EBR Master Gardeners present cutting gardens, raised beds April 4 at Zachary Branch Library

(03/19/24) BATON ROUGE, La. — If you love to have fresh flowers decorating your home or are determined to grow your own vegetables this spring, attend the Master Gardeners Library Series at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. for programs on cutting gardens and raised beds.

Joy Boudreaux has been a Master Gardener since 2011. Born in New Orleans to parents who were both camellia judges, she became enthralled with them and ended up becoming one of the youngest camellia judges herself at the age of 15.

Boudreaux went on to study horticulture at LSU and, after being involved with the family citrus business, she was asked to grow and sell cut flowers and became a licensed flower grower. She will show attendees many of the tricks she has learned in selecting and growing plants that will produce wonderful flowers you can use to grace your home.

Advanced Master Gardener Kerry Hawkins is a retired engineer who became fascinated with the plant world. He has always wanted to figure out how things work, and gardening has provided him with a never-ending search for solutions. He will delve into not only raised beds, but containers of all kinds, even new bags that are being used to grow today. Attendees will explore with him the commonalities and differences and see visual examples of different interpretations of each type of container.

All programs are free and open to the public.

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

3/19/2024 7:20:16 PM
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