Troubleshooting in the Landscape & Lawn: Preventing Problems
Before They Start
Speaker: Thomas Dayton
Every gardener needs to know what to do when things go wrong.
Tom will give you the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and cure
the most common gardening ailments for Northeast Ohio. We will also
include a top 10 list of the most common mistakes in gardening to
get you off on the right foot.
Gardening with Tropical Plants
Speaker: Cynthia Drukenbrod, Cleveland Botanical Garden
Many of us grow and love tropical plants, but what’s the best
way to deal with them in the winter? New to tropical plants? Cynthia
will teach you how to best sow them off iin the summer with colorful
and impactful container combinations! Bring your patio to life with
dynamic showy tropicals all summer long.
Speaker: Michelle Riley, All About You Landscape Design
The Birds, The Bees & Everything In Between
Speaker: Carol Zeh
Learn everything you need to know about back yard bird feeding with
Carol Zeh, a local Audobon member and Metro Parks volunteer. She will
discuss the scope of local birds, seed mixes to use to attract different
species as well as types of bird feeders and where to plant them in the
landscape. She will also touch on the best plants that serve as food
sources, nesting areas and protection. She will also raise your
awareness on the recent reduction of bees and how to use bee-friendly
gardening practices to help prevent further loss.
The Miniature World of Fairy Gardening
Speaker: Jill Manda, Manda’s Plant Farm
While some believe that attracting fairies to the garden brings good
luck and happiness, others simply enjoy the beauty of gardening with
miniatures. Jill Manda of Manda’s Plant Farm in Canal Fulton will teach
you to build miniature landscapes using small-scale plants and
accessories to attract those elusive fairies. The little scenes that you
create at home will bring a sense of magic and whimsy to your home and
garden. Fairy gardening is also a great activity to enjoy with your
children or grandchildren.
Sneak Peak - What’s New for 2014?
Speaker: Karen Martin & Tom Dayton, Dayton Nursery
Want something new and exciting to add to the garden? We'll show you
a sneak peak
of the newest introductions in trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials,
vines and annuals. Our slide show will include pictures, plant
information and care tips with the knowledge and expertise from our
perennial manager Karen Martin and owner Tom Dayton.