Dare Master Gardeners holds virtual garden series in conjunction with Dare County Library

Published 10:23 am Saturday, February 26, 2022

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Interested in gardening? Here’s a way to help make your winter blues go away. Start planning your spring garden with the Library Garden Series presented by the North Carolina State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Dare County Library.

This year’s programs will all be held virtually via Zoom, and all programs will take place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The presentations will each last approximately one hour and participants can choose to attend one or all of the programs that they are interested in. The series will include many brand-new programs that have never been offered before, as well as some of the most popular program topics from years past.

Native Plants for Your Backyard – March 2

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Adding a native plant to the landscape helps care for nature and enhances the local environment while also adding beauty and diversity to the area. In this brand-new program, “Native Plants for Your Backyard,” attendees will learn about these plants that are well adapted to the physical environment formed by the local climate, weather conditions, soil types and other factors that affect gardening on the Outer Banks. This brand-new program will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Using Native Plants to Attract Wildlife – March 16

Migrating and year-round birds are best adapted to native plants for food and cover and this program will describe the various plants that can be used to attract them. The program will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks – March 30

The 2022 Garden Series will wrap up with another brand-new program, “Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks.” This program will teach attendees to identify some of the most common pests on the Outer Banks and provide methods for controlling them in gardens, homes and landscapes. “Controlling Pests – Bad Boys on the Outer Banks” will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

All of these presentations are provided courtesy of the North Carolina State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau. Individuals must pre-register to attend these virtual programs by going to darenc.com/departments/libraries/enrichment.

The program link will be emailed out to registrants, who are asked to not share the link with others.

For more information about the series, call the Kill Devil Hills Library at 252-441-4331, the Hatteras Library at 252-986-2385, the Manteo Library at 252-473-2372 or stop by a Dare County Library branch to pick up a program brochure.

To view the presentation schedule and learn more about the Dare County Master Gardeners program, go to dare.ces.ncsu.edu/events/.