Ornamental grasses will be the focus of a lecture by the Louisiana Master Gardeners. Stock photo.

Louisiana Master Gardeners offer free classes at Main Library tonight

Unlike Louisiana’s cyclical passage of a short, temperate spring from the damp and mild winter, not all garden plants revive themselves after a winter rest. Tending to these “annuals,” therefore, which gardeners often cultivate for colorful blooms to signify the season, requires a special skill and patience, as well as a broad knowledge of environmental and manmade factors, to encourage their success. Since Louisiana’s climate will soon begin to favor their particular ornament, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and the LSU AgCenter will team up tonight for the Louisiana Master Gardeners Program, a free event set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood.

Broken up into two one-hour sessions—one for warm-season annuals like petunias and peppers, and another for ornamental grasses like purple fountain and Swedish ivy—the highly trained master gardeners will teach all sorts of ways to care for plants in the upcoming Louisiana heat.

To learn more, visit ebrmg.com.