2020 Gardening Presentations at the Library
Please register here or by calling 218-829-5574
Schedule as follows:
Tuesday, January 14 Jackie Burkey Indoor Gardening: House Plants
Improve your indoor green thumb with this look at how to care for your houseplants. Learn what your indoor plants do and don’t need, some common problems, and the best way to root cuttings. Ignore winter and green up your surroundings!
Tuesday, February 11 JoAnn Weaver Garden Sheds
Have you ever wished for a small private space where, if only for a few minutes, you could find an escape from the daily routine? Would a neat and tidy spot to store garden tools and equipment be just the ticket? Answering “yes” to either question could mean that you need a garden shed! This presentation offers a variety of ideas for creating a shed that meets your requirements.
Tuesday, March 10 Jennifer Knutson Add a Vertical Element to the Garden with Vines
Climbing vines have a special charm that goes beyond adding vertical interest to a garden. They can have a softening effect on a fence, add beauty to garden
structures, or act as a screen. Their lush leaves and appealing flowers decorate the landscape with color and texture. Some provide edible or ornamental fruit, late-season decorative seedpods, colorful fall foliage, or fragrance. Popular perennial and
annual vines will be discussed in this presentation.
Tuesday, April 14 JoAnn Weaver How to Design a Beautiful Entry Garden
First impressions set the tone for how welcoming your home appears to visitors! This presentation addresses design elements key to creating an entry garden that is
both interesting and inviting. Included in this discussion will be guidelines for plant selection suitable for this growing zone.
Tuesday, May 12 Jennifer Knutson Lilies: Aristocrats of the Garden
Lilies are an elegant, colorful addition to the flower garden and landscape. You can have lilies blooming from mid-June through mid-September by choosing a combination of cultivars. This seminar will provide information on the planting and care of lilies, pests and diseases, and suggestions for garden uses. Lilies that grow well in our northern climate will be featured.
Tuesday, June 9 JoAnn Weaver The Kitchen Garden Revisited
A beautiful garden feeds the soul and fills the cupboards. Growing food that goes from garden to table can provide great satisfaction and save you money as well. Learn how to plan, plant and maintain a garden that includes an attractive combination of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
Tuesday, July 14 Jennifer Knutson Daylilies: Delightful and Diverse
Hemerocallis (daylily) just may be the perfect perennial. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They are adaptable, easy to grow and relatively disease and pest free. Information on the various flower forms, color patterns, and flower features will be presented. Selecting the best daylilies for your garden, planting tips and care will also be discussed.
Tuesday, August 11 JoAnn Weaver Preserving Nature’s Bounty
Looking for something new to enhance your culinary efforts? Learn how to safely preserve fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Included in the presentation will be information on selecting ingredients, equipment, and traditional techniques.
Tuesday, September 8 Jennifer Knutson Spring Blooming Bulbs for Northern Gardens
Bulbs are a great addition to northern gardens! Information will be presented on ten easy-care bulbs, what to look for when purchasing them, proper site and
soil preparation, good watering and fertilizing practices, and landscape design considerations.
Tuesday, October 13 JoAnn Weaver Garden Cleanup Reconsidered
At this time of year, the rush is on to clean up the perennial beds and empty out containers. Take a minute, reconsider the traditional garden “to-do” list and leave some things undone. This presentation offers information on how to change your gardening behavior and provide a hospitable place for wildlife, improve plant health, preserve soil structure and last but not least present an interesting and inviting winter landscape.
Tuesday, November 10 Jackie Burkey Flower Gardening for Beginners
For absolute beginning gardeners who want to add some color to their lives. An easy-going class to help you get started. Weather, soil, seeds or plants, tools, pests – a quick overview of all of it. Learn how to survive winter by dreaming of next summer’s blooms and build a beginner’s holiday wish list.
Tuesday, December 8 Jennifer Knutson Plants of the Bible
Dozens of flowers, herbs, trees, and plants are mentioned in the Bible. Information will be presented on some of the plants that most often appear in Scripture and can be grown in northern Minnesota gardens. Some of the legends of the healing properties possessed by plants in the Bible will be discussed. You may
want to design your own Scripture garden!