Date(s) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Genesee County Master Gardeners will “Catch the Gardening Bug” with four gardening-themed classes this spring. All classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main St., Batavia.
Pre-registration is required; class size is limited and classes may fill up. To register, contact Rachel at 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by the office.
Wednesday, March 31 – “Seed Starting 101” Starting plants from seed is a great way for gardeners to take their hobby to the next level. There’s something incredibly satisfying about seeing a plant blooming in your garden or harvesting a vegetable from a plant that you once held as a tiny seed in your hand. It also opens the door to thousands of new varieties that you may never find at the local nursery. Starting your own seeds can be intimidating, but with the right tools and timing, seed starting is remarkably fun and easy. Registration is required by March 25. Fee $10 per person.
Tuesday, April 7 – “Oh Canada!” See a variety of Canadian gardens — tulips in Ottawa in the spring, summer in the prairies, fall in Vancouver and winter at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario. Registration is required by April 1. Fee $5 per person.
Wednesday, April 22 – “Everybody Loves Hostas!” Hostas have lush foliage and are usually grown for their impact in the shade garden. Even better, these perennials are reliable, easy to grow, and readily available. The presenter will discuss the different types of hostas and how to best grow them including diseases, division and more. Lavish photos will show different hostas as well as ideas for landscaping. Be careful! What starts out as just one or two plants can quickly grow into a passion for collecting. Registration is required by April 15. Fee $10 per person.
Wednesday, April 29 – “The Power of Flowers in Your Garden” Supporting pollinators is a vital conversation point in the gardening community. Join the discussion on developing a garden rich in biological diversity that supports pollinators indigenous to our region. The presentation will look closely at key garden elements that support the birds, bees and butterflies that pollinate our gardens. Registration is required by April 22. Fee $10 per person.