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Darien Landscaper Offers Classes At YWCA Darien/Norwalk

Designed by Darien landscaper Sara McCool, and a sight for sore eyes, is this delightful spring bed in bloom.
Designed by Darien landscaper Sara McCool, and a sight for sore eyes, is this delightful spring bed in bloom. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is offering gardening classes led by sought-after Darien landscaper Sara McCool of Ungemack McCool Landscape Associates.

McCool, who has taught at the YWCA for years, returns to teach landscape design, pruning/green garden and perennial garden in April and May.

In landscape design and practice, McCool focuses on property designs with an eye on needs and budget and will discuss how shrubs, ground covers, trees and the use of tested planting techniques can beautify grounds.

As a bonus, McCool visits each participant’s home to review current landscaping and offer advice on the latest in landscape design.

This five-session class is offered from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, starting April 20 and from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, starting April 23. The fee is $95 for members and $120 for non-members.

In pruning/green garden, McCool discusses and demonstrates proper care for property’s plantings. Common diseases and pests that can threaten gardens are reviewed, and countermeasures are suggested. She also discusses and demonstrates the art of pruning. This class takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8. The fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

In perennial garden, which takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, participants learn how to keep a garden blooming from February to November by using perennials and bulbs. She also shares care tips on maintaining healthy plants. The fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. For more information or to register for classes, go to ywcadariennorwalk.org or call (203) 655-2535.

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