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Lincoln County Master Gardener’s spring education series

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:19 am

Growing Healthy Trees
Wednesday, February 27
6:30-8 p.m. – Mike Rhodes
Learn how to select, plant, and care for trees during their life-cycle. Pruning is included in this class from one of our Gardeners, an experienced arborist.

All about the Birds & Bees
Thursday, March 7
7-8:30 p.m. – JoAnn Hill
Learn how to attract birds, bees, and butterflies! You can create a sanctuary for these valuable pollinators.
Bulbs, Rhizomes, & Tubers
Thursday, March 14
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Dana Pittman
Start the season off with color!
Learn to be successful with spring and summer flowering bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes.
Growing For Wildlife
Saturday, March 16
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Desiree Rutherford
Learn how to plant to attract wildlife away from your edible garden. This is a valuable class for both flower and vegetable gardeners.

Missouri Hardwoods
Wednesday, March 27
6:30-8 p.m. – Dean Reaka
What do you want to know about our native hardwoods? Come learn about some of the hardiest Missouri trees from a certified Master Gardener. A free seedling for each person!

Kids Earth Day
Recycling Project
Saturday, April13
10:30 a.m. -Noon – Christy Darren
Come and investigate ways to repurpose some common household items. Proudly take home your projects!

Pasture Management
Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m.-Noon – Desiree Rutherford
Are you a horse lover? Do you graze cattle? Learn some techniques to manage and enhance your pasture for hay and livestock production.

Glorious Roses
Thursday, April 25
6:30-8 pm – Dana Pittman
Enjoy the beauty and fragrance a rose garden. Learn to care of roses with guides for planting, insect control, diseases, and maintenance.
To enroll in classes, or for more information on class fees, please call the University of Missouri, Extension Troy office, 636-528-4613 or email  If leaving a voice message please allow a Lincoln County Master Gardener a day or two to return your call as it is are a volunteer organization.