February 10, 2018 10:01:50 PM
On your mark, get set, go! Gardeners prepare to learn and expand your knowledge and make new friends. And by way of clarification, the classes for Master Gardener training begin Feb. 20 statewide. There is still time to sign up if you hurry. You won't regret it.
On another note, please mark your calendar for April 14 for the Lowndes County Master Gardeners second annual plant sale. Proceeds from this sale will go primarily to getting our first Master Gardener greenhouse up and running so that we can have many more great offerings to our community. Later, when the greenhouse is functional, proceeds from the plant sale will go for other projects such as education for school groups and community groups and maintenance of other projects like the butterfly garden at the Columbus Riverwalk and others. Please come out and be a part of your community by participating in our plant sale. Stay tuned for more details soon.
Start cold weather vegetables in cold frame: broccoli, cauliflower, onion sets, English peas, kale, carrots, collards, beets, radishes, kohlrabi and Chinese cabbage.
Plant asparagus in prepared beds. Start seeds of herbs indoors for transplant outdoors.
February is an ideal time to set out dogwoods. Planting sites should be well drained and plants should be planted shallowly. Dogwood prefers acid soil.
Broad-leaved evergreens such as magnolia, holly and photinia can be set out at this time. Plant new roses, or move old roses soon after Feb. 15.