"Meet the Horticulturist" Series (March-May)
March 31 - May 26 2016
Select Thursdays this Spring!
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Magnolia Room, Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens Horticulture Specialist Minnie Shelor shares seasonal and topical gardening tips. Presentations will be offered in the Magnolia Room with some portions presented outdoors among various Garvan landscapes.
Free Members | $15 Non-members | No registration required
Proper Bed Making
Thursday, March 31
Preparing your soils for planting– For those who are new to gardening, the basics of and tips on how to prepare your soils for planting. Topics covered include soil amendment, testing your soils, planting basics, and basics of mulching.
Tickled Pink (and Blue and Purple and Red….)
Thursday, April 14
Selecting annual color – Learn how to use a color wheel to select colors that work well together, as well as determine the best annuals for your site. Determine what information you need before your trip to the garden center and how to interpret the information on the tags.
Contain Your Excitement
Thursday, April 28
Tips and tricks for gardening in small spaces – Don’t let those small spaces be neglected! Learn the basics of container gardening: from how to select your containers all through how to maintain your containers through the winter months.
Your Mum Is Hungry
Thursday, May 19
Fertilizer Basics – Decipher the mysteries behind the formulations, why organic fertilizers may suit your needs, and signs to look for to determine when to fertilize.
Cut it Out
Thursday, May 26
Cut flower gardening – Bring your flowers inside by selecting varieties of flowers that do well as cut flowers. A selection of plants will be discussed, as well as some basics on flower arrangement, pressing, and drying.