Gardening Study School, Course III, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, April 7 (8:15 am.-4:15 pm.) and April 8 (8:15 am.-12:15 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be Pruning, Factors Influencing Plant Growth, Techniques for Growing Outdoor Flowers, Classifying Plants, Teaching Tour on the Grounds of the Arboretum and Xeriscaping. Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate.
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.
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.
Reiman Gardens is so enthusiastic about insects that we set aside a special day just for them ever year. Our annual Day of Insects brings together professionals, academics, advocates and enthusiasts of all levels from across the country to explore and celebrate entomology (the study of insects). Topics often include insects native to Iowa, exotic insects, endangered insects, conservation efforts and new educational programs aimed at advancing the appreciation of all invertebrates.
Henry County Master Gardeners present their 11th Annual Spring Symposium on March 4, 2017. The Spring Symposium offers something for every gardener, with a wide variety of workshops. Learn more here.
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.
Learn about Butterfly Wing Plants at Reiman Gardens in Ames. Learn more here: http://www.reimangardens.com/events/
Create your own container water garden with Master Gardener Jamie Beyer. Located at the Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Combining art and gardening, you will learn how to create botanical block prints and how it is applied to dish garden designs. Get all the supplies to assemble your own dish garden, made from metal and cedar and plant with succulents. Learn more here.
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.