How to Have a Beautiful Garden without Having an Ugly Shovel

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Warren County Armco Park Pavilion, Lebanon
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Speakers: Pat Stidham and Greg Meyer

Gardening without a shovel simply means that nothing is planted in the ground. With our heavy clay soils in Southwestern Ohio, not only can this strategy be easier on your back, but it can also add many new and different design elements to your garden. Pat Stidham has been experimenting with this concept for many years and will share her gardens with you through pictures.

Gardening above the ground can also bring some unique challenges. Greg Meyer will provide some management tips to help you be successful with above ground gardening, including information about container and raised bed gardening.

This is the third of a 3-part series offered by the Warren County Master Gardener Association.
March 22 Ohio Native Perennials: Adding Life to Your Garden
March 29 These are NOT Your Grandma's Annuals
April 5 How to Have a Beautiful Garden Without Having an Ugly Shovel
Registration Required - No Walk-ins Permitted
2017 Brochure (with Registration Form)
Purchase a series ticket for $25.00, or individual tickets for $10 each.
Warren County Master Gardeners must register even though there is no charge.


About the Speakers

Pat Stidham has been gardening for 28 years and has been a Master Gardener in Warren County for two years. She has extensive perennial gardens at her home and her interest lies mainly in garden design.

Greg Meyer is the Agriculture Educator for Ohio State University in Warren County. He started and coordinates the Master Gardener program in Warren County.  Greg has been teaching gardening classes across the state for more than 20 years and has years of personal experience with container and raised bed vegetable gardening.