Gardening in Southwest Florida requires unique knowledge as it is the only state in the continental U.S. that is in USDA growing zone 10. This class is designed to provide gardeners with all the tools to un-learn previous gardening experiences and command the exciting world of tropical gardening in less than perfect soil. Part 1 will cover plant taxonomy, plant reproduction, working with SW Florida weather challenges, understanding the differences between native plants and ornamental plants and recognizing invasive plants. Palm trees will also be discussed, and a great list of resources is provided. Classroom time: 90 minutes.
Advance registration is required for all classes, as each class is limited to 25 participants. Register online at edisonford.org. Masks are required, and participants should bring a notebook, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, garden gloves and comfortable walking shoes. All in-class participants will receive a 20% discount coupon towards plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. All classes are taught by Karen M. Maxwell, horticultural specialist.
Cost: $50 Members; $75 Non-members for both classes; each class individually: $35 Members; $50 Non-members. Pre-registration for both is required before the commencement of Part 1 for the cost discount. Both classes are not required, but recommended.