East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners Library Series will present a talk on “Propagation” at the Central Branch on Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to grab a cutting from your mom’s or neighbor’s yard, or even the side of the road, and try to make it grow in your own yard? Master Gardener Cheri Fasy will describe the many ways plants are propagated, and she will be assisted by a number of master gardeners who will actually demonstrate the process.
A second set of presentations on “Hydrangeas” and “Camellias” will take place at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you’re looking for a garden flower with show appeal, hydrangeas are truly stunning as large gloves of flowers cover this shrub in spring and summer. Although they may seem high maintenance, Advanced Master Gardener Leo Broders will show that with the right conditions and care, hydrangeas are actually easy to grow. The topics of pest management, pruning, fertilizing, and propagation will also be covered. Afterward, we’ll take a look at camellias with Master Gardener Bob Dillemuth who is considered to be an expert on the flower. Camellias may seem to require a lot of attention, but if they are planted in the right place in the right way, they can provide beautiful flowers all throughout the fall and winter months. Bob will cover selection, care, and the different varieties that thrive in our area.
All presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, visit here.