Sunday, December 17, 2017
News Roundup

Pasco County garden activities

Plants and markets

Fresh Friday Night Farmer's Market, 5 to 9 p.m. today at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Food trucks will be parked on Missouri Avenue at Cavalaire Square. Vendors will sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. This seasonal market will continue every Friday until April 26. For information, visit www.nprmainstreet.com.

Plant sale: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is having a Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Call (727) 849-2335 or visit pasconativeplants.org.

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.

Suncoast Co-op offers fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register 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.

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 information call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.

Seminars

Secrets of Building a Successful Pond, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. Learn how to build, install, and successfully maintain a garden pond. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

All About Turf, 9 a.m. April 6 at Clayton Hall, 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. Discover which varieties of grass grow best in Florida and how to care for them. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

How Does Your Garden Grow? 11:30 a.m. April 8 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Becky Burque speaks on "Overcoming Obstacles in Your Path." Featured presentation is by Barbara Campbell of the New Port Richey Garden Club. $15 includes program, luncheon, and speaker. Reservations are required by April 6. For reservations, call Linda (727) 856-4042.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden, 9 a.m. April 13 at Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Discover the many ways to create a landscape that attracts birds, butterflies, and other watchable wildlife. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

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