University of Maryland Extension

Library Workshops

Library Workshops, conducted by Master Gardeners in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, are designed to educate the public by presenting useful information from basic gardening facts to in-depth gardening practices, with an awareness of the gardener's responsibility to the entire ecosystem. Knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer participants' gardening questions. All events are from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and are free and open to everyone who has an interest in gardening, regardless of skill level or garden size.

2021 Events

February 20:
Seed Starting Indoors
Master Gardener Virtual Workshop
10:00-11:30 AM

Whatever the weather, you can start your vegetable or flower garden now! Anne Arundel County Master Gardener Lisa Winters will give the “in’s and out’s” of germinating seeds successfully. You’ll find out how to start your favorite veggies along with which flower seeds will grow into plants that can repel hungry insects and attract pollinators. Lisa has extensive vegetable growing knowledge and will offer practical solutions to those problems you know will happen. You’ll receive good information whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or have been growing zucchini for years. There is always more to learn!

February 27:
Master Gardeners: Mulch Matters and Gardening For Birds
Master Gardener Virtual Workshop
11:00-12:30 AM

Gather 'round the computer for a Zoom presentation on Saturday February 27 from 11am to 12:30pm. Mulch Matters is a new PowerPoint topic from the AA County Master Gardeners given by Annie Hillary. We'll find out about types of mulch and how to avoid slow tree death by "mulch volcano." Then Virgil Davis' PowerPoint will give you tips on welcoming birds into the garden by planting flowers and trees that birds crave. Before you know it, birds will be flocking to your garden for food and shelter.

March 20:
Hostas and Gardening for Monarchs
Master Gardener Virtual Workshop
10:00-11:30 AM

Jane Chouinard shows us the many and varied colors and patterns of Hosta plants and how to keep them looking good. Ginny Klocko shares photos of Monarch butterflies in their quest for survival. Join them on their journey for food and shelter.

Hosted by the staff at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library in collaboration with the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program Library Workshops Project.

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