Garden Talks - Get the Dirt!
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GET THE DIRT GARDENING TALKS! Our Gardening Series has information, techniques and ideas for beginning and established gardeners seeking to improve and enhance their backyard bounty. If you’re new to gardening, this series will take you from seed starting to harvest. If already a gardener, brush up on your gardening skills, get some fresh ideas and share your knowledge. Besides growing your own healthy food and saving money, gardening is great exercise, reduces stress, generates creativity, helps unplug from daily routines and teaches patience. Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with children and teach them the wonders of nature.
All workshops are presented by the University of Vermont Certified Extension Master Gardener and local landscaping business owner Kelly Wakefield. Talks occur different nights of the week from 6:30-7:30pm at Barlow St. Community Center – 2nd Floor.
Gardening Series Sessions
- PROPER PRUNING OF TREES AND SHRUBS - Learn the basics of pruning, proper tool selection and care, and how to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and under control for years to come.
- PERENNIAL GARDENS - Perennials are both versatile, colorful, hardy and can be enjoyed for many years. Learn how to design a perennial garden, control the weeds, deadheading and pruning tips, special perennials that attract wildlife and the importance of rain gardens. Learn tips for having the best perennial garden ever.
- ANNUALS & CONTAINER GARDENING - Annuals come in an array of beautiful colors and choices. Whether you're planting a window box, lining your sidewalk or spicing up your perennial beds and just need a little inspiration. Come and learn how to utilize colors, forms and textures to create and maintain exciting long lasting combinations. Many annuals are not limited to standard bedding flowers, there are decorative and edible plants that thrive and grow in pots for folks that have limited space and/or mobility.
- POLLINATORS TALK - Beneficial pollinators help everything around us grow. Help your fruit trees and your vegetable garden be the best they can be by planting a perennial garden that attracts those critical beneficial insects. Join UVM master gardener Kelly Wakefield as she shows you the proper plants and placement for creating a pollinator paradise.