Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Garden club events, plant sales, seminars

Plants and markets

• Fresh Friday Night Farmer's Market, 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday through April 26 at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Vendors sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. There will be demonstrations, gardening tips and live entertainment. For information visit www.nprmainstreet.com.

• Longleaf Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in downtown Longleaf, off Starkey Boulevard and State Road 54, New Port Richey.

• Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. For information visit tampabaymarkets.com.

• Suncoast Co-op offers fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register online at suncoastcoop.locallygrown.net to place your order; orders may be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The Suncoast Cafe, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the ReStore, serves locally roasted organic coffee, homemade teas and baked goods.

• Baker House plant sale and open house, 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month, October through May. The historic Baker House is at 5744 Moog Road, behind Centennial Park Branch Library. Plants for sale by Elfers Centennial Garden Club. For information, call (727) 372-9954.

• Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

• Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. For more information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.

Seminars

• When Bad Lawns Happen to Good People, 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hernando County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Learn about fertilizer, water requirements and how to care for your lawn — and learn how to recognize and treat concerns before they become a problem. For information, call Hernando County Extension, (352) 754-4433.

• It is Spring! Time to Fertilize — or is it? 10 a.m. to noon March 1 at Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Learn the best management practices for use, timing and product selection of fertilizer for your residential landscape. For information, call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230.

• Raised Bed Gardening and Sheet Composting, 9 to 11 a.m. March 2 at Pasco County Extension, Clayton Hall, 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. Learn about a no-till technique in which not yet decomposed organic matter is dispersed on top of the soil of a raised bed. A local Master Gardener will teach this free seminar. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

• Native American Gardening, 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. March 5 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road). Learn more about the unique tools, gardening techniques and traditional foods of the nation's first gardeners. Please register for this free seminar at the Pasco County Cooperative Extension website; go to pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and select "Events Calendar." For information, call (352) 518-0156.

• Ridding Your Lawn and Landscape of Weeds, 10:30 a.m. March 6 at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Do you have unsightly weeds that laugh at your attempts to control them? Learn what you can do to get them out of your yard. For information, call Hernando County Extension, (352) 754-4433.

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