2013 Adams County MG Spring Craft Series
As always, spring brings lots of activity, emotion, beauty and excitement! We, as Master Gardeners get to enjoy our own gardening activities, as well as help others learn how to enjoy theirs. In our quest for teaching, we have developed a spring craft series that will give participants an opportunity to create art that will enhance the beauty of
the plants growing in the garden. The entire series will take place at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call Penn State Extension at 334-6271 for more information and to register.
Our series begins on Saturday, May 4 in conjunction with the Spring Gardening Event. We will be learning about container gardening: learning about what plants go well together, and how to arrange them. There will be two sessions, 9 am and 11 am. Containers, soil and plants are provided. The cost for this workshop is $15.00.
Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm will be our next project. This project will focus on garden art. We will be making flowers from glassware, and chimes for our garden. You will be picking glassware from our motley assortment, or you can bring your own glassware. We will be making the chimes from silverware! The art we create at this class will be unique to
each person and one of a kind! The fee for this class is $15.00.
Clay pots have become a "must have" in the garden. Typically, we use them as containers with plants for focal points in the garden or group them on the deck or patio to create a splash of color. For our next workshop on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm we will be using clay containers for something different in the garden. We will be creating a garden
ornament resembling a frog! This will look great in the vegetable garden or perennial garden! What an inexpensive way to add some whimsy to the garden! The fee for this class is $15.
Monday, May 20 will be our last workshop of the series. This class will focus on a living wreath. Living wreaths can be made with many different types of plants, often times sedums and sempervirens are used. However, this year we will be using herbs. By using herbs, we will create a decorative wreath that can be used for the kitchen, as well as
used in your dťcor on your patio or deck. Using moss, we will create a natural holder for the potting soil that will support the herbs. The cost for this class is $20.
Pre-registration is required for this series, and there are limited spots for each session. Be sure to register early so you can be sure to participate in these fun workshops! Call Penn State Extension, Adams County: 717-334-6271 or stop by 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204, Gettysburg for more information or to register.
Not only do our Master Gardeners facilitate fun classes like this, but we are also available on Mondays and Fridays from 10am Ė 2pm at the Extension office to answer your gardening questions. Have a question about how to plant your vegetable garden, or maybe one of your shrubs is declining and you canít quite figure out why. Talking to a Master
Gardener may be the help you need to work through some of these gardening problems. Samples are often needed to identify a disease or insect problem, so take advantage of the Master Gardener on staff during our hotline hours. Pictures are helpful as well, so bring in as much information as you can to help us help you.
Enjoy this gardening season! Take advantage of our services and expertise by participating in our workshops and utilizing our trained Master Gardeners to help you have a wonderful season.
"Spring Gardening Event, sponsored by the Master Gardeners will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 9am Ė 1pm. Activities include our annual plant sale, garden yard sale, garden tours, kidís activities, composting, and Ask the Expert."
Penn State Cooperative Extension of Adams County is located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204, Gettysburg. Call 334-6271.