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North Tampa garden notes

Begonia Society of Tampa Bay: Learn about propagating rhizomes at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Famous Tate Distribution Center, 6401 N 54 St. First-time guests receive a free begonia. Call (813) 838-0374.

Tampa Bay Area Beekeepers: A honeybee seminar is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 3 at the Upper Tampa Bay Park, 8001 Double Branch Road. Find out about hive construction, honey extraction and hive transportation. The cost is $20 by Tuesday, $25 after. Call (727) 391-5390 or (863) 286-2117 or visit

Town 'N Country Garden Circle: Linda Wendelken, a judge for Bay Area Daylily Society, will talk about "Day lilies for Central Florida" at noon May 7 at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road. Call (813) 884-3462.

Green industry workshop: Get the opportunity for training and certification in Best Management Practices from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. The class teaches how to reduce pollution from fertilizers and pesticides. The cost is $25. Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 104.

Hillsborough County Extension master gardener programs

• Master gardener Eileen Hart will talk about wildflowers at 10 a.m. May 8 at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.

• Master gardener Lucy Hoyt will talk about Florida bulbs at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Call 9813) 273-3652.

• Master gardener Lesley Fleming will talk about ornamental grasses at 10 a.m., Austin Davis Branch Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Call (813) 273-3652.

• Master gardeners Lucy Hoyt and Pat Harris will talk about the Top 40 Plants at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (813) 273-3652.

• A master gardener panel discussion is at 10 a.m. May 17 at the Town 'N Country Regional Library temporary location, Thompson Center Waters, 5455 W Waters Ave., suite 208. Call (813) 273-3652.

• Master gardener Virginia Overstreet will talk about tropical shrubs for Tampa Bay gardens at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway. Call (813) 989-7160.

Send garden announcements to or fax to (813) 269-5310.

North Tampa garden notes 04/24/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:53am]
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