The Library’s free monthly gardening classes have been a great success and our volunteer teacher has moved the group to her home on 4195 Burlingame Road where they can view the many varieties of unusual plants and their placements in the many beds. In September, the Ornamental Grasses and Late Bloomers will be the focus on the second Saturday, the 10th, from 10-12. All participants receive handouts on the topic.
The class size is limited by parking on site, so reservations must be made to secure a spot. Email Nancy Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Saturday, August 27 with questions or to sign up for a single class. Announcements will be made for the following month at the end of this class, when you can sign up again. This event will be cross-posted.
Did you miss a few weeks or can’t make the remaining classes? We are pleased that Nancy has offered to do the classes, in this new format, next year, beginning in May and ending in October.
Beginning in June, the Library will be offering gardening instruction at a new monthly class from 10 – 12. Our volunteer, Nancy Hook, who has designed and maintained our gardens, with help over the 40+ years from Cazenovia Garden Club members, will be teaching new and old gardeners of any age. Families, women and men; all are welcome to learn how to get the most beautiful landscapes with the least effort and best use of time and funds. A Cornell Cooperative Extension trained Master Gardener, Nancy has owned a 9 acre perennial nursery and show gardens at her former home, Hidden Pond, donated plants and designs for many public spaces in Cazenovia, designed professionally many area landscapes and wrote a gardening column “Floral Notes” for the Cazenovia Republican. Now she is celebrating the 7th spring working on her shade and sun gardens at her home on Burlingame Road. There will be classes every second Saturday of the month at the same time until October, when fall closing of the garden and bulb planting will be the topic. Each month has a new focus, shrub care and selection, annuals and perennials.