A monthly workshop series using a hands-on approach to explain the principles of gardening.
Classes start at 10 am and last about 30 minutes
June 15:Growing Roses Successfully
July 20:Perennial Plant of the Year
Aug. 17:Tour the Xeriscape Garden
Sept. 21:Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale
Oct. 19:Native and Nativar Plants: Cracking the code for the real meaning of the terms used to describe native plants
June 15: Growing Roses Successfully
“Did you know June is National Rose month?”On November 29, 1986 in the White House Rose Garden, the rose was designated as the National Floral emblem by former President Ronald Reagan. Briefly, I’ll discuss the various types of roses, planting and pruning, diseases (pests and fungal) and choosing roses for disease resistance, fertilization, and suggested resources including good companions for them in your garden.
July 20: Perennial Plant of the Year
The Perennial Plant Association chooses a plant every year to be the Perennial Plant of the Year. Awards have been given out since 1990. Find out how they are chosen and why they make great plants for your garden.
August 17: Tour of the Xeriscape Garden
Xeriscaping is a form of gardening which reduces the need for supplemental watering. Started in Denver, during a period of severe water shortage, it utilizes seven principles which are appropriate for any type of garden. The Xeriscape Garden started with plantings of more than 55 drought tolerant, disease resistant, low maintenance plants in 9 beds. An additional 3 beds were later added in addition to an information kiosk/pergola (one for composting demonstrations; another as a nursery area to hold plants for our annual plant sale or demonstration classes; and a third as an alpine garden.
September 21:Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale
Annual Master Garden Plant Sale 10:00 am-12 pm. The Plant Sale will offer an array of plants from the Xeriscape Garden itself, plus perennials, shrubs, trees and even houseplants grown by the Master Gardeners!Proceeds benefit the CCEUC Master Gardener program. Cash, check or credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) will be accepted at the sale, which will be held rain or shine.
October 19: Native and Nativar Plants:Cracking the code for the real meaning of the terms used to describe native plants
Confused by the meaning of the terms surrounding native plants?What does ‘native’ mean?Why does this term seem to have different meanings in different contexts?What does it actually mean?What about when a plant is part native and part hybridized?That’s a ‘nativar’, but what does that really mean?What, if anything, does that mean to pollinators?Can bees tell the difference?We’ll clarify plant lingo, and give you the tools you need to have to buy what you thought you were buying—but maybe weren’t.
These events are free but pre-registration is helpful. Use the links to the left to register.
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, New York 12484