10 2, 2022

We’re hosting a seed swap

By |2022-09-27T15:18:29-04:00October 2, 2022|

We’re hosting our first ever seed swap for gardeners at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at our Main Branch.

Seeds can include locally saved seeds, excess bought seeds, or seeds brought back from another region. We ask that all seeds be organized and that packets be labeled with variety, basic growing information, and where and when the plant was last grown.

Leftover seeds will be added to our Seed Library.

The seed swap is open to all. Due to limited space, registration is required. Please RSVP on our website or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

09 30, 2022

Get expert advice for houseplant care

By |2022-09-20T13:46:13-04:00September 30, 2022|

Gardeners – from greenhorns to green thumbs – can enjoy expert advice on caring for houseplants during a free program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at our Main Branch.

Noelle Akin from Petitti Garden Centers will share helpful tips for everyone looking to easily maintain their indoor plants year round.

The talk is open to all. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up on our website or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

Three more tips for any gardeners out there:

  1. We host a monthly lecture series with Lake County Master Gardeners. All of these talks are free to attend and open to the public. You can view many of these programs at your convenience on our YouTube channel.
  2. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.
  3. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

09 14, 2022

Adding More Native Plants to your Garden & Landscaping

By |2022-09-12T13:18:33-04:00September 14, 2022|

A Lake County Master Gardener explains why native plants are so important to your ecosystem and your own lawn. Then she recommends native alternatives to popular non-native species.

You can visit our YouTube channel for more gardening and horticulture programs.

Two more tips for any green thumbs out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

08 10, 2022

Transform your garden into a pollinator paradise

By |2022-08-07T12:28:34-04:00August 10, 2022|

Transform your garden into a pollinator paradise with expertise from the Lake County Master Gardeners! Our gardener explains some of the ways that your gardens and even lawns can support local pollinators, including insects, birds, and even some mammals. Her recommendations include planting more flowers, using more native plants in your garden, avoiding pesticides, and shrinking the size of your lawns.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

07 13, 2022

Learn integrated pest management from Lake County Master Gardeners

By |2022-07-10T10:45:20-04:00July 13, 2022|

Mark Timm from the Lake County Master Gardeners explains how to manage pernicious pests and wicked weeds by selecting the correct plants, establishing good practices (including inspection and monitoring), and applying controls to your garden. There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution or quick fix for weeds and pests. However, with strategy and diligence you can protect your garden from the worst dangers.

Our next free talk with the Lake County Master Gardeners will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at our Main Branch. They’ll discuss how to transform your garden into a paradise for pollinators!

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

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