Looking for some gardening impetus or to expand your gardening knowledge? You’ll get both at the 2012 Garden Conference at the University of Connecticut on March 16.
I’ve heard two of the speakers and, without reservation, recommend hearing them at least once.
Kerry Ann Mendez starts the day talking about change as an opportunity to create a more beautiful garden. I heard a different presentation by Kerry Ann at the Connecticut Horticultural Society conference in February. To describe her as lively is an understatement and I suspect her presentation will include fantastic photos of the beauty she has created on her own plot of land.
Doug Tallamy is one of the native plant gurus. He exudes valuable information about native trees and plants and their role in home environments. You will come away with new respect for many of the native shrubs and trees you might take for granted. Read my post on his book, Bringing Nature Home.
The afternoon topics cover growing an edible landscape by Charlie Nardozzi, herbs as ornamentals by Jo Ann Gardner, and old and new annuals by Mitch Rand. You might get ideas like these: chives as a border or interplanted in perennial beds, and planting lettuce among annuals and perennials. The lettuce gives early color, fills in space, and is harvested before the annuals grow to full size.
It’s a full day of gardening talk and thoughts of all the beautiful things that come from growing plants, shrubs and trees. Plus, between presentations you can peruse a sizeable collection of gardening-related books – you’re sure to find at least one must-have – and obtain information about local gardening and farming groups.
Register and learn more here: 2012 Garden Conference.
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