Pasco garden notebook for July 13

Plants and markets

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.

The Market, featuring plants and other gardening goods, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday and every other Saturday at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 859-9038 or search for West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Facebook.

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

Sweetwater Sunday Market is from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Hanley Road and Comanche Avenue, Tampa. Includes native plants, fresh organic produce and products from green vendors and artisans. Live music from 1 to 3 p.m.; open mike from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

Seminars

Propagation: Starting New Plants from Cuttings, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). This same seminar also will be presented 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 11. Propagating plants from cuttings can be a relatively easy way to produce inexpensive replicas of your favorite plants. Join Pasco Extension Master Gardeners at this free program for tips and tricks on increasing your success rate propagating new plants. Presented by Pasco County Cooperative Extension. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

Green Industries-Best Management Practices, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 at Hernando County Cooperative Extension Services, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. This workshop provides training and opportunity for certification in Best Management Practices for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. After successful completion of the post-test, a certificate of completion, honored statewide, will be mailed and may be used to apply for the state license. Preregistration is required. Class size is limited to 14. Fee is $25, which covers class materials and lunch. For information, call (352) 754-4433.

John's Favorite 50, 10:30 a.m. July 24 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor. John Korycki, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator in Hernando, has developed a list of 50 of the most hardy and diverse plants for successful use in your landscape. Plant names, appearance and growing conditions will be discussed. Free. For information, call Hernando County Cooperative Extension Services at (352) 754-4433.

Colorful Annuals for the Summertime Heat, 10:30 a.m. July 25 at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Annuals offer a wide variety of color and texture in the landscape, but not all can beat the intense heat of a Florida summer. Learn which annuals will last in your landscape. Free. For information, call Hernando County Cooperative Extension Services at (352) 754-4433.

Pasco garden notebook for July 13 07/12/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:21pm]

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