GARDENS AND NATURE

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Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $10, Non-member $25
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn the basics of pruning techniques and tools.

Co-sponsored with the Worcester Tree Initiative

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Don Dean

Don Dean brings twenty years of hosta hybridizing experience to his presentation “Darn Right I’ve Got the Blues”. His registered blue hosta are among the best being created in the hosta world. He is the immediated past president of the American Hosta Society and runs the very successful AHS online auction every winter. Don, who resides in Minnesota, will entertain beginners and veteran gardeners alike with his lively and informative presentation.

Co-sponsored with the New England Hosta Society

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Marta McDowell

Explore the natural world that inspired an iconic story of American identity.

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Karen Randall

After learning the basic needs of aquatic plants and how they can be met in a home aquarium, watch a live aquascaping demonstration with plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member $40, Non-member $55
Instructor: Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist

Join the Conservatory staff for a hands-on introduction to forcing bulbs to display inside your home. Everyone will take home a pot each of daffodils, tulips, and grape hyacinths. All materials included.

Thursday, November 09, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Free with Admission
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn about best practices for winterizing ornamental trees.

Co-sponsored with the Worcester Tree Initiative

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Guide: Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist

Explore the conservatory collection and discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Erin Doolittle, Staff Gardener

Erin will demonstrate how to make floral arrangements in winter using berries, branches, evergreens and more.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Instructor: Dawn Davies, Staff Horticulturist

Learn the basics of pruning small trees and shrubs in the dormant season. Please dress for the weather as this will take place outdoors.

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Master Gardener Training Class
Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (mmga)
The 2017 MMGA Master Gardener Training Class will begin in April and run through October. For more information & registration: massmastergardeners.org.