Giving garden flowers

Spring is coming fast, and it's time for gardeners to start planning and plotting for the growing season. Several free programs are coming to the Canton and Waynesville libraries during the month of March for gardeners looking for a jumpstart. Registration is recommended.

  • Small Space, Low Labor Gardening on March 1 at 2 pm at the Canton Library. Learn about square foot gardening from this free program at the Canton Library. Hughes Roberts, a certified square-foot gardening instructor and Master Gardener Volunteer will present this technique that allows for a great yield from a small space. 828-648-2924

  • Hands on Seed Starting on March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Library. This Free Giving Garden workshop will help you get your seed off to a healthy start. Learn the basics and special techniques of growing plants and take home a few seed starts of your own. 828-648-2924

  • Square Foot Gardening on Monday March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Waynesville Library. Learn about square-foot gardening, a method that produces great yield from a small space. Presented by Hughes Roberts, a certified square-foot gardening instructor.

  • All About Soils on Thursday March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Canton Library. This Giving Garden workshop will help you with all your soil questions.

  • Landscape Design Principles Wednesday March 21 at 2 p.m. at Canton library. Master Gardener Jim Janke will talk about how to analyze your site so that you don't spend time and money putting the wrong plant in the wrong place. Includes discussions of public vs. private areas, microclimates, designing for specific purposes, and some tools to make the process easier. 828-648-2924.     
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