Potting Shed University – 2018

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Potting Shed University – 2018

February 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2018

Potting shed shelf or table

A series of 8 diverse garden topics for you to hone your skills to become a better gardener for years to come.

Every Monday, Feb 26 through April 16
6 PM – 7 PM
$5 per person per class. Pay at the door – Registration starts at 5:30 PM

Feb. 26   STARTING YOUR OWN KITCHEN GARDEN    Pat DeWitt, Advanced Master Gardener of Greene County
For new gardeners or gardeners who are starting over you will learn the basic foundations for a successful garden. Topics covered will include Soil, Sun, Water, Spacing, and Location of your garden. All participants will receive a handy booklet that contains all the basic information on starting a vegetable garden, a planting calendar, and useful information on challenges and benefits to growing your own food. We will discuss ways to store and use the bounty of your harvest.  Booklet is provided through the Grow Well Missouri program, Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security, University of Missouri.

Mar. 5   ENGLISH GARDENS   Nora Cox, Master Gardener of Greene County, Trainee
Have you ever wanted to enjoy an English Garden of your very own?  Come join Nora as she teaches you varieties and placing of plants that will provide you with the relaxing enjoyment of an English Garden.

Mar. 12  GROWING STRAWBERRIES   Patrick Byers, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
Strawberries are a versatile and easy-to-grow berry for the Ozarks.  Join Patrick for a discussion of the best strawberry cultivars for SW Missouri, preparing a garden spot for strawberries, planting and growing these interesting plants, harvesting a bountiful crop, and managing pests (diseases, insects, weeds).

Mar. 19  COMPANION PLANTING    Cathy Wolven, Master Gardener of the Ozarks, Emeritus
Do you enjoy being with friends?  So do plants!  Find out who likes who in this companion planting class.

Mar. 26  USING FOLIAGE FOR COLOR IN THE GARDEN   Kathryn Kufahl, Master Gardener of the Ozarks, Emeritus
Many flowering plants have a short period of bloom.  Plants with colorful foliage can provide interest through the entire season with fairly low maintenance. This session will offer suggestions for both annuals and perennials that provide colorful foliage for your space.

Apr. 2  TRIED AND TRUE PLANTS FOR THE OZARKS   Melissa Jenkins, Cedarbrook Garden Center, Branson West, MO
Planting and maintaining a garden in the Ozarks can be a real challenge but you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for durability.  Learn about some of my favorite plants that add true beauty to your gardens year after year without a lot of maintenance and care.  My list of tried and true plants includes conifers, broadleaf evergreens, blooming shrubs and perennials.

Apr. 9  PLANTS FOR A JAPANESE GARDEN IN THE OZARKS   Katie Keith, Botanical Center Coordinator
We will discuss the design concepts of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden; plants for structure in all seasons and extending the bloom season. Park and meet at the Japanese Stroll Garden.  ($5 for PSU, no additional fee required)

Apr. 16   INDOOR GARDENING: OUR FAVORITE HOUSEPLANTS AND MORE  Kelly McGowan, MU Extension Horticultural Specialist, Greene County
Everyone loves houseplants and many people began their love of gardening through caring for them.  Learn about houseplant history, common insect pests, tough and durable varieties and all aspects of care and propagation.


February 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
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