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Dahlias for Beginners
Wednesday, September 17, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, $15 If you have a newly discovered interest in dahlias, this beginners class is for you. In NEO, dahlias are planted in the spring, usually as annuals. These tuberous-rooted tender perennials bloom from midsummer to first frost and range in a variety of showy colors and impressive sizes. Learn from a Master Gardener how to choose your dahlias and select the proper planting sites. Learn about maintenance, pest control and winter storage for growing and enjoying healthy beautiful dahlias season after season. Light refreshments provided.
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Announcements
Overwintering Plants...Putting Garden to Bed
Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 am - Noon, $15* With a little planning you can improve your garden and ready it for next year. Learn from a Master Gardener. Learn how to preserve those beautiful tropical plants you purchased and bring them back out to flower next year. Enrich your beds with fertile soil ready for planting in the Spring. Get a recipe for a healthy herb garden and learn about the advantages of lasagna gardening. Light refreshments provided. ($25 if attending both classes on Sept. 20)
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Composting
Saturday, September 20, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, $15* Create your own compost. Enrich your soil with select food scraps, grass clippings and leaves. Learn about active vs. passive composting from a Master Gardener. Discover worm composting and other alternative methods. Sample compost containers will be on hand along with worms to start your own vermiculture if you’re ready. Light refreshments provided.
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County News
THE GREAT GEAUGA COUNTY FAIR
Thursday, August 28 - Monday, September 1, 2014. Come visit us at THE FAIR! We will have an Extension booth in the Agriculture Building celebrating 100 years! Check out the Master Gardener booth...bring your gardening questions and samples. 4-H clubs have projects on display in the Jr. Fair Building and animal barns. Be sure to visit the Maple Sugarhouse down by the pond.
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Spray every 15 to 18 value - Click for daily 2014 values
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State News
Northeast Ohio Dairy Survey Results Released
A five county survey of dairy farms has been released by TeamNEO, OSU Extension, and business development organizations in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull Counties.
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Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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