Gardening in Ascension Parish - Just Keeps Growing!

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter will continue the spring series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners. These workshops, designed for adults, are hosted by the Ascension Parish Library on the following topics:

Top Ten Tips for Top-Notch Gardens April 23 at 6 p.m. Donaldsonville

Janis Poche, Past President of Ascension Parish Master Gardeners assisted by other local master gardeners, will discuss clever gardening tips. Every profession has its “tricks of the trade.” These clever tips and timesavers evolve from our gardening experiences and other gardeners' discoveries. Learn to minimize maintenance and to maximize enjoyment in your gardens from a successful local gardener, who has quite a few “tricks up her sleeve.”  Call 473-8052 to register.

Dirt Cheap - the Gardener's Jackpot  and Participate in a Plant Swap!  April 30 at 6p.m. Gonzales

You may think, “It's only dirt,” but this easy and economical process generates a rich mulch that encourages healthy growth and bountiful harvests. The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners will discuss how to utilize an effective compost pile in your backyard to enrich your gardens and landscape. Also, bring your plants, cuttings, or seeds to exchange with other local gardeners. You will leave with a “jackpot” of new ideas and new plants for your spring garden! Call 647-3955 to register.