Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Gardening events in Pasco

Plants and markets

• Baker House plant sale and open house, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 and the third Saturday of each month, October to 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.

• 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 take-home 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 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 859-9038 or email [email protected]

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

• Dunedin Green Market runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in Pioneer Park at Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215 or email [email protected]

• 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

• Begonias Seminar, 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). Learn about this extremely diverse plant group from miniatures to large, brightly colored foliage and unique flowers. Sponsored by Pasco County Extension Services. Call (352) 518-0156 or visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and click on "Events Calendar" to register.

• Cold Weather Protection Seminar, 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Discover simple and inexpensive ways to keep cold-sensitive plants alive during winter's cold temperatures. Sponsored by Pasco County Extension Services. Call (352) 518-0156 or visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and click on "Events Calendar" to register.

• Saving Water — In and Out, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey. Registration is required by Jan. 21 for this rain barrel workshop; each participant will receive a barrel for $10. Sponsored by Pasco County Extension Services. Call (352) 518-0156 or visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and click on "Events Calendar" to register.

• Green Industries Best Management Practices, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Hernando Extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. This science-based educational program is for lawn care and landscape maintenance professionals who want to learn environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida's ground and surface waters. Participants must register by Jan. 23; cost is $25. Call (352) 754-4433.

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 September to June at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3825 Prime Place, New Port Richey. No meeting in December. (727) 372-9954.

• 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 7:30 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 through May at the Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Call (727) 848-2292.

• 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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