GARDENING TIP: If you want to preserve your flowering shrubs and plants for just a while longer, spray them with water right before a frosty night of near-freezing temperatures. The water will form a layer of protection against the cold and you’ll get to enjoy your flowers for a few extra days or weeks.
January gardening tips
Here are a few gardening tips from the Durham County Cooperative Master Gardeners for the month of January:
NC State’s ‘Extension Gardener’
Here’s the Fall edition of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s online publication, “Extension Gardener”:
Duke Gardens workshops, tours & shows
SARAH P DUKE GARDENS, 426 Anderson St, Durham,
919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu; gardening workshops are held in the Doris Duke Center; call 919-668-1707 or 1708 to reserve your spot. Register online or ask questions by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the link to this year‘s seminars and workshops (note that parking is free after 7pm):
Digging Durham Seed Library
A creative partnership of the Durham County Library, SEEDS, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, and the Durham Library Foundation has resulted in the Digging Durham Seed Library. Now you have a place to get free seeds to start your garden, including flowers, vegetables, and herbs. The South Regional, East Regional, North Regional, and Southwest Regional libraries have seed libraries. Contact Margaret Anderson at 919-560-8598 or email@example.com for more details.
Tell us your success story about planting a garden using seeds from the Digging Durham Seed Library:
Main Library—300 N Roxboro St, 919-560-0100 [closed; under renovation]
South Regional—4505 S Alston Ave, 919-560-7409
East Regional—211 Lick Creek Ln, 919-560-0203
North Regional—221 Milton Rd, 919-560-0231
Southwest Regional—3605 Shannon Rd, 919-560-8590.
Gardening events and workshops
DURHAM GARDEN CENTER
4536 Hillsborough Rd, 919-384-7526, website:
706 Gilbert St, 919-683-1197,