Jr. Master Gardening Program
Planting square foot gardens at Tot Lot Childcare
Presentations from 2015
Monday, March 23
The Sweet Side of Honeyberries, Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager
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.
Handout: Conifers for North Dakota.
Learn how to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden—and how to keep them there.
Tuesday, March 24
Diagnosing Plant Problems, Steve Sagaser, Extension Agent, Grand Forks County
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.
From edibles to succulents to pollinators, let’s take a look at what the experts are saying will be hot gardening trends in 2015.
We’ll discuss onion sets vs. transplants, fertilization, irrigation, cultivars and more strategies to grow your biggest onion bulbs ever.
Monday, March 30
Everything you never knew you needed to know.
Handouts: ; Pruning Shrubs presentation handout.
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.
Handout: Edible Landscapes presentation handout.
Dangerous 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.
Tuesday, March 31
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.
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.
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.
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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