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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Bulbs 101 on Oct. 19

The York County Public Library and York-Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension Office are partnering to bring Master Gardeners to the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries in 2019. The Mastering Your Garden series will feature a variety of weekend gardening seminars for every interest and experience level.

  • Thrive With Houseplants on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Tabb Library, Register beginning Aug. 12
    Join Master Gardener Bethany Beck to learn how to choose and care for your houseplants. Explore creative ways to bring plants into your home and discover ideas for unique containers. Consider choosing alternative plants you might not have thought of as houseplants for your home.
  • Bulbs 101 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30-3 p.m. @ Tabb Library, Register beginning Sept. 16
    Join Master Gardener Bethany Beck to learn the history of the tulip, as well as how and when to plant bulbs inside and out. The seminar will end with a demonstration of how to make a layered bulb container, which one attendee will get to take home.
  • Getting Started with Composting on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30-3 p.m. @ Tabb Library, Register beginning Oct. 7
    Join Master Gardener Carol Bartram to learn how to turn your household's organic "waste" into garden gold! The basics of composting will be covered, as well as tips to overcome common composting challenges.
  • Natural Holiday Decorating on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. @ Tabb Library, Register beginning Nov. 4
    Join Master Gardener Nettie Lamb to learn how to use natural materials to decorate inside and outside your house for the holidays. Discover practical tips to make beautiful and affordable garlands that will last throughout the holiday season.

These free seminars are open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required. Call 757-890-5120 or visit the library's Events Calendar to register. The Tabb Library is located at 100 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA, 23963. The Yorktown Library is located at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA, 23692.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in these programs, please call the York-Poquoson Extension Office at 757-890-4940/TDD* during business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to each event.  *TDD number is 800-828-1120.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

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