HortEducation Series 2017 - Winter Gardening

Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by: Carol Gray | Category: Events

Winter Gardening Three sessions featuring knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. Second Saturday of the month in February, March and April. Fee per session: $25 / $20 for members Fee for the series: $75 / $60 for members Call to register | 419.536.2039 SESSION 1 February 11, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to noon | TBG Greenhouse, Park in Bancroft Lot Do It! Easy Beautiful Landscapes Janet Macunovich, Landscape Designer and Author This year, have the best-looking landscape in the neighborhood. Make it one that has four seasons of interest, increases your home’s value and decreases your yardwork. Janet gets you started with simple steps to design from scratch or update an existing landscape. You’ll learn what to keep, what to buy, where and how to plant so it all looks great now and 10 years from now. SESSION 2 March 11, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to noon | TBG Conference Center, Park in Elmer Lot The Informed Gardener: Home Brewed Horticulture Tips – Truth or Fallacy – 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Amy Stone, OSU Extension As gardeners, we often hear and even try some garden remedies. While the allure of using ammonium, beer, egg shells, soap and garlic may be intriguing – what’s the science behind the practice? We will cover a variety of horticulture tips and break down the practice, theory and the real story. Whether it is the “latest on TV,” a family secret or something on the internet – we’ll ask the questions and experiment to see if it is a practice worth repeating while enjoying the science behind gardening. Let’s Talk – Water Gardens, Ponds and Such – 10:45 a.m. to noon Deb Fry, Owner, Select Stone Company Humans are drawn to water in the landscape. Deb will share her experiences with backyard water gardens and koi ponds. You will learn how to make your experience of installing and managing a water garden or a koi pond go swimmingly! SESSION 3 April 8, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to noon | TBG Conference Center, Park in Elmer Lot Using Native Plants in the Landscape – 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Michelle Grigore, Metroparks Toledo Director of Programming Native plants offer a perfect match for your landscaping challenges. Soil too sandy? No problem. Hard clay? No worries. Want to create a wildlife habitat? Just add native plants. We will cover trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in this session and spend some time addressing your specific needs during an interactive period. Eye Popping Perennials – 10:45 a.m. to noon Jonathan Milbrodt, TBG Plant Records Curator Herbaceous perennials are often “fillers” in the landscape; providing color, texture, balance and scale amongst the larger woody plants. But they can also be thrillers! We will cover 50 perennials, including cultural requirements and landscape uses. Many are underutilized, some are new varieties, and others are old stand-bys certain to make your garden pop!

Press Release Contact Name: Carol Gray
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-536-5574
Organization Name: Toledo Botanical Garden
Organization Address: 5403 Elmer Drive (Main Campus)