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Pasco garden notebook for Aug. 7

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Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Vendors sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meat, cheese, baked goods, jelly and jam, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic food. Visit nprmainstreet.com.

Plants and markets

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 work of local artists. Visit tampabaymarkets.com.

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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. Highway 19, Spring Hill. Call (352) 232-4241 or visit hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open for plant sales 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. Call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.

Seminars

Getting started Gardening for Youth, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Children can start gardening at this hands-on event for ages 6 and up. Propagation of flower and vegetable plants, from seeds and cuttings, will be practiced at the seminar. All children must be accompanied by a parent. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. Call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Rain Barrel Workshop, 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hernando County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Save water by installing a rain barrel to water plants and vegetables. Costs $55 per person. Participants take home a 60-gallon rain barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers receive a $25 credit on their water bill. Pre-registration is required. Call (352) 540-6230.

Florida's Fall Color, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Florida may not be well-known for its fall foliage, but there are many plants that can spice up a landscape with color during the fall and winter. Learn what plants to choose to liven up your yard. Call (352) 540-6230.

Landscaping with Florida Natives, 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. Sept. 3 at Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. Discover how to reduce water usage and the time spent caring for a garden by incorporating natives into the landscape. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. Call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Pasco garden notebook for Aug. 7 08/06/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:55pm]
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