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Gardeners should be water wise despite rainy winter

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Earn your green thumb at a hands-on gardening seminar hosted by the County’s Master Gardener Association.

The seminar is March 27 from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of San Diego at 5998 Linda Vista Road. The event is popular, and early registration is recommended.  Pre-registration will close when classes are full or on March 16.

The day is divided into three sessions, with nine classes to choose from during each session. The classes are taught by local gardening and landscape experts.  Topics include:

•        Common landscaping mistakes and how to avoid them

•        Water-wise herbs

•        30 drought-tolerant plants for your garden

•        Sustainable landscaping

•        How to improve soil health

•        Best bulbs for Southern California

For more information, visit the Master Gardener Association of San Diego County Web site or call their hotline at 858-694-2860.

The Master Gardener Association is made up of volunteers who provide information about gardening and pest management. It is part of the County Farm and Home Advisor, which provides agriculture education to the public in cooperation with the University of California and U.S. Department of Agriculture.