Bringing Tender Plants Inside for the Winter

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Summer is over and the temperatures will soon be dropping as we enter the autumn season. Do you have some warm climate plants that you’d like to save, but you realize they won’t survive the winter without some special care? Fall is the time to prepare tender plants for their winter home.

You can learn how to save some of your favorite plants from cold winter weather at our free Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Currituck County Speakers’ Bureau class entitled “Bringing Tender Plants Inside for the Winter” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center in Barco. The instructor, Peggy Lilienthal, Master Gardener volunteer of Currituck County, will share steps you can take to prepare your tender plants for the winter. Register online at, or call the Currituck office at (252) 232-2262.

Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Currituck County are active, knowledgeable gardeners who are available to give presentations on a variety of gardening topics. All volunteers are trained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s staff. Educational programs may include PowerPoint slides, demonstrations, or hands-on activities for adults or children.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener℠ volunteer, visit N.C. Cooperative Extension of Currituck County’s article and registration at We are currently taking applicants for this year’s class. For questions on upcoming Speaker’s Bureau classes or information on the Extension Master Gardener program of Currituck County, email or call Chris Blaha at or (252) 232-2262.