Genesee County to host Garden Talk series

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The Genesee County Master Gardeners will host their 2016 Garden Talk series during the lunch hour from 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month from February through November at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 420 E. Main St., Batavia.

There is no registration required and the admission is free.

February 2–“Creating a Garden Journal” This program will discuss the benefits of keeping a journal and what information will be important for the future of your garden. A garden journal can be a valuable tool, but if it’s too complicated you won’t do it. Join Master Gardener Pam Conklin as she tells you what information is helpful to track and how to choose a method that is not too cumbersome for you. She will also give a few examples of the different ways you can keep garden records.

March 1 – “Spring Bulbs” Gorgeous spring flower bulbs are seen by many gardeners as a sign of spring. Attend an informative photo gallery presentation that goes from the earliest snow drops to late spring alliums.

April 5 –“Outwitting the Unwanted Plants in Your Garden” At this talk, learn different tips and tricks to get rid of unwanted weeds in your garden.

May 3 – “Herbes de Provence” Learn how to make a perfectly balanced herb garden. Discover how to plant a well-rounded variety whether it be a large outdoor space or a small kitchen garden. Herbes de Provence refers to the herbs typical of the Provence region of France.

Future topics and other Master Gardener events will be posted on the Cornell Cooperative Extension of the Genesee County website and also on their Facebook page.

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