Of gardener's interest
Published: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 9:46 p.m.
(There is usually a waiting list for this one. It's also known as Weaver's Bamboo as its thin-walled canes can be split and used to weave baskets and other items.)
The sale is only during January and February, when bamboo transplants well, and clumps are sold dug-to-order. There is usually a one- to two-week period between ordering and payment can be made at the time of pickup.
This year's bamboo workshop is today from 1-3:30 p.m. It costs $10 for individuals, $15 per couple. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in the bamboo garden and will include a tour of Kanapaha's collections.
These cold-hardy plants thrive in deep shade and moist locations. Various specimens will be for sale, and one will be given as a door prize.
The meeting will be held in the University of Florida entomology/nematology conference room on Hull Road, east of the Center for the Performing Arts. Visitors are welcome.
For information, call (352) 542-8925. Visitors are welcome.
There will be refreshments and orchids will be available for purchase.
Participants may come anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. Bring gloves and pruning shears. Pruning techniques will be demonstrated and literature on pruning will be handed out.
Volunteers will be assigned natural areas to help rid them of this invasive vine. During winter, the vines are easily pulled from the trees, and the tubers can be picked up.
Volunteers receive a free T-shirt, food and are entered in the drawing for great prizes, including a mountain bike.
For more information or to register call 334-2231 or visit www.natureoperations.org. Registration on the day of the event (pre-registration is suggested) will be at Morningside Nature Center at 3540 E. University Ave, three miles east of downtown Gainesville. (It was formerly headquartered at Westside Park.)
The morning workshop will cover foliage color alternatives for the landscape, promising native plants, new shrubs for the Southeast and tropical accents. It will be in an interactive video conference format and presented at G0001 McCarty Hall D.
Registration is $50 for continuing education credits, and $35 for non CEU. Call extension agent Gary Brinen at (352) 955-2402 for more information.
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