The Kent County Master Gardeners are planning a series of workshops for the community March through May to be held at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office, Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.
— Creating a Backyard Habitat: 1 to 2 p.m. March 28. Kent Master Gardener Linda Newsome will lead this free workshop on how to create a low-maintenance garden that provides beauty while supporting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more.
— Planting Attractive Containers: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 30. Containers add color to entryways and gardens. Learn how to analyze container sites and how to select plants that will thrive under those conditions. Kent County Master Gardeners Linda Sperry and Ellen Trier will offer ideas for various combinations, for both sun and shade, that go beyond the standard geraniums and petunias. Then participants will plant the selected plants in containers to beautify the entrance to the Paradee Center.
— Gardening for Health: 1 to 2 p.m. May 16. Growing a garden is an inexpensive way to get fresh, colorful, heart-healthy foods in one’s diet. During this interactive workshop, Kent County Master Gardener and Nurse Practitioner Karen Abate will explore options for planting a heart-healthy vegetable garden this season. Participants will learn basic information surrounding the American Heart Association dietary recommendations for vegetables which can be grown in a traditional or container garden.
For registration and more, call 730-4000.