BATAVIA, N.Y. — Join the Genesee County Master Gardeners for our monthly garden series, “Garden Talk.” Taught by Master Gardeners, programs will be held during the “lunch hour” from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. (Please note: the July program will be held on July 11.) Bring your lunch to the CCE office (420 E. Main St, Batavia) and join us. This series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
On July 11 learn about the different types of bulb lilies that can be grown in the garden such as Oriental and Trumpet. We will also discuss a relatively new invasive insect, the red lily leaf beetle, which can decimate your lilies. Learn some methods to combat this lily munching pest.
Terrariums are easy-to-make, low-maintenance gardens that can last for years. On August 1 we will demonstrate how to create a miniature world full of beautiful plants and interesting objects. Go home with a list of materials and directions so you can create your own sensational terrarium.
Have you ever thought about bringing some of your annuals inside for the winter but weren’t sure how to? Join us on September 5 to learn some tips and tricks that you can use so you can continue to enjoy a bit of summer inside this winter. We will also show you how to get your houseplants ready to come back inside.
There are hundreds of tea plantations in the world, but only one in the United States. Join us October 3 for a photo tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation located in South Carolina. The Charleston Tea Plantation is a true working tea farm and a living piece of American history.
“All about Amaryllis” will be our final program of the year on November 7. Amaryllis are known for their stunning blooms. Many of us buy or receive an amaryllis bulb around the holidays. But what do you do with the bulb after it blooms? Learn how to take care of your bulb year round so that you can enjoy its blooms for many years.
Master Gardener events will be posted on the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County website at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu/ and also on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CCEofGenesee.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
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