Alachua County Gardening Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs. These programs are being offered at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.butterfly ginger

Growing Flowers from Bulbs – September 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Newberry Library Branch (110 S Seaboard Dr, Newberry, FL 32669) by Lois McNamara, Master Gardener (see attached flyer)

Many of our favorite flowers in Southern gardens grow from bulbs, including cannas, crinum lilies, amaryllis, caladiums, rain lilies, and agapanthus. This presentation will begin with a review of how to be successful with the most reliable bulbs, but will also cover some lesser-known bulbs, including dahlias, gingers, Watsonia, and lilies.

Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). Limited to 40 participants.

Cool Season Vegetable Gardening – September 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Ave., Gainesville) by Doug Collins, Master Gardener (see attached flyer)

Fall and winter are a great time to garden in Alachua County. This class will go over which plants to growand how to grow them. Cabbage, kale, broccoli and different greens will be covered.

Cost is $10.00 and will cover course material and supplies. Pre-register through Eventbrite. Limited to 50 participants. No refunds.

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit the UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. And be sure to visit their Facebook page.

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