CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Are you longing for Spring? Cabin fever got you down? Don’t despair! Come join the Ontario County Master Gardeners for a day of horticultural inspiration at the 25th Annual Spring Garden Symposium. It is being held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm at Club 86, 86 Avenue E, Geneva, NY 14456.
Christine Froehlich, garden designer is the presenter for Gardening With What You Have. Many homeowners who want to create new gardens or improve existing ones struggle because they lack design experience and don’t know where to start. Buying more plants sounds like fun, but it doesn’t usually improve the situation! When you get right down to it, most garden problems boil down to plant, site or design issues. If you’d like to improve your garden or landscape, it takes three things – your eyesight, a little imagination, and a plan of action. In this slide lecture, Christine will show you how to evaluate your existing landscape and how to correct common problems-from plant choices and siting to design. You’ll leave with plenty of tips for creating the gardens that you want by working with what you have before buying more plants.
Ellen Folts, owner of Amanda’s Garden Native Perennial Nursery will present Planning and Planting with Native Plants to Improve our World. Native perennials offer many benefits to gardeners as well as to the natural world around us. We will explore these benefits and discuss ways to plant native perennial gardens easily and effectively. We can create habitat and beauty simultaneously.
Petra Page-Mann, Co-founder of Fruition Seeds is the presenter for We Reap What We Sow: Being the Change We Wish to See(d) in the World. As we grow our gardens we grow ourselves, our communities and the world the great-grand-children of all species will inherit. Through the stories of seeds, let’s explore the simple ways we can amplify the abundance of our gardens as well as celebrate the opportunities for us all to come together at the table.
Cost: $40.00 per person which includes refreshments, hot buffet lunch, registration, and a folder with all the presenters’ handouts. Registration deadline is February 7, 2020. The registration flyer is available at www.cceontario.org. For more information or to receive a flyer, call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of cancellation, please listen to any of the following radio stations, Finger Lakes News Radio-WGVA 1240, 1590/98.1, WAUB and 104.5/1550 WCGR.WYLF (am radio 850); WHAM (am radio 1180); SUNNY 102.3 FM.
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