Thursday, March 20, 2014

Backyard GardenFest and Plant Sale


The 8th annual Backyard GardenFest & Plant Sale is fast approaching!  The annual event, presented by the Polk County Master Gardeners, is April 26th.  The event will be held at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service in Bartow from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  All of the plants that will be sold are grown locally by the Master Gardeners and the focus is on Florida-Friendly Landscaping.


Workshops on butterfly gardening, rain harvesting and container gardening will be presented.



Come early to buy plants, rain barrels and yard art!  


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Lunch & Learn Workshops

Irrigation System Maintenance
Celebrate water conservation month by learning how to keep your plants
healthy and save water!
Friday, April 11, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
501 E. Lemon Street, Lakeland (Lakeland Electric Building)
To register: http://polkfyn.eventbrite.com
Perennials--Adding Color to Your Landscape
Friday, May 9, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
501 E. Lemon Street, Lakeland (Lakeland Electric Building)
To register: http://polkfyn.eventbrite.com

Designing with Edible Plants
Incorporating vegetables and other edible plants into your landscape.
Friday, June 9, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
501 E. Lemon Street, Lakeland (Lakeland Electric Building)
To register: http://polkfyn.eventbrite.com


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Live Green Festival in Lakeland this Saturday!

Spring events are in full swing around Central Florida.  Come and visit the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program this Saturday at Live Green in Munn Park, Lakeland.  The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Extension Service will be presenting a rain barrel workshop and demonstration at 11:00 a.m.  Participants will be able to purchase a rain barrel for $40.  See you there!