The Annual Lessons from Nature perennial plant sale will be Saturday, May 22, 9:00 - 2:00 at my home 170 Pine St., E Aurora, NY. I am joined by Amanda's Garden. They self propagate numerous regional natives. This sale will have the largest selection of native plants in WNY.
There are lots of events coming up that will help you learn and get into the mood for spring.
MG Education Day:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program
Presents Virtual 2021 Education Day Saturday, March 13 from 9:00am –
This year’s Education Day will be a shot in the arm for the winter blahs as well as being very entertaining and educational. There will be 2 presentations:
Rick Darke - Co-author with Doug Tallamy of The Living Landscape will present Dynamic Design and Stewardship of Living Landscapes. This richly illustrated talk will present ideas for plant selection, design and care of home landscapes that are beautiful and joyfully livable. Our garden is our home habitat. For most of us, it is the landscape we spend the most time in. When designed to support a great variety of life, it will be full of surprise, and add intrigue, beauty, and interest to every day. The presentation will feature Rick's own high-resolution photos of gardens and designs that have proven to be practical, durable, conserving, and affordable.
Paul Zammit, professor at Niagara College in Ontario, past Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Gardens and international speaker will present: Planning and Planting for All Seasons.
Who puts a garden to bed, and why would you? For Paul, gardens do not have a yearly start or end date. He believes that they transition from one season of display to the next, including winter. Each season has its shining stars and Paul will highlight some of his favorites during his lively and energetic presentation. Join Paul, as he shares his passion for plants and other possible garden additions while taking us on a journey through the seasons where he will remind us how we can all plan and plant a garden with year-round appeal.
The schedule for the day will be:
9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and introductions
9:15 – 10:30: Paul Zammit presentation
10:30 – 11:00: Q&A for Paul Zammit
11:00 – 12:15: Rick Darke presentation
12:00 – 12:45: Q&A for Rick Darke, Closing comments
Fees: Erie County Master Gardener - $25; Other Master Gardener &CNLP -
$30; Public - $35
Registration is required! Register at erie.cce.cornell.edu/events.
Done at a safe distance with masks. A Garden Consult can help identify plants, problems, and improve your garden and gardening practices. This will save you time and money.
Draped Concrete Planters & Hypertufa Class
*No classes available until further notice*
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