Master Gardeners Series

The series of Master Gardeners presentations has gone VIRTUAL! The FREE presentations are given by  the Master Gardeners of Howard County. Learn tips & tricks from experts that you can use in your own garden!

Pre-registration is required by sending an email to in order to receive the Zoom meeting i.d. and password. Confirmations will be sent out the week of the event.

Upcoming Zoom Sessions

Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m.: Putting the Flower Garden to Bed for Winter

This talk addresses the clean-up of annual beds, dividing perennials, planting of bulbs, establishment of new beds to be planted in the spring, prepping tools for their hiatus, winter deer-proofing, and other tips.

Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m.: Forcing Bulbs for an Early Spring

Force spring bulbs for conventional indoor bloom or outdoor pots and window boxes. Includes step-by-step directions for preparing the soil, planting the bulbs, chilling and storing bulbs to facilitate blooming, choice of bulbs and containers, and suggestions for attractive arrangement in planters.

Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m.: Perennial Gardening

Create and maintain beautiful perennial gardens. Learn about 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.

Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.: Decking the Halls with Natural Materials

Materials found on the forest floor, in the supermarket, and in the winter garden can be turned into decorations to instill the warmth of the holiday season into your home. Tips on creating a variety of items will be shared.

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