
curb appeal, reduce fertilizer and
pesticide use and help to conserve water.
Arsenic and Old Lace:
Poisonous Plants
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gil Long, UF/IFAS Extension Florida
Master Gardener Collier County
Plants that can cause a danger to people
and pets and safer alternatives.
Bromeliads in the Landscape
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Jon Hanson, Bromeliad Paradise, a
Bromeliad and Plumeria family owned
How to select, plant and care for
bromeliads in your landscape.
Garden Tour
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Series Card Holders Only.
Sign up begins January 31.
Tour a privately owned garden that
features many Florida friendly plants.

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