The snows are gone; the soil is turned; now what to plant in the garden?- Gladiolus, Lilies, Dahlias! The Master Gardeners of the Central Shenandoah Valley are ready to help you and the Library. From Tuesday April 2 through Monday April 15 in the Lobby of the Main Library in Harrisonburg, the Master Gardeners will answer your landscaping and planting questions and take your order for bulbs. Proceeds from the sales will be contributed to the Massanutten Regional Library. Call the Library at 540.434.4475, ext. 129 or check the Massanutten Regional Library website (www.mrlib.org) for the specific hours of this program.
CVSMG is a local volunteer group sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. They provide gardening education and information to local home and property owners. Ask the gardeners to help you plan and plant a cutting garden, a long season of colors, or a species or color-planned beds while you make your selections. They may be able to help you with your critter and pest problems. They have two telephone help lines: Augusta County-- 540-245-5184 and Rockingham County-540-564-3080. They provide hands-on “Greenery, Herb, and Flower Arranging” workshops. They sponsor the Thomas Harrison Middle School After School Gardening Club and help with community gardens. Come to the Main Library and meet these wonderful Master Gardeners.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Program, talk to these gardeners or go to the organization’s website www.csvmga.org. They describe the program as a, “training program for volunteer educators who are interested in spreading the good word about best agricultural practices.”
We encourage you to stop by the Library to order plants and see what this community organization can do for you. Happy Gardeneing!!!