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Leu Gardens gardening classes: January 2014

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The January 2014 class schedule is now available. Leu Gardens provides a wide variety of gardening and garden themed classes to those in the Central Florida area (and many that drive from quite a distance). Why not start your year off with some great classes and new gardening ideas? All classes are held at the beautiful Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida. Please note that all classes require pre-registration.

GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING CLASSES:

Basics of Square Foot Gardening
Thursday, January 9 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)

Square Foot Gardening is "a system of gardening” developed by Mel Bartholomew that uses 4 foot by 4 foot plots subdivided into 1-foot squares for growing a specific number of a particular type of vegetable to maximize space and facilitate ease of maintenance. Come and learn how to grow more fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers in less space than you thought possible.

Register: squarefootbasics.eventbrite.com

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

The Camellia-Queen of the Winter Garden
Saturday, January 11 (9:30 am-11:30 am)

Leu Gardens has the largest collection of camellias on the East Coast. What better way to see all these beautiful camellias in bloom then to join the Gardens’ Director, Robert Bowden on a walking tour of the signature collection of Leu Gardens. Selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and general culture will also be discussed.

Register: camelliaclass.eventbrite.com

Fee: $16 (Members $10)

Planting for Honey Bees & Native Pollinators
Saturday, January 11 (1:30 pm-3:00 pm)

Discover how to garden with year round blooms attracting honey bees and native pollinators to your yard. Learn about the different types of flowers and plants and the pollinators they attract seasonally. Investigate native bee nesting sites and ways to encourage native bees to make a home in a dwelling you provide.

Register: honeybeeplantings.eventbrite.com

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

Keys to Green Gardening
Wednesday, January 15 (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Learn how to create and maintain your dream garden and successfully work with design professionals and landscape and maintenance contractors. You will be empowered to 'do it yourself' or hire others to create a water-wise use garden with cold hardy, low maintenance plantings that follow the Florida Friendly Landscape principles. Handout included.

Register: keystogreengardening.eventbrite.com

Fee: $20 (Members $14)

Yes You Can! Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces (Part of a series)
Saturday, January 25 (9:30 am-11:30 am)

You don't need a farm to grow fresh vegetables. Come to think of it, you don't really even need a garden. Plant breeders know that after taste, home gardeners want a high yield in a small space, so they've been developing more varieties that can grow in a small foot print or even live in containers all year long. Join the Gardens' Director and five star rated Amazon.com author in this informative presentation on small space gardening. Packets of space saving seeds will be available to attendees.

Fee: $16 (Members $10)

Vines and Groundcovers
Wednesday, January 22 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

Flowering vines can add privacy, disguise harsh landscape elements, and give an aura of beauty. Groundcovers, on the other hand, are used most effectively in areas where mowing turf is undesirable. In trouble areas, certain plants can be used to create a stable and practical groundcover to limit maintenance and enhance the visual aspect of the landscape. Enjoy a power point presentation on the vines and groundcovers that are appropriate to use in Central Florida.

Register: vinesandgroundcovers.eventbrite.com

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

Amazing World of Succulents
Thursday, January 23 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)

Succulents and cacti are a great way to add low maintenance plants to your landscape. Join us as we discuss the plants, designs, care and propagation that will make succulents a major part of your garden.

Register: worldofsucculents.eventbrite.com

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

NATURE CLASSES:

Planting for Honey Bees & Native Pollinators
Saturday, January 11 (1:30 pm-3:00 pm)

Discover how to garden with year round blooms attracting honey bees and native pollinators to your yard. Learn about the different types of flowers and plants and the pollinators they attract seasonally. Investigate native bee nesting sites and ways to encourage native bees to make a home in a dwelling you provide.

Register: honeybeeplantings1.eventbrite.com

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

For more information: Call the Education Department at (407) 246-3621 or email linda.schmidt@cityoforlando.net.

Registration is available at leugardens.eventbrite.com or by calling Linda Schmidt at 407.246.3621. Registration forms may be submitted via fax at 407.246.2849 or email to linda.schmidt@cityoforlando.net.

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