Master Gardeners Series for 2023

We’re planning another spectacular line-up of informative Master Gardener talks for 2023! All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 60-90 minutes.

All sessions will be held via Zoom EXCEPT for 2/27 (perennial gardening – will be a hybrid talk – come in person to Claret Hall or join via Zoom),  4/17 (tomatoes – in-person only at Claret Hall) and 5/8 (sustainable landscaping – in person only at Claret Hall).

2/27: Perennial Gardening for Season Long Beauty (HYBRID – come to Claret Hall for the in-person session or join via Zoom. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will only be held via Zoom.)

This talk provides an in-depth forum for creating and maintaining beautiful perennial gardens. It includes a discussion of design concepts, plant selection, soil preparation, on-going plant care, and sustainable practices. Recommendations for tree, shrub, and perennial plants, with an emphasis on native plants are provided.

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3/20: Native Ferns for Various Growing Seasons (via Zoom)

Ferns are an excellent addition to many types of landscapes. They can even be used for a food source. In this talk you will learn about the ferns native to the mid-Atlantic region and the many growing conditions in which they thrive.

4/17: How to Grow Great Tomatoes (In-person at Claret Hall)

Learn how to grow prolific tomato plants. Participants will learn how to maximize the yield from their plants by optimizing soil quality and moisture levels. Presentation will also focus on common tomato pests and disease and how to control and eliminate these problems.


5/8: Sustainable Landscaping/Gardening (In-person at Claret Hall)


5/22: Invasive Plants: What You Need to Know and Do About Them (via Zoom)

Invasive plants seem to be multiplying every year and are a burden to every gardener. This presentation will talk about things you need to know about invasives. It will inform you about ways to deal with them to make the right decisions for your landscape. Emphasis is on both ornamental plants and weedy species.


The Zoom links will be posted on this page and also advertised in The Villager when they become available.

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