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Attracting Birds And Butterflies

More flowers in your yard this summer will bring more butterflies! These flower gardens can be relatively low maintenance if you follow some key design principles. Birds will be attracted to certain flower seeds, as well as the berries on native trees and shrubs. You can invite more nature into your yard this spring and enjoy the entertainment all year.

DATE: Wednesday, April 19th
LOCATION: Brighton High School [Monroe County]
TIME: 7:00 pm

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Perennials versus Annuals – The Debate!

Each spring I have my own debate over the year round interest provided by perennials and the season long splash of color from annuals. The answer is you should probably have both, and plant more of them. Adding new garden areas will reduce your mowing and encourage you to spend more time outside enjoying your flowers.

DATE: Thursday, April 27th
LOCATION: Brighton High School [Monroe County]
TIME: 7:00 pm

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Pruning Your Trees & Shrubs

Pruning is usually seen as a chore, but it can also be a form of art. The key is to use the right tools at the correct time of the year. We’ll discuss how to reduce the amount of time you spend pruning by using more drastic methods in some cases where plants need to be renovated rather than trimmed. You will find that you start noticing the various shapes and forms of the trees and shrubs around you.

DATE: Tuesday, May 9th
LOCATION: Brighton High School [Monroe County]
TIME: 7:00 pm

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Grow Your Own Vegetables & Herbs

It is hard to find a tomato that tastes as good as the one you pick from your garden. That tomato could come from a more traditional vegetable garden, or a large container, or even a hanging basket. There are many compact varieties of vegetables available now, and even more intriguing ways to trellis them too. While vegetables are annuals, there are quite a few perennial herbs that can be harvested most of the winter or brought indoors during the coldest months.

DATE: Wednesday, May 17th
LOCATION: Brighton High School [Monroe County]
TIME: 7:00 pm

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Identifying Invasive and Poisonous Plants

If you can catch invasive plant species in your yard before they get established, your landscape will be much easier to maintain. There are always invasive species and things like Poison Ivy that are moved around by the wind and many by birds. We will discuss how to identify the major invasive species and some of the best methods for removing them.

DATE: Thursday, May 25th
LOCATION: Brighton High School [Monroe County]
TIME: 7:00 pm

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