Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Garden notes

North Tampa gardening classes

Guided hike at Brooker Creek Preserve: See how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. Free but registration required. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800. brookercreekpreserve.org.

Creating a Pondscape: Add a serene water garden to the landscape in monthly classes on designing and installing a pond. Free. 9 a.m. Saturday, Pondscapes, 4213 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa. (813) 839-8062.

GardenFest 2010: Everything from plants to garden art for sale to spruce up your landscape, plus talks on Growing Herbs Organically (10 a.m.) and Florida Friendly Landscaping (11:30 a.m.) at Plant City Garden Club's GardenFest, with hamburgers, hot dogs and more for sale by the Rotary Club. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Plant City Train Depot, 102 N Palmer St., Plant City. (813) 752-9363.

Fall Vegetable Gardens: Save money and enjoy fresh vegetables in a workshop with Grace's Hydro-Organic experts. Learn the best plants to grow now for a bounty of autumn vegetables in a few months. $10, $5 for members. 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 910-3274. cas.usf.edu/garden.

Volunteer orientation: Love plants? Learn how to be a part of the USF Botanical Gardens; 10 a.m. Saturday, University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 910-3274. cas.usf.edu/garden.

Grow Your Own Salad Bar: John Starnes teaches how to grow a crisp, pesticide-free salad garden. Topics include creating healthy soil, pest control and organic soil feeding. Class also includes seed packets of mild-flavored leafy greens not found in grocery stores. $20. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Garden Classroom, 3212 W Paxton Ave., Tampa. (813) 839-0881.

Honey tasting: Various honeys from all over the world will be available for sampling. There will also be live music and demonstrations by a beekeeper; benefits the Botanical Gardens. $20. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 910-3274. cas.usf.edu/garden.

Master gardener plant clinics: Master gardener plant clinics offer advice on a variety of gardening topics each week. The classes are free. For more information, call (813) 744-5519 or visit hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu.

• 6:30 p.m. Monday, "Must-Have Perennials." Find out which 15 perennials are a must for your garden. Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave., Tampa.

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, "Ornamental & Culinary Herbs." Grow a variety of edible landscape herbs in this class. North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa.

North Tampa gardening classes 09/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

    Ml

    CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor hits a home run Tuesday during the third inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. [Associated Press]
  2. Peter Budaj, Lightning lose to Devils in shootout; Nikita Kucherov scores

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — For Peter Budaj, Tuesday's season debut had a shaky start.

    The Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov, right, battles Damon Severson for the puck.
  3. Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed.

    Deandre Gilmore looks towards the gallery Tuesday in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore is accused of killing the 19 month-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2014. He said the child fell while he was giving her a bath. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  4. Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg.

    Wengay Newton, Florida House of Representatives (in front, in center), talks as a panelist to a packed room during a community forum on "Reclaiming our Youth: Is Juvenile Justice a Reality?" at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening (10/17/17). The event was presented by the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association. Community leaders discussed the ongoing auto theft epidemic among Pinellas youth.
  5. Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility and spousal abuse

    Politics

    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter told the …