OSKALOOSA — A speaker series will be hosted by the Mahaska County Master Gardeners on Tuesday evenings in March. These meetings will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office at 7 pm. There is no fee to attend the speaker series, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Speakers and topics are:
March 4 — Why Native Plants Matter with Jim Kesseler, tallgrass prairie and native plant restorer
March 11 — Invasive Plants with David Pealer, Marion County Master Gardener
March 18 — Thirteen Things Every Lily Garden Needs with Sue Williams, Iowa Regional Lily Society
March 25 – Basics of Growing Fruit Trees with Patrick O'Malley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulturist
More information can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 N. I St., Oskaloosa, by calling 641-673-5841 and by visiting www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.