DARE EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS SERIES at 

KILL DEVIL HILLS LIBRARY & FESSENDEN CENTER

Start planning your spring garden now with the Library Garden Series presented by the  NC State Extension's Dare County Master Gardeners at the Dare County Library in Kill Devil Hills, and at the Fessenden Center in Buxton.

All programs at the Kill Devil Hills Library will be on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., and all programs at the Fessenden Center will be on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Presentations will last approximately one hour, and people can choose to attend one or all of the programs that are of interest to them. For 2019, we hope you will join us for many brand new never-before offered programs as well as some of our most popular topics from years past.

The 2019 series will kick off with Pollinators, a brand new program. We are dependent on pollinators for our food as well as supporting our ecosystem. This presentation addresses our need for pollinators and how we can help them. Pollinators will be presented at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Tuesday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. Pollinators will also be presented at the Kill Devil Hills Library on Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m.

A brand new program Plants that Survive & Thrive on the Outer Banks: New Selections will highlight plants that Master Gardeners have found to survive and thrive through all the challenges the Outer Banks weather gives them. Plants highlighted are Gaillardia, Okra, Verbena, Narcissus, Viburnum, Fatsia, Yaupon Holly & Crape Myrtle. Plants that Survive & Thrive on the Outer Banks: New Selections will be presented on Wednesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library.

Xeriscaping will teach you how to change the way you garden by learning how to use less water, by grouping plants with similar needs together, mulching, and reducing lawn areas. Join us for Xeriscaping on Tuesday, February 12 at the Fessenden Center in Buxton at 1:00 p.m. or on Wednesday, February 13 at the Kill Devil Hills Library at 11:00 a.m.

Flowers come and go, but foliage plants provide long-lasting color throughout the seasons. Learn more about using foliage plants in your landscape in this brand new program Color without Flowers: Foliage Takes the Stage. Color without Flowers: Foliage Takes the Stage will be presented at the Kill Devil Hills Library on Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Gardening tools can be expensive. The program, Garden Tool Sharpening will provide information about caring for your garden tools and methods for keeping them in good working condition. Join us for Garden Tool Sharpening on Tuesday, March 12 at the Fessenden Center in Buxton at 1:00 p.m. or on Wednesday, March 13 at the Kill Devil Hills Library at 11:00 a.m.

The 2019 gardening series will wrap-up with another brand new program, DIY Irrigation for Container Gardening. Daily watering of containers can be a chore. In this program you will learn how to assemble a simple, efficient drip system from hardware store pieces for less than $100. DIY Irrigation for Container Gardening will be presented on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library

All presentations are courtesy of the NC State Extension's Dare County Master Gardeners Speaker’s Bureau, and are made possible in part by a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation. All programs are free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

For more information, please call the Dare County Library in Kill Devil Hills 441-4331, the Hatteras Library at 986-2385, or stop by the Kill Devil Hills Library, Hatteras Library or Fessenden Center to pick up a program brochure. The presentation schedule and more about the Dare County Master Gardener program may be accessed on Dare County’s NC State Extension website at https://dare.ces.ncsu.edu/events/

Schedules

  • Occurred Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Occurs Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Occurs Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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