Master Gardeners Host Winter Horticultural Series
This 3-part series will be presented at the Armco Park Pavilion and is open to the public. Each session will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants may choose to attend just one or all 3 sessions. Registration is required. Walk-ins will be turned away.
February 14, 2013
Pruning Trees & Shrubs
Speaker: Ron Wilson, Warren County Master Gardener
Learn the how, why and when to prune your plants for plant health, appearance and structure.
About the speaker: Ron Wilson began volunteering with the Ohio State Master Gardener Association nine years ago in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon moving to Warren County , he joined the Warren County Master Gardener Association and currently is a member of the advisory board for the association.
Ron enjoys sharing his gradening knowledge and experience through presentations for garden clubs and shows, neighborhood groups and medical rehab groups. His topics include seed starting, pruning, vegetable and shade gardening, and the sex life of plants.
February 21, 2013
The Drought of 2012: How Did It Effect My Trees & Plants
Speaker: Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Learn the effects of the drought of 2012 on your gardens and how to help your garden survive and thrive in 2013.
About the speaker: Steve has been with the Cincinnsti Zoo and Botanical Garden for the past 21 years. He holds a BS from the University of Kentucky in Horticulture and teaches landscape plant courses at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State College. Steve is a board member of the Ohio Invasive Plant Counsel and has been on the plant selection committees for both the Ohio and Kentucky Nerseryman Associations. He is the co-founder of the www.plantplaces.com website.
February 28, 2013
The Best Annuals & Perennials for 2013
Speaker: Pam Bennett, Horticultural Educator, Ohio State University Extension
Learn the best varieties of new plants for your garden this year based on plant trials in Clark County.
About the speaker: Pam is the State Master Gardener Coordinator for Ohio and the Horticulture Educator in Clark County. Pam specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and evaluates more than 200 varieties of annuals yearly. She oversees the Gateway Learning Gardens, a five-acre demonstration/teaching garden. She is President of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden.