Gardening Events

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Educational Opportunities

What better way to spend a winter’s day than attending a gardening class. It will help you improve your gardening and get you in the mood for spring. There are 2 excellent Master Gardener events coming up.

Annual Spring Bloom Classes

  • February 2nd at The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum
  • February 23rd at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Delaware.

Both are from 9am – 2:30pm. Topics will be the same both days:
– Landscape Design Do’s and Don’ts
– Garden Rx, Prescription for Healthy Plants
– Vegetable Gardening, Grow Your Own

Cost $25.
Register online at: https://reg.cornell.edu/InBloom_214 or call Jolie at CCE, 652-5400 ext: 176.


MG Education Day

Saturday March 16, 2019 at Classics V on Niagara Falls Blvd. from 9am-3pm. The cost is $45 for MG’s out of county and $55 for the public. Hot buffet lunch included. There will also be an excellent basket raffle.

There are 3 excellent speakers who you won’t want to miss. This day will help you with your major gardening issues, soil, insects and critter damage.

Register on line at: https://reg.cornell.edu or call Jolie at CCE, 652-5400 ext: 176. We anticipate another sold out event so get your tickets soon. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1st.

Managing Munching Mammals by: Dr. Paul Curtis, from Cornell

If you’ve ever had a problem with deer, rabbits, woodchucks, moles, voles and other furry critters this program is for you

Get the Dirt on Soil by Bob Shindelbeck, from Cornell

Healthy soil is the key to having a healthy garden and landscape. Learn what healthy soil really means and how to achieve it.

What’s Bugging Your Garden: The Good, the Bad And the Not So Ugly by Dr. Wayne Gall

Insects are a necessary part of life yet we often love to hate them. Dr. Gall is one of the most recognized experts on insects in New York State. He will show us how to identify the “good guys”, i.e. beneficial insects and what to do about the “bad guys” in our gardens and landscape.


Winter Garden Consultations

If you’re planning changes in your landscape this coming season getting an early start by planning now will be helpful. Having a Garden Consultation in the winter is a good way to start. Just call me for an appointment.


Lessons from Nature Classes

To register call 652-2432 or e-mail lyn@lessonsfromnature.biz  If you have a group of 3 – 5, I will schedule a class at your convenience. Classes are being scheduled now so call or e-mail to set an appointment.

 

How to Incorporate Native Plants into your Garden Class
  • Adding some negative plants to your garden is the best thing you can do to help nature. Learn how to chose the proper plants for your  area and why it’s important to do so.
  • Cost: $30/person. The group is limited to 6 so everyone can see and participate.

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Hypertufa Planter Class
  • Learn to make your own light weight concrete planters.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.

 

Concrete Birdbath and Stepping Stone Class
  • Make your own garden art birdbaths and stepping stones.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.
Draped Concrete Planters Class
  • This is a new technique that looks liked draped fabric but is concrete, really interesting looking.
  • The cost is $30/person including materials. Each person makes 2.
  • It’s a fun thing to do with friends and they make great gifts.