September Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs for September 2018. These programs are being offered by the Alachua County Master Gardeners.

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

Popular southern flowers that grow from bulbs include Cannas, Crinum Lilies, Amaryllis, Caladiums, Rain Lilies, and Agapanthus. This presentation begins with a review of how to be successful with the most reliable bulbs, and covers some lesser-known bulbs including dahlias, gingers, Watsonia, and lilies.  

View the Growing Flowers from Bulbs flyer.

The workshop is free, but participants must register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). It is limited to 40 participants.

Cool Season Vegetable Gardening – September 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Ave., Gainesville) by Doug Collins, Master Gardener

This class teaches which plants grow in colder weather, and how to grow them. Cabbage, kale, broccoli, and different greens are covered.

View the Cool Season Vegetable Gardening flyer.

Participants must register online. The registration fee is $10.00 and includes course material and supplies. Limited to 50 participants. There are no refunds for registration fees.

For more information about these programs, call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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