Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: All Three Sections
Wake Up Your Garden!
February 8, Watson Education Building, NYBG
February 22, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, CT
Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the garden after winter. Have the healthiest, best-looking garden in your neighborhood!
10 am-12 pm Spring Gardeners Task List
Get those shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of winter injury and noting where gaps in the garden can be filled. All this gives your garden a head start on a great growing season.
Daryl Beyers, NYBG, 193GAR225B
Daryl Beyers, New Canaan, 193GAR225F
12-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-2:45 pm Soil Basics: Get It Right!
If you get your soil right from the start, your garden will explode in lushness. Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. Give your garden a solid foundation, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.
Manny Grossman, NYBG, 193GAR225C
Richard Rosiello, New Canaan, 193GAR225G
3-5 pm Pruning: Shape–Up for Spring
Are you intimidated by the idea of pruning? March is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, the tools needed for the job, why pruning is necessary, and the difference between maintenance and rejuvenation pruning.
Michael Ruggiero, NYBG, 193GAR225D
Michael Ruggiero, New Canaan, 193GAR225H
Registration fee for each section: $39/$45
Registration for All Three Sections:
NYBG | 193GAR225A | $99/$109
NCNC | 193GAR225E | $99/$109