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Gardening Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
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The Buchanan County Master Gardeners will host the 10th annual public gardening symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at First Presbyterian Church.

The main speakers for 2016 will be Helen Venemann: Creating Floral Designs, Greg Schmitt: Backyard Wildlife, Doug Cheever: Right of Way Plantings, and Sondra Cabell: Gardening for Pollinators.

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Think Spring Garden Seminar

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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The Think Spring Garden Seminar includes inspiring speakers, door prizes, time to shop in the garden marketplace plus a delicious catered lunch. Master Gardeners earn 4 CEU credits. Join Melissa Peterson, Garden Center Manager at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center will share inspirational photos of garden art and Pinterest garden projects that will leave you motivated and ready for spring. Karen Johlas-Szalkowski is the Naturalist II at Warren County Conservation. She will teach how to attract birds, butterflies and pollinators to your backyard.

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Plant Protection Program

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Come to Reiman Gardens to hear from the experts at Iowa State University’s Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC) as they discuss and demonstrate official methods for testing and identifying plant pests and pathogens. Learn where to go when you have questions about plants or insects in your own yard, and how you can become more involved in detection and diagnosis.

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Installing a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, May 19th beginning at 5pm, City Horticulturist, Kelly Goossen will be providing a workshop on planting and installing a pollinator garden at A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
 
Kelly will share strategies on how to prepare the site, select plants, and address seasonal maintenance in a pollinator garden. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant the new pollinator garden on-site, learning proper planting techniques, landscape design elements, and bloom time ranges for pollinator diversity throughout the season.
 

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Orchids for Beginners

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Are you an aspiring orchid grower? Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for this beginner’s workshop to become familiarized with the orchid family and how to maintain and propagate healthy orchids.  Participants will receive their own orchid to start their collection. Learn more here: www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/events-programs/calendar-events/248-orchids-for-beginners/

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Horticulture Day 30th Anniversary

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Iowa Public Radio's Horticulture Day. The free event gives you the unique opportunity to tour the beautiful ISU Horticulture Research Station in Ames. You'll meet the Hort Gang and Charity Nebbe in person, and have fun with your family outdoors. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1220831684627593/

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Gardening Study School

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Join the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa for the annual Gardening Study School on September 15th and 16th in Madrid, Iowa. Learn more here: http://www.gardenclubsofiowa.org/AgendaGardeningStudyCourse.pdf

Topics include: Fruit production, Home irrigation, Tree identification, Woody ornamentals, and more.

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