Wood to speak in Lunch and Learn Series

Published 5:39 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

On Thursday at noon Cynthia Wood will continue the Spring Lunch and Learn Series with, “After They Bloom: Ongoing Care for Spring Bulbs.” Are you killing your plants with kindness or brutalizing them with neglect? A little proper care this spring can keep your daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs blooming for many years. 

A native of Prince Edward County, Wood is a serious amateur gardener and nature photographer who enjoys getting dirt under her fingernails and watching things grow. Her 19th-century house is surrounded by hostas, azaleas and ancient boxwoods. There is also a vegetable garden supplying many different types of produce, including the walking onions grown by Thomas Jefferson. 

  Wood is a member of the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners and serves as the organization’s webmaster and newsletter editor. She is a regular columnist for Virginia Gardener magazine. Contributions include the monthly South Piedmont Region Report, Slow Gardening in the Piedmont every other month for the Back Page Column and periodic special features. This year, Cynthia is working on articles featuring Asian vegetables, invasive plants in Virginia, and the use of creeping/crawling native plants in the home garden. In addition, she writes two monthly columns for The Farmville Herald — one on native plants and the other on general gardening-related topics.

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The Prince Edward County Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners sponsor the Lunch and Learn Series.  The program will be held in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Extension Office, Dominion Drive, Farmville. Bring lunch and learn how to keep bulbs flowering year after year.

The Lunch and Learn program is free, open to the public and lasts less than an hour.