Garden notes

Published March 23, 2007

Bromeliads: Master Gardener Eileen Hart will give a presentation on bromeliads for the Begonia Society of Tampa Bay Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Famous Tate Distribution Center, 6401 N 54th St. Visitors and guests are welcome and first timers receive a free begonia. Call(813) 685-6501.

Begonia Show: The Begonia Society of Tampa Bay will host its first judged begonia show and sale at the Woodmont Clubhouse in Temple Terrace at 415 Woodmont Ave. on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The competition is open to all and there is no entry fee. Entries will be received at the Woodmont Clubhouse on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plants will be available for sale at this show and also at the University of South Florida's Spring Plant Festival April 14 and 15. Call (813) 801-6022 or (813) 685-6501.

At the library

Gardening programs at your local public library:

Bromeliads: April 9, 7 p.m., Lutz, 101 Lutz Lake-Fern Road.

Perennials for All Seasons: April 10, 10 a.m., Austin Davis, 17808 Wayne Road.

Gardens of the Past: April 10, 7 p.m., Jimmy B. Keel, 2902 W Bearss Ave.

Secrets and Shortcuts: April 12, 10 a.m., New Tampa, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Tips And Shortcuts: April 18, 10 a.m., North Tampa, 8916 N Boulevard.

Top Forty Favorite Plants: April 12, 7 p.m., West Gate Regional, 5455 W Waters Ave.

For all information about library programs, call (813) 273-3652.