Library providing gardening workshop for residents

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Pelham Public Library is hosting a pruning workshop Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

The Pelham Public Library is hosting a pruning workshop Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— Even during the winter months, there is work to be done in your garden and yard. To help educate residents about lawn maintenance, the Pelham Public Library is hosting a Pruning 101 class.

Regional extension agent, Nelson Wynn, will instruct the class and cover the correct tools, methods and times to practice pruning. This is the first time the library has hosted a pruning class, but Wynn has taught other gardening classes, such as organic gardening, soil sampling and pest control.

“He knows anything and everything about lawns, shrubs and everything,” said David Smith with the Pelham Library. “He’s been doing this for years; he certainly knows what he is talking about.”

The pruning workshop will take place Jan. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Smith said Wynn usually has a PowerPoint that he will go through. Wynn will likely describe the certain ways to prune specific shrubs and trees, and he will likely bring tools to show attendees.

“This is about the time of year that you can expect to be pruning,” Smith said. “Gardening is a big thing here in the south and people are always wanting to know what they can be doing.”

Smith said the work never ends in the garden, so Smith said the library staff wants to make sure they host classes to help educate people. The gardening classes are usually well attended, according to Smith.

“He’s very knowledgeable, and I’ve always thought highly of his skills,” Smith said. “I usually learn something. What I like about him is he is very thorough, he’s very patient and he’s very, very knowledgeable.”

There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat, call the Pelham Public Library at 620-6418.