pots to plots, garden tips
For those looking to improve a green thumb, Pasco County master gardeners have two free events this weekend.
• "Family Day in the Garden" will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dade City demonstration garden in front of the Pasco Fairgrounds, 36702 State Road 52. Activities include making butterfly puddles and learning about rain barrels and water conservation, recycling, container herb gardens and mulch/soils. Children will receive a plant and may decorate a pot for Mother's Day. The master gardeners, who have received training from the University of Florida extension office, will answer gardening questions. Environmentally friendly melaleuca mulch will be for sale for $2.50. There will be free coffee, light refreshments, educational handouts and door prizes.
• "Tips and Tricks in the Garden" is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 U.S. 41. University of Florida Extension master gardeners will answer questions. There will be free coffee, light refreshments handouts and door prizes.
Registration is appreciated but not required for these events. Call (352) 521-4288 or (813) 996-7341, ext. 4288.