Del Tech partners with Spade and Trowel Club to offer gardening classes starting Sept. 18

September 7, 2013

The Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Tech Owens has partnered with the Spade and Trowel Gardening Club of Seaford to offer a series of gardening classes this fall.

This educational series covers a variety of topics under the categories of outdoor gardening, indoor gardening, hardscaping and patio, and deck and balcony gardening. The Spade and Trowel Club of Seaford will provide expert guest speakers and an array of knowledge from master gardeners.

The four classes of this series, and the dates and times they are being held, are as follows:

Introduction to Outdoor Gardening, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, will provide an overview of basic landscaping design principles. Students will take an inventory of their garden and discover what types of plants they currently have. After a design goal is achieved, students will learn how to effectively add new plants to enhance the effect.

Introduction to Indoor Gardening, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, will cover effective ways to bring the outside in and freshen up the home. The care and types of different house plants will be discussed, and additional topics will include the effects of natural and artificial lighting, and the amount of water that should be used.

Introduction to Hardscaping, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, will instruct on creating paths and walls, discuss what materials to use, explain correct placing, and explore how to effectively create special areas. Temporary fixes and erosion control will also be discussed.

Introduction to Patio, Deck, and Balcony Gardening, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, will feature how gardening in pots with flowers, herbs and vegetables can accent a yard, add color to a deck or patio and allow gardening in small spaces. Students will learn how to create beautiful pots for sun and shade, proper draining, feeding and light exposure.

Classes are available for registration individually, or at a discount if registering for all four together. To register or for more information, call 302-259-6330.


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