Learn With Us, Week of September 24

Sep 26, 2017, 6:30 to 8 pm  – Buy Healthy Plants and Plant them Well 
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham, N.C., 27708-0341.
Presentation by Chris Apple

Healthy plants stand a better chance of thriving in your garden. This presentation will review what you should look for when purchasing and planting plants. Chris will discuss plant sources, how to evaluate a plant, how to correctly plant a tree, shrub, groundcover or perennial and then what is necessary to establish a plant.

Free. Registration required. Call (919) 668-1707 or email: gardenseducation@duke.edu

Sep 30, 2017, 10 to 11:30 pm –  Raised Beds – If You Build Them, the Veggies Will Come
For Garden’s Sake Nursery, 9197 NC Hwy 751, Durham NC, 27713.
Presentation by Doug Roach

“Raised beds: if you build them the veggies will come” — This class will cover the advantages of raised bed gardening, including recommendations on locating, preparing, sizing and constructing the bed. Doug will also offer helpful tips on using journals to record plant successes and failures, crop rotation, companion planting, improving your soil, protection from critters, and plant support. He will discuss such potential problems and pitfalls as contaminated beds or pest infestations.

Free. Requires registration. To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759