How to Get Your Gardening Questions Answered
An array of flowers are blooming all over the city. Growing a garden may be easy for some, but it can be confusing for others. Here are some solutions to ease your gardening nerves.
Brad Wallace and his wife Susan were planting flowers along the front of their home today. He says the amount of sun is important, "Year after year, I just kind of think about what grows here based on the amount of sun we get."
They say the key to gardening is simply trial and error, "We have definitely learned that you have to water."
Brad recommends saving time and money by not trying to fight nature, "Plant plants that are meant for full sun in full sun. Things that are meant for part shade or part sun in the right areas."
Master Gardener Pam Crown says tinkering in your yard is a great way to start gardening, "You shouldn't be scared of your plants because even if they're doing poorly if you dig them up and move them some place that suits them better."
Crown says one mistake she sees a lot, is putting plants that need different conditions, too close together, "They will plant perennials that need water and like dry conditions together so that they cannot give them the right amount of water."
You can see it and you can smell it. Spring is in the air. If you have any questions about what to grow or how to grow certain plants in your garden. Master Gardens is holding a free Lunch & Learn session tomorrow afternoon right here at 1418 Armory Dr in Charlotte.
You'll learn things like the key to having happy, healthy plants. Pam Crown says, "Part of the class is going to talk about how do you deal with clay soil so that you have a successful garden."
Getting your soil ready is critical says Pam, "Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with your land, with your community and with yourself. It is peaceful, it is enjoyable, and I hate exercise its great exercise."
Tomorrow's class is open to anyone wanting to learn more about gardening. For more information log onto Master Gardener's Website
Master Gardeners will hold a Plant Sale Saturday April 28, 2012 at the Farmer's Market on Yorkmont. Proceeds from the plant sale raise money for educational programs throughout Mecklenburg County. Call the Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Hotline at 704-336-4011for more info.
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