Advertisement
  1. Life & Culture

Gardening events in Pasco County

Events

A fungus among us: The Pasco County Extension Service will host a class, "Perspectives on Fungi: Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms and Man," 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Clayton Hall at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36702 S.R. 52, Dade City. Free. Call (727) 847-2411.

Ask a pro: The Pasco County Extension Service will host an "Ask a Master Gardener" session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Bring gardening questions or samples of ailing plants for on-the-spot diagnoses. Call (727) 847-2411

A colorful class: Learn to use caladiums to add color to your garden at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Free. Call (727) 847-2411.

Turn your yard into a wildlife oasis: Hernando County residents are invited to attend a free class called "Wild by Design" at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chinsegut Nature Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. The class will be presented by Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator Lilly Browning. Call (352) 540-6230.

Eat your veggies. Or grow them: Learn how to have a vegetable garden in a small space, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 11 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. Park in the field on the north side of the building. Call (727) 847-2411.

A barrel o' rain: Hernando County residents are invited to attend a rain barrel workshop at 10 a.m. April 15 at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The workshop will provide participants information on the use, care and assembly of 65-gallon rain barrels which reduce dependence on irrigation and provides water to plant beds and vegetable gardens. The cost is $68, which includes a rain barrel. One barrel per household. Customers of Hernando County Utilities Department will receive a $25 credit on their water bill for using it. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Checks should be made payable to HCUD. Write "rain barrel" on the memo line and mail to HCUD, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601, Attention: Lilly Browning. Call (352) 540-6230.

Garden club meetings and sales

• The Spring Hill Garden Club hosts its Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 and 11 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill.

Plants and market

Zephyrhills Artsy Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of each month through May 9 in the Downtown Times Square Park at the southeast corner of the intersection at Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street in Zephyrhills. Vendors sell produce, plants and flowers and specialty foods including fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies, jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. Also features demonstrations, gardening tips and live entertainment by local artists. For information, call (727) 657-0444 or email Rochae.SimplyEvents@yahoo.com.

The Country Flea, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month through May at Hillbilly Farms, 10325 U.S. 98, Dade City. The market may feature locally grown produce, plants, garden accessories, home decor, furniture, soaps, jams, arts, crafts and jewelry. For information, call Lucy Avila at (352) 521-5858 or email lucyavila707@gmail.com.

Tasty Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in the courtyard at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main Street. Local organic growers sell seasonal produce and plant-based goods. The library also offers a seed exchange so gardeners can check out heirloom, genetically-pure seeds from the library's seed catalog to start an organic garden. (727) 853-1265.

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third 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. (813) 994-2242; tampabaymarkets.com.

Nature Coast Farmers' Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Call (727) 861-3040.

Hernando County Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in the Rural King parking lot at 2450 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 232-4241; hernando countyfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery hosts 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). Browse or buy local plants and visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, which are open daily from sunup to sundown. The club also seeks volunteers. (352) 683-9933; naturecoastgardens.com.

Garden tours

Guided tours of the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. in Spring Hill, are available for groups of five or more people between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The grounds include 23 themed gardens, including the Rose Garden, Asian Garden, Memorial Garden and Butterfly Garden. Tours last approximately one hour and are free of charge, however donations are accepted. Reservations are required. Call (352) 683-9933.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement