"Crazy for Containers" will be presented by Jennifer Knutson and JoAnn Weaver, both master gardeners, at noon Tuesday, April 9, at the Brainerd Public Library.

If you have used the same variety of plants in your pots for years or would like to start planting in pots, this class will offer creative and fun ideas. It will also include important information about the soil mix to use and care for your plants during all seasons. Register for this free program by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or registering online at tinyurl.com/CWCgarden.

Free Master Gardener classes through the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library through December 2019. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from garden tools to gourds. Master gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public's quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment. To find out more visit: crowwingmastergardeners.org.

2019 Brainerd Public Library Master Gardener Speakers

May 14-"Cool-Weather Crops from the Kitchen Garden" JoAnn Weaver,

June 11-"Garden Myths Meet Research-Based Science" Jackie Burkey,

July 9-"Welcome to the Shady Garden" Jennifer Knutson,

Aug. 13-"How to Grow Great Tomatoes" Weaver,

Sept. 10-"Dahlias" Burkey,

Oct. 8-"Weather and Your Garden" Weaver,

Nov. 12-"Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree" Weaver,

Dec. 10-"Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden" Knutson.

For more information on any of the events, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the library's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brainerdpubliclibrary.