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Learning in the Garden Workshop Series Schedule

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Marybeth Bannon

“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

Diane Backus

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

Nordica Holochuck

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

Cecily Frazier

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.


Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
845-340-3990 ext. 335


SUNY Ulster
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, New York 12484