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ROYERSFORD PA – Five different classes dealing with gardening and outdoor living have been scheduled from next Wednesday (March 15, 2017) through April 26 (Wednesday) at the Royersford Free Public Library, 200 S. 4th Ave., and of those four are free to participants, according to an e-mail from the library staff. Advanced registration is required for each course.

On the schedule are:

  • Pruning Ornamental Plants and Spring Garden Prep, March 15 at 6:30 p.m., free. Penn State Master Gardener Rebecca Boylan will discuss the proper pruning of trees, perennials, and shrubs, as well as tips for spring soil testing, mulching, and bed preparation. A minimum of 5 participants is required to hold the class;
  • Fabulous Foliage Container Gardening, March 22, 6:30 p.m., free. Penn State Master Gardener Karrie Hontz shows how to use plants with lovely foliage as low-maintenance focal points for a season-long colorful display. Class minimum, 10 people;
  • Mosaic Pots, April 5, 6:30 p.m., $10 per person. Penn State Master Gardener Sharon Gross demonstrates decorating a pot using paints, adhesive and various pieces of tile, glass, and stone. Materials will be provided, but also bring anything you might like to add. Class minimum, 10 people;
  • Attracting Bluebirds, April 10, 6:30 p.m., free. Penn State Master Gardener Betsy Nutt talks about the history, biology, necessary habitat, protecting and monitoring of the bluebird. She’ll also review how to build a bluebird nesting box (woodworking plans will be available) and the importance of native plantings in gardens. Class minimum, 10 people; and
  • Herb Gardening, April 26, 6:30 p.m., free. Penn State Master Gardener Betsy Jane Irving explains the many benefits a herb garden offers. Learn how to choose which herbs to plant and their maintenance. Class minimum, 10 people.

For more information or to register, call the library at 610-948-7277.

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