The Part II program will deep dive into some of the important elements of becoming a successful gardener in SW Florida. State programs such as the Florida Friendly Gardening and Master Gardener Volunteer program will be covered. Additional topics include how to use fertilizers and soil amendments, common pest recognition and chemical and biologic controls, common weed identification, good irrigation and draining techniques, selecting plants for the Southwest Florida landscape, and a recommended reading or resource list will be provided. Classroom time: 90 minutes.
Advance registration is required for all classes, as each class is limited to 25 participants. Register online at www.edisonford.org. Mask are required, and participants should bring a notebook, water bottle, sunscreen, garden gloves and comfortable walking shoes. All in-class participants will receive a 20% discount coupon toward 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.