Master Gardener deluxe Theresa Rooney has useful tips
on starting vegetable, perennial, herb and flower bedding
plants from seed. She’ll explain about different soil mixes,
trays, lighting, and how to have seedlings ready when
growing season begins.
AND Silent Auction
Sustainable Lawns and Silent Auction
Dr. Sam Bauer, UMN Turfgrass department, shows how to
grow a sustainable lawn using few (or no) chemicals, and
with less water and mowing. Sam also discusses organic
lawn practices, and the new low-mow grasses that do not
need fertilizer or more than rainwater to look great.
Plus: our Silent Auction fundraiser - it supports the Club’s
Speaker Fund so we can keep the meetings free.
Please donate an item or two, and have fun bidding!
Stormwater, Rain and Boulevard Gardens - Doing It Right !
Boulevards and rain gardens can contain storm water runoff and are low maintenance if designed properly. Roxanne Stuhr describes City guidelines for these gardens and the use of pollinator-friendly native plants for curb appeal. Roxanne is a Master Water Steward and
professional landscape architect.
Plant swap: Look for red balloons at North end of Longfellow Park. Plant drop-off starts at 11 am, swap starts at noon. Plants are usually gone by 12:30!!
Gardening au Natural - A Safer and Balanced Approach to Managing Unwanted Garden Insects
Julia Vanatta and Marilyn Jones show how to become a detective in your garden, learn to identify common insect pests in Minnesota and what steps you can take to manage these insects without using harmful pesticides. Their talk includes basic principles of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for managing insects in vegetable, pollinator and ornamental gardens and landscapes.
Julia Vanatta and Marilyn Jones
Meet at Epworth between 6-6:30 to pick up maps and car pool. Tour gardens from 6:30-8:30