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HCE presents Container Gardening program

On Tuesday, April 29 from 1-3 pm. The Master Gardeners of Marquette County will present a program on Container Gardening at the Marquette County Services Center, 480 Underwood Avenue in Montello. This FREE program is open to HCE members, friends, and anyone from the community who is interesting in coming.

Even if you live in an apartment and have only a small patio or porch, you can produce a crop of vegetables or a garden of flowers in containers. Planters of various kinds including wooden barrels, hanging baskets and large flowerpots are just some of the containers that can be used.

The team of Master Gardeners will suggest the size and type of pots that work best, the best way to prepare the pots for planting, and how to choose plants that are compatible with the others in the pot.  Things that need to be considered when choosing plants include where you plan to place the pot, the amount of sunlight or shade that the plants will get, and how much water they will need.

Please plan to join this informative, fun afternoon!  There is no fee for this program, but please call Jackie at 608-297-3141 to make a reservation by Friday, April 25th so that enough chairs will be available.