JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Cole County University of Missouri Extension Center, Lincoln University and Central Missouri Master Gardeners will present the third annual Spring Gardening Seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Carver Farm in Jefferson City.

Cost of the seminar will be $25, lunch included, or $15 for those who want to attend only a half-day session.

MU Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan will give a recap of the 2012 drought during lunch. Guinan has been tracking weather trends, using data going back to the establishment of the National Weather Service, and will present information on trends in temperature and precipitation.

Morning topics include landscape design; care of roses; tomatoes; raised garden beds; spring lawn care and renovation; extending the growing season with hoops, tunnels and cold frames; bees; herbaceous ornamentals; overwintering plants; and saving annuals.

Afternoon sessions include presentations on growing and using herbs; container gardens; lawn care, including discussion of moles; bluebirds; low-maintenance fruit crops; lilies; and hypertufa.

For more information or to register, contact the Cole County MU Extension Center at 573-634-2824 or go to

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