Your vegetable gardening efforts have been rewarding but you are ready to employ new strategies to boost your harvest and enjoyment. Melinda will cover various strategies, share new productive varieties, and provide space saving tips that will take your vegetable garden to the next level. Tips on how you can plant earlier, harvest later and maximize the harvest throughout the season will also be discussed.
Begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 10
Add a bit of greenery and color to your home’s décor while improving your indoor air quality and elevating your mood. Whether you’re new to indoor gardening or considering giving it another try, Melinda will help you select the right plants for your indoor growing conditions, interior design, and busy schedule. She’ll provide tips on watering, fertilizing, transplanting and more to keep your indoor plants looking their best.
Begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 24
Shopping early ensures the greatest selection of plants, but it isn’t always the best time to plant. Learn what flowers and vegetables you can plant in the cooler, often unpredictable spring weather. Then keep those warm weather favorites like tomatoes, impatiens, and coleus safe until the conditions are right for them to stand on their own in the garden. Melinda will cover tips for protecting plants from the cold and helping them transition into the garden or planter.
Begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 14
May 1, Ixonia, WI
Grow your own garden-fresh flowers to enjoy in your home or to share with others. Fresh flowers generate a smile in just seconds and the joy last for days. Melinda will cover a variety of easy-care flowers that provide color and cut flowers from spring through fall. Plus, she’ll share tips for including them in existing vegetable gardens, raised beds, or mixed borders.
Sunday, May 1, beginning at 1 pm.
May 28, Ixonia, WI
Roses make great additions to the landscape. Selecting the right variety for your space and gardening style can ensure success with minimal care. Melinda will cover hardy, easy-care roses sure to add colorful blooms and rose hips for you, pollinators, and birds to enjoy.
Saturday, May 28, 11 am
June 18, Ixonia, WI
So many choices and not enough space. Fortunately, there is a hydrangea for every garden and container. Melinda will help you find the best hydrangea for your growing conditions, landscape design, and growing goals. Plus, she’ll cover planting, ongoing care and pruning for each type of hydrangea.
Saturday, June 18, begins at 11 am
September 24, Ixonia, WI
You worked hard planting and tending your landscape throughout the summer. Make sure your plants are ready for our challenging winter ahead and ready for an eye-catching spring display. Melinda will discuss what plants to leave standing over winter for you, the pollinators, and birds to enjoy and those that need to be pruned now or next spring. Melinda will share tips on mulching to increase winter survival and proper lawn fertilization as well.
Saturday, September 24, begins at 11:00 am