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Leda Meredith’s Top April Gardening Picks

Posted in Adult Education on March 25 2014, by Leda Meredith

Leda Meredith is the Gardening Coordinator for Adult Education

Leda MeredithAfter months of an especially relentless winter, spring is officially here! It’s not only the time when sunshine and blossoms beckon, but also when we need to get busy in the garden. The gardening you do now will determine the success of your landscape through summer and even into fall. Tasks to tackle can include anything from preparing your soil for the coming year to making the leap toward designing a pollinator-friendly garden. For those of you more concerned with indoor plants, it might be time to think about a spring repotting!

Whatever your focus, NYBG’s Adult Education courses offer you plenty of opportunities to become a better gardener. They might even give you the confidence to try something entirely new in your home garden. Here are my picks for the classes that will give you the skills you need for your best gardening year ever:

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Leda’s Top 10 March Gardening Picks

Posted in Adult Education on February 28 2014, by Leda Meredith

Leda Meredith is the NYBG Gardening Coordinator and author of the forthcoming book Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles.

Leda MeredithFinally, it’s just about March, and we can stop dreaming about gardening and actually get going! Whether you’re a novice to the gardening game or a dyed-in-the-wool green thumb, pre-season education and preparation can go a long way. That’s where the NYBG’s Spring Adult Education classes come into play.

Here are my top picks for classes that will help make 2014 your best gardening season ever. I’ll be back next month with April picks, so be sure to keep an eye on Plant Talk for upcoming courses and workshops that you won’t want to miss!

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