Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Pasco gardening and fresh market events

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. 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.

Baker House plant sale and open house, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and the third Saturday of the month 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.

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

Successful Winter Vegetable Gardening in Florida, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. For information, call the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service at (352) 754-4433.

Preparing Plants for Winter, 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Learn from a local master gardener how to prepare your plants for extreme winter temperatures, rather than replacing cold-damaged plants, at this free seminar. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Colorful Fall Annuals and Perennials, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. For information, contact Hernando County Extension Services at (352) 754-4433.

Green thumbs wanted

Spring Hill Garden Club is seeks volunteers to help at its "Weed and Feed" on Oct. 20 at the Spring Hill Landmark Waterfall and the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. Volunteers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the botanical gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., and bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent. Participants will "weed" out invasive plants and vines, then "feed" on homemade goodies provided by garden club members. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.

Garden clubs

• The Dade City Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday of January, March, September and November at the club, 13630 Fifth St. (352) 521-6886.

• The Elfers Centennial Garden Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month from October to June at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3825 Prime Place, New Port Richey. No meeting in December. (727) 372-9954 or (727) 849-8034.

• The Hibiscus Circle meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month from September through May at the Dade City Garden Club, 13630 Fifth St. (352) 521-6886.

• The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). For information, call (727) 849-2335 or visit pasconativeplants.org.

• The New Port Richey Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at the Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Call (727) 863-8881.

• The Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave. NW. Refreshments followed by a presentation. (813) 949-1940.

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