April Showers Bring May Gardening Series

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With May comes flowers and some great PHS Gardening Series classes that are sure to wash those rainy April days away. Join us!

Native Plants in the Landscape
Saturday, May 7. 11 am – Noon
Ivy Ridge Station
4996 Umbria Street, Philadelphia, PA

Landscape architect Michael LoFurno discusses how native plants can provide a beautiful, hardy, drought-resistant, low-maintenance landscape while benefiting the environment. Details

Hardy Summer Bulbs
Wednesday, May 11. 11 am – 2: pm
Blue Bell Library
650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA

Summer bulbs are ideal for containers and add color to mixed garden borders without taking up much space. Horticulturist Lucille Amadie will focus on how to make the most of these versatile plants. Details

Gardening with Kids
Thursday, May 12. 11 pm – 2:30 pm
Tacony Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia
6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Environmental educator Charlotte Kidd demonstrates how gardening with kids can be a rewarding learning experience for all. Details

Four Season Gardening
Tuesday, May 17. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cobbs Creek Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Environmental educator Lori Hayes shares tips on using a variety of color and plantings to make your garden sparkle all year long. Details

Color in the Garden
Wednesday, May 18. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tacony Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia
6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Environmental educator Eva Monheim will show how to effectively create and use color combinations in your garden and landscape. Details

Vegetable Gardening A Family Affair
Monday, May 23. 6 pm – 7 pm
PHS McLean Library
100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia

Vegetable gardening with children is a rewarding experience for all. Horticulturist Sally McCabe will share tips and ideas for varieties that are fun to plant and grow. Details

Invasive Plant Management
Wednesday, May 25. 1 pm – 2 pm
Upper Merion Senior Service Center
650 Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA

Horticulturist Mia Mengucci offers practical techniques for managing invasive plants, including prevention and eradication. Details

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