CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for the Carver-Scott Extension 2018 Library Class Series
Beginning Vegetable Gardening
Where do I start? Attend our informative class and learn the basics of soil preparation, seeds, timing, managing pests, harvesting, etc.
Annuals: Summer Stars
True annual flowers live out their life cycle in one year from seed to death. Lucky for us, their blooms are often larger and showier than anything else in the garden. Take a look at some of the newest and best selections for bedding, containers or quick-growing screens, including many tender perennial choices.
Flowers for Pollinators
With the continuing issues in bee populations, we need to ensure our gardens are a healthy landscape for bees and other pollinators. Learn about pollination, pollinators and how to create a pollinator friendly garden. Feeding pollinators helps feed the planet.
Just about anything can be a container and just about anything can be grown in containers. Learn the secrets to successful container gardening, how to design ornamental containers and some suggested container plants.
Minnesota’s Poisonous Plants
Although most plants are beneficial to humans in some way, many also include toxins that are harmful if used incorrectly. We will look at common cultivated plants, edibles, native outdoor plants and invasives that we should avoid while enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful state.
Fruit Trees for your Home and Garden
Give yourself a treat. Learn how to choose the best fruit trees for your home and garden. Fruit trees provide early spring flowers for beauty, fragrance and pollinating along with fruit for delicious eating. Join us as we talk about the variety of fruit trees available and learn how to select, grow, maintain and harvest the fruit.
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
The best time to prune is in the winter. Learn how to prune correctly whether shaping trees or shrubs.
Save money and expand the number of varieties available for your garden by starting your own plants from seed. Timing, materials and seed selection will be covered along with hints and instructions for saving your own seeds from year to year.
Anyone who has trees has a shade issue. Find out how to make that shade work for you with proper perennials and shrubs.
Learn about plants that will be the appropriate size for Fairy Gardens.
Better Gardens, Less Work
Learn ways to maximize your garden output while minimizing your work input. Simple things that will make your summer gardening easier.