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February 24. 2013 7:05PM

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LEHMAN: Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Luzerne County will hold the 2013 Spring into Gardening Workshop on April 27 at the Technology Center, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman Township.

The all-day workshop will include sessions on turf management, trees for landscaping, expressing personality in the garden, soil, water features in gardens, shade gardens, gardening for four seasons and vegetable gardening in unusual weather.

Vincent J. Cotrone, regional extension urban forester, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss “Trees and Shrubs in a Changing Landscape.” Flooding rains, hurricane-force winds, droughts, extreme heat, early spring bud breaks followed by late frosts are becoming the new normal. Explore how changing climate is impacting landscapes, shifting some species north while extending the growing season for others. Learn how landscapes can ameliorate new weather extremes and how to design landscapes that will survive a changing climate.

A plant sale and flea market will also be held and Master Gardeners will be available at the information table to answer personal gardening questions.

The workshop is open to all interested persons.

For more information, contact Penn State Extension, Luzerne County, at 825-1701 or 1-888-825-1701.

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