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Presentations from 2015  

Monday, March 23

LoniceraThe Sweet Side of Honeyberries, Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager    Download from YouTube

Honeyberries, a.k.a. haskaps, are one of the easiest-to-grow fruits. These tender blue berries laugh at winter’s chill and taste great! We will discuss varieties, planting, care and harvesting.

HandoutHoneyberry and Haskap – Lonicera caerulea


Norway spruceEvergreen Trees for North Dakota, Greg Morgenson, Woody Plants Specialist    Download from YouTube

Evergreens provide year-round beauty, privacy, and shelter from winds. Learn how to select the best type and cultivar.

Handout: Conifers for North Dakota.


Pollinators of North Dakota, Todd Weinmann, Extension Agent, Cass County    Download from YouTube

Learn how to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden—and how to keep them there.

Handouts: Assessing the Effects of Land-cover on Native Bee Diversity in Eastern North Dakota
Optional handout:
Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota


Tuesday, March 24

Chlorosis on silver mapleDiagnosing Plant Problems, Steve Sagaser, Extension Agent, Grand Forks County    Download from YouTube

Diagnosing plant problems can seem intimidating for anyone. Learn some techniques and tips to help narrow down the likely causes of common plant complications in your garden and landscape.

HandoutDiagnosing Plant Problems 


Succulent rosetteWill You Dig These 2015 Flower and Garden Trends?, Barbara Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist   Download from YouTube

From edibles to succulents to pollinators, let’s take a look at what the experts are saying will be hot gardening trends in 2015.

HandoutDigging Into 2015 Garden Trends


Big onionHow to Grow Large Onions, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crops Specialist    Download from YouTube

We’ll discuss onion sets vs. transplants, fertilization, irrigation, cultivars and more strategies to grow your biggest onion bulbs ever.

HandoutGetting the Most Out of Your Alliums 


Monday, March 30

Pruning shearsPruning Shrubs, Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester    Download from YouTube

Everything you never knew you needed to know.

Handouts: Basic Guidelines for Pruning Trees and ShrubsPruning Shrubs presentation handout.


Juneberry fruitsEdible Landscapes: Gardening Outside the Box, Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  Download from YouTube

Residential landscapes are usually designed exclusively with ornamental plants. Make your yard do double duty. Learn how to incorporate attractive edible plants into the landscape to provide food for the table AND for your eyes.

HandoutEdible Landscapes presentation handout. 


Japanese beetleDangerous Pests Threaten North Dakota, Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist; Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester; Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist

We’ll report on the status of spotted wing drosophila, emerald ash borer and Japanese beetle, all major threats to our landscapes.

Spotted Wing Drosophila   Download from YouTube            Emerald Ash Borer  Download from YouTube               Japanese Beetle  Download from YouTube

Handouts: IPM of Spotted Wing Drosophila in North Dakota   Additional Insecticides for Homeowners to Control Spotted Wing Drosophila. 

Emerald Ash Borer Biology and IPM in North DakotaInsects Frequently Confused with Emerald Ash Borer in NDAsh Tree Identification; Emerald Ash Borer Update presentation handout.

 IPM of Japanese Beetle in North Dakota;  Japanese Beetle in North Dakota presentation handout. 

Tuesday, March 31

Chives bloomsHerb It Up!, Jackie Buckley, Extension Agent, Morton County    Download from YouTube

Think about using herbs to flavor your entrees. Learn about growing and preserving herbs in your garden or in your home. Is there a difference from a spice and an herb? Learn what herbs go with certain dishes.

Handouts: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy EatingHerbs from Garden to Table presentation.
Optional handoutRecipes


Red thread disease on turfStop Turf Problems Before They Start, Jared LeBoldus, Extension Plant Pathologist    Download from YouTube

Common turfgrass problems in North Dakota will be discussed. Proactive measures that can be taken in the spring to prevent problems from starting in the first place will be emphasized. 

Handout: None. 


Katsura treeWoody Plant Diversity in Landscapes, Todd West, Woody Plants Specialist    Download from YouTube

Let’s learn why diversity is needed in landscapes and what we can do about it. We’ll discuss issues with monocultures and then give suggestions on underutilized trees and shrubs.

HandoutWoody Plant Diversity in Landscapes presentation handout.

Master Gardening Program


Local Master Gardeners:

Lynn Homelvig                 Peg Murphy

Jackie Lambourn              Barry Mason

       Andrea Bowman              Medora Stevenson

Judy Sparks                     Connie Krinke

Melissa Senn                    Alta Schaar


Dakota Gardener Newsletter: http://www.dakotagardener.com

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