The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 10 fun, horticulturally informative and family friendly public events in March and April, including the very popular Spring Plant Sale on April 23-24.
Attendees will walk the grounds with Dr. Rogers, a local garden guru who will identify common weeks of lawns and gardens and share fascinating facts about their biology. Price includes a South Florida weed book. Attendees can bring weeds in sealed plastic bags for identification.
This hands-on workshop, with Orchid Curator Sandi Jones, will explain what orchids need—water, light, fertilizer, temperature. Attendees are encouraged to bring an orchid (up to 6”) to be evaluated and repotted or mounted. This is a hands-on interactive class, in which participants will repot their own plant with guidance from Ms. Jones. Additionally, demonstrations of various potting and mounting such as using tree fern and cork bark will be shown. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase. (Note: This class is limited to 25 participants.)
Questions about getting ready for Fall Planting will be answered in this popular and back-by-demand session, such as: Do you want to raise vegetables in a typical quarter-acre block in suburbia? Which garden beds are attractive and easy to build? Two Master Gardeners will offer tips and techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance, pest and disease control, watering efficiently, and harvesting. Attendees will learn the best way and time to start planting vegetables that grow in South Florida. This class is suited for both the garden novice and the seasoned enthusiast. Participants will receive a free packet of seeds to begin their own garden.