Recs and Reads
By Anne McKay Garris
Remember the time you put toothpicks in a sweet potato and placed it halfway in a container of water? Remember the luxurious vine that grew on it? Remember the seeds and containers you brought home from school and the scraggly little plants that grew? Remember how excited you were to watch its progress?
Grown-ups don't do that, of course. They never have any real fun. Have you been thinking it would be nice to have live flowers in the house? But not the kind that sit in water looking pretty for a while and then fade and dry up, leaving you the job of throwing them out and getting rid of the smelly water they leave behind.
If you actually grow them in your house -- your kitchen, or family room, they last longer. It's easier to do then you might think, especially if you know how. That's why the Master Gardeners of Pinellas County will be presenting a program on Thursday, December 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center. The subject will be "container gardening" and you will learn about what kind of soil to use, what plants grow best, and in what containers, (some you might find hiding, unused, in your kitchen cabinet). Best of all, you can learn how to arrange them so it makes a dramatic interior decorating effect with little effort.
Master Gardener Linda Culhane make the container gardening presentation, which is also sponsored by the Clearwater Beach Library.
Best of all, the program is free. Bring a neighbor! Start a gardening competition. Linda will help.
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