(09/17/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present talks on Underground Beauties and Trees for South Louisiana on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Jones Creek Branch Library at 622 Jones Creek Road.
The talks scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Louisiana Master Gardener Donna Montgomery will open the presentations with “Underground Beauties: Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes and Tubers.”
Montgomery will address her broad knowledge on selection, care, planting, fertilization and best practices. Spring-flowering bulbs are those that generally bloom in south Louisiana’s climate between February and April. They may be categorized as very early, early, midseason, late and very late. Choosing types that fall into different categories will help provide flowers over a longer season.
In addition, Louisiana Master Gardener Kathy Morris will present “Trees for South Louisiana.”
Morris’s presentation is meant to motivate attendees to add more trees to their landscapes through an overview of characteristics of the various species that grow best in this neck of the woods. The talk will include things to think about when selecting a tree, like size, needs of trees, positioning a tree for creating shade and how to plant. Morris will share photographs of many trees, including different sizes to suit all yards.
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 ebrmg.com.
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