Here is the Hamburg Journal home and garden news for March 2017:

Thursday, March 2

The Fayette County Extension Service will host a “Low Input Lawn Care” workshop Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. Lawn care can range from full-blown golf course management to mowing whatever happens to be growing out there. You can have a very nice yard with a minimal input approach. The staff will discuss why less fertilizer can be beneficial and how to get the most out of turf by simply following the grasses natural biology and seasonal growth. The workshop is free but guests must register at or by calling  859.257.5582.

Saturday, March 4

Sprout a healthy lifestyle this year by growing your own sprouts and microgreens. In this workshop at Wilson Nurseries on Saturday, March 4 from 1 until 2 p.m. at its Frankfort location, 3690 East-West Connector. This easy and inexpensive growing sensation will keep you in abundance of this powerful food for salads, sandwiches and smoothies. The staff will share recipes. The admission covers instruction, tasting, and starter seeds.

Sunday, March 5

The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky will host an artists reception Sunday, March 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, go to

Tuesday, March 7

“Unusual Annuals From Seed” will be the focus of a class Tuesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service office. There are lots of interesting annuals beyond what nurseries offer. the staff will discuss many old-fashioned cottage garden varieties you may want to try as well as some spectacular giant annuals that can be very dramatic. Guests will receive seeds for a few of them to grow yourself. To register, go to or call 859.257.5582.

Thursday, March 9

A workshop – “Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, The Early Spring Crops” – will be held  Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Class will be held at Southern States Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive. The staff will teach the very basic concepts of growing vegetables. This class will focus on the early spring crops that can be planted and harvested before the main spring planting window. Participants will receive a copy of a vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds. For more information, stop by Southern States, 2570 Palumbo Drive or call 859.255.7524. This workshop will also be held Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Little Sprouts, a program devoted to kids hosted by The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, will be held on Thursday, March 9, 16 and 23. There will be two sessions each day. Preregistration required. for more information, go to

Saturday, March 11

Do you like to garden or enjoy working outdoors? Would you like to lend a hand at the state botanical garden? Come to the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about our opportunities for 2017, talk to staff and experienced volunteers and sign up for the volunteer position that works for you.

Thursday, March 16

A class on growing potatoes will be held Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service. As many of you know, home garden produce tastes far better than supermarket fare. Each participant will leave with an assortment of seed potatoes for their own parcel. To register, go to or call 859.257.5582.

Tuesday, March 21

A workshop on onions and leeks will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service. This class will provide an overview of the commonly grown onions and their relatives. The service will provide transplants of newer, harder to find onions and leeks for your garden. For more information or to register, go to or call 859.257.5582.

Monday, March 27

“A Glimpse of a Lunatic’s Garden”  a virtual tour of 2016 through the seasons will be presented Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Fayette County Extension Service office. Proceeds going to the display gardens at The Arboretum.

Friday, March 31

My Favorite Things, in Hamburg behind Forcht Bank, will be holding its spring open house March 31 and April 1. In stock furniture will be up to 50 percent off and gifts, decor and accessories will be up to 25 percent off. To find out more, go to

This story also appears on page 21 of the March 2017 edition of the Hamburg Journal.