Master Gardener Spring Series


Meeting Room A

Master Gardener Mar 2

March 2 - Flowers with Different Names and Shapes! Join Master Gardener Judy Stevens to learn about flowers with interesting names and shapes!
Program change: Butterflies of Iowa and Their Food, presented by Deb Walser. The twenty most common butterflies in Iowa. Wonderful photos of caterpillar and adult. Lists of the food sources for the caterpillar and the adults.

March 9 - Starting Garden Transplants At Home. Master Gardener Zora Ronan will give you all the information you need to start garden transplants successfully at home with a minimum equipment. 

March 16 - Thinking about a Home Greenhouse? – Listen and learn as Master Gardener Phil Pfister demystifies the process of setting up and operating a home greenhouse. Topics include site selection, greenhouse material options, heating and cooling requirements, cost calculations, plant care, and integrated pest management. 

March 23 - Everything Coleus. Coleus is not just your grandmother's plant anymore. Come hear Master Gardener Lori Bailey share why coleus has become the hot plant for landscapers and gardens everywhere. She will share ideas about design, containers, cultivars, propagation, care, and why every garden should include coleus.

March 30 - Why build a Rain Barrel? Why not build a Rain Barrel? As gardeners we use a lot of water to make our baskets, containers, and garden plants happy. Learn how we can save the rainwater collected off our roofs and save money too. Master Gardener Deb Walser will share the single barrels to multiple barrels that she uses in all of her gardens.