EBR Master Gardeners present bees, roses Feb. 15 at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

(01/31/24) BATON ROUGE, La. — “Bees and the Plants They Love to Need” and “It’s Time to Get Rosy” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., by the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners Association.

Come learn about the short life cycle of bees and how their needs change with the seasons. Perhaps you can help get things buzzing around Baton Rouge.

Master Gardener Debi O’Neill is a native of Baton Rouge and has been a beekeeper since 2016. She is passionate about gardening and loves the wildflower gardens she plants in her yard that encourage and feed her bees.

The second presentation comes courtesy of Master Gardener Carol Paine, who discovered a beautiful hidden rose garden at her first home and knew she had to learn how to take care of it. She now has about 35 rose bushes in her yard and loves sharing her knowledge of them with everyone.

Many people are afraid of roses because some do require special care, but today there are many varieties that are truly carefree. If you’re interested in growing more difficult species, there are products available that make it easy.

Learn about the wide variety of species, how and when to prune them, what diseases commonly affect them and how to make them a centerpiece of your yard.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information on the 2024 Library Series and other outreach activities, visit the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association website at https://ebrmg.wildapricot.org/

2/20/2024 5:41:36 PM
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