Summer Gardening Series at Scott Candler Library

6/28/2013, 6 a.m.

New and aspiring gardeners and those who just love to play in the dirt can find nirvana at the Summer Gardening Series getting under way July 8 at Scott Candler Library in Decatur.

All classes will be taught by staff of the DeKalb Cooperative Extension Office.

The series kicks off at 2 p.m. with Basic Vegetable Gardening with Lynwood Blackmon.

Participants will learn how to start a vegetable garden from the very first steps, including what you need, what to grow, how to care for your plants, when to harvest, and some solutions for potential problems.

On July 15, Gold Medal Plants with Gary Peiffer explores special landscape plants.

Each year a committee of Georgia horticulture educators and green industry representatives picks five to six different landscape plants that grow well throughout the state. These include a flower, a perennial, a tree, a shrub and often a vine.

Participants can learn more about these special choices to help them decide what to plant in their own yard or garden.

On July 25, Container Gardening with Sarah Brodd will tackle limited growing space. The container gardening method is an easy way to grow herbs, veggies, flowers and more in a small space.

Learn how to pick a container, build your potting mix, add plants, and care for them. Container gardening is a great way to add instant color to any location.

Scott Candler Library is at 1917 Candler Road. For more information, call 404-286-6986.