Free gardening class set Tuesday, March 10

Brainerd Public Library
Brainerd Public Library

Master Gardener Jennifer Knutson will present “Add a Vertical Element to the Garden with Vines” at noon Tuesday, March 10, at the Brainerd Public Library.

Climbing vines have a special charm that goes beyond adding vertical interest to a garden. They can have a softening effect on a fence, add beauty to garden structures or act as a screen, a news release stated. Their lush leaves and appealing flowers decorate the landscape with color and texture. Some provide edible or ornamental fruit, late-season decorative seed pods, colorful fall foliage or fragrance. Popular perennial and annual vines will be discussed in this presentation.

Register for this free program by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or registering online at . 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. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified UMN 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 learn more, visit .

Upcoming presentations include:

  • April 14 — “How to Design a Beautiful Entry Garden” with JoAnn Weaver.

  • May 12 — “Lilies: Aristocrats of the Garden” with Knutson.

  • June 16 — “The Kitchen Garden Revisited” with Weaver.

  • July 14 — “Daylilies: Delightful and Diverse” with Knutson.

  • Aug. 11 — Preserving Nature’s Bounty” with Weaver.

  • Sept. 8 — “Spring Blooming Bulbs for Northern Gardens” with Knutson.

  • Oct. 13 — “Garden Cleanup Reconsidered” with Weaver.

  • Nov. 10 — “Flower Gardening for Beginners” with Jackie Burkey.

  • Dec. 8 — “Plants of the Bible” with Knutson.

For more information on any of the events, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the library’s Facebook page at .

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