Learn With Us, week of Feb. 15

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Insects – Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:Durham county Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street
Insects are an important element in gardening. They can be both your friend and your enemy. Because of the vital role they play in pollination it is important to distinguish between the two and to learn beneficial ways of managing insects in the garden to maintain a healthy ecosystem.

Free/ Registration required.
contact: Pana Jones – prjones2@ncsu.edu 919-560-0525

Bulletproof Plants: Tough Nuts for the Landscape- Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
Presented by Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture teacher at NCSU, and an accomplished garden speaker. $10.00 fee per class or Annual Membership fee.

Registration required
contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Feb. 20 – Getting Dirty With the Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show – 2:00 pm on WCOM 103.5. You can add winter interest to your garden with North Carolina native deciduous hollies.  Harold Johnson will introduce us to Ilex verticillata and Ilex decidua.  These hollies provide brilliant red berries for you, and the birds, to enjoy throughout the winter months.

Ilex verticillata
Ilex verticillata