TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting “Caring for Crepe Myrtles” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Its beautiful blooms and intriguing bark makes the crepe myrtle one of the most popular landscape plants grown in the Southeast.
The class is part of the "Saturday in the Garden” speaker series and will be presented by Brooke Moffis, UF/IFAS Residential Horticulture Agent. The class will discuss proper pruning, fertilization, and care of crepe myrtles, as well as the newest cultivars as crepe myrtles come in a variety of sizes and color.
To guarantee a seat and materials for the class, registration is required by 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. The fee for the class is $5 by debit or credit card at http://bit.ly/1Ip20ev. Pre-registration by cash or check is accepted at the Lake County Extension Office during normal business hours.
Participants of the class are also invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the Extension Office, which is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Class participation is not required for entry into the gardens. For more information about this program or for questions on gardening, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County 352-343-4101.
The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation - An Equal Opportunity Institute.