Master Gardeners to discuss native flowering shrubs, soil, fertilizer basics at Zachary Branch Library on June 17

(05/13/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present talks on native flowering shrubs and soil enrichment Thursday, June 17, at the Zachary Regional Branch Library.

The talks, scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

The library is located at 1900 Church St. in Zachary.

Louisiana Master Gardener Bob Dillemuth will discuss a variety of native shrubs notable for the beauty of their blooms. The shrubs described in Dillemuth’s presentation offer not only seasonal interest and diversity but provide habitat for birds and wildlife.

The second presentation, “Native and Commercial Soils, Fertilizer Basics and Other Additive Options,” will explain how various types of soil differ in composition and use. Louisiana Master Gardener Kerry Hawkins will also discuss the importance of soil sampling and how to interpret soil analysis reports. The presentation will include information on commonly used fertilizers as well as compost and other natural additives.

The series will go on hiatus after the Zachary program and resume Sept. 2, with talks on Louisiana Super Plants and growing orchids without a greenhouse at the Central Branch Library.

For additional information on the 2021 East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association Library Series or the association’s other outreach activities, visit the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association website at

5/13/2021 2:44:54 PM
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