Gardening in Ascension Parish – Just Keeps Growing!

ANITA YOUNG Ascension Parish Library

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association, under the direction of the LSU AgCenter, presents a four-part 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:

Growing Young Gardeners and Young Minds March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Dutchtown

Dr. Kiki Fontenot, Professor with the LSU AgCenter, will discuss how gardening with children can be an enjoyable and enriching pastime for both child and adult whether you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher. Discover the many ways gardening can help young minds to grow and learn strategies and activities that can inspire children to become gardeners. Call 673-8699 to register.

Too Darn Hot – But Not for Tropicals! March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Galvez

Dr. Jeff Kuehny, Professor with the LSU AgCenter and Director of the Burden Center will explore the use of colorful, dramatic tropicals in the south Louisiana landscape, and learn important information for growing these plants successfully. Don't dream about lush gardens during the warmer – even HOT - months of the year. You can create your own tropical paradise in your own backyard. Call 622-3339 to register.

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 6 p.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.