Brainerd Public Library Monthly Presentations

U OF M EXTENSION CROW WING COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS


2021 Gardening Presentations at the Brainerd Public Library held remotely until further notice

Presentations are facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose mission is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574 or clicking the link below

All CLASSES ARE FROM 12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM

April 13, 2021: Jackie Burkey presents “Trees: Choose Wisely and Plant Properly” Which tree should you choose? How big will it get? What is the best way to plant it? How do you take care of your new planting for the first year or two? Learn what the latest research shows should guarantee a leafy success.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:

https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_enJbujNFTxKNAe2RbcaPkw”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

May 11, 2021: Jackie Burkey presents “Flower Gardening for Beginners” For brand new gardeners who want to add some color to their lives. An easy-going overview of the basics to help you get started brightening up your world. This class is designed for first-time gardeners and whatever questions they have, but experienced growers might also pick up a tip or two!

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3sGeNmG8T7SgvsL9Vg2oRA”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

June 8, 2021: Jennifer Knutson presents “Hostas from Minis to Giants” Hostas are the stars of the shade garden and range in size from miniature to giant. Cultivation information will be provided on best practices for planting, care, pest resistance and other factors important to the success of growing hostas. Suggestions for using hostas in the landscape will also be given.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AaJ5MvQ7TCerd-TEzGHgcA”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

July 13, 2021: Jennifer Knutson presents “Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden” Fill your landscape with a variety of seed and nectar-bearing plants and you will fill it with hummingbirds, songbirds, and butterflies. Information will be provided on how you can attract more birds and butterflies to your gardens by creating a suitable habitat.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_klxq9ZVQTAuy4qC1Cvtc-A”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

August 10, 2021: Sally Jacobsen presents “Help! The Weeds are Winning!” Weed control basics to keep you a happy gardener.
In the spring, we all start with great expectations for our gardens, but by mid-summer, we’re suddenly shocked by all the unwanted, invading weeds. What happened? Learn how to identify, prevent, and control common weeds, and if all else fails how to live with them or even eat them.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XA7asIs_TEO-sHqyZbNapQ”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

September 14, 2021: Jennifer Knutson presents “Peonies and Clematis: Two Old-Fashioned Favorites” The peony is one of the most popular and showy of the garden perennials grown in Minnesota gardens. Clematis are bold and beautiful climbing plants. Information will be presented on the different types of peonies and clematis, how to care for them, and some companion plants that combine well with them in a garden.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XA7asIs_TEO-sHqyZbNapQ”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.