Louisiana Iris: From the Wild to the Garden
Patrick O'Connor, Iris Hybridizer & Board Member of the Society of Louisiana Irises
March 3, 6:30 PM, Gonzales Library
Discussion of the five native species of Louisiana iris and their history, the early discovery of these plants and their progress to modern cultivars through hybridization, current efforts to preserve the wild form, and the growing culture of the irises in water and regular garden soil. To register call the Gonzales Library at (225) 647-3955.
Give Plants the Soil They Need: Customizing Your Own Potting Soil for Containers and Gardens
Dr. Ed Bush, LSU - School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
March 24, 6:30 PM, Galvez Library
Quality soil mixes are ideal for establishing healthy plants. We will explore types of soil mixes for different applications such as containers, hanging baskets, raised beds, and garden beds. To register call the Galvez Library at (225) 622-3339.
F1 Hybrids: Not Your Grandmothers Flowers
Cindy Moran, Licensed Landscape Horticulturist
April 7, 6:30 PM, Dutchtown Library
Discover how new and improved genetics make flower gardening rewarding and less labor intensive. Cindy will discuss how interspecific crosses have revolutionized flowers and foliage in gardens. Learn how to make the important decisions in selecting seasonal color. To register call the Dutchtown Library at (225) 673-8699.
Spring Plant Swap + Gardening Tip and Questions
Panel of Ascension Master Gardeners
April 28, 6:00 PM, Gonzales Library
A panel of Ascension Master Gardeners will have gardening tips and answer any of your gardening questions. Then you will have an opportunity to participate in an old-fashioned tradition - a pant swap! Bring your labeled plants, cuttings, bulbs, or seeds to exchange with local gardeners. You will leave with lots of information as well as new plants for your garden. To register call the Gonzales Library (225) 647-3955.
Seating for each workshop is limited. Register by contacting the corresponding library listed above. For more information contact Horticulture Agent Mariah Simoneaux at the Ascension Parish LSU AgCenter.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture