May 18 - Landscape Tour of Rinconada Library with Karen Richins.
Are you curious about the plant palette utilized at the Palo Alto Art Center and the Rinconada branch library campus? Join us for an evening walk around the campus to admire & identify the plants featured in this functional and beautiful design. Meet inside the library at the entrance to the Embarcadero Room and we'll proceed from there!
June 15 - Make the Most of Your Irrigation System with Roberta Barnes.
Automatic watering systems are a great convenience, but they still require the attention of the gardener to conserve water and keep plants healthy. Learn how to modify, adjust, and maintain your irrigation system for efficient water use and a thriving garden.
July 20 - Easy Seed Saving from Summer Vegetables with Candace Simpson.
Join the ranks of gardeners who plant their gardens each year from seed they saved themselves. Learn how to save and store seeds from beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and other summer vegetables. Learn how you can both use and contribute to the library’s new Seed Library.
August 17 - Less Work, More Food: Growing Cool Season Vegetables with presenter TBD.
Summer vegetables are winding down, and it is time to think about taking advantage of the long, cool growing season ahead. A wide variety of salad and cooking greens, root vegetables, and the magnificent broccoli family grow best in our mild winter, with rain for irrigation, and fewer weeds and pests. Master gardeners will discuss when and what to plant to get your cool season garden, and how to manage it for a long harvest.