September 29, 2012
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Festuca glauca "Elija Blue' (William Cullina photo)

Irene will teach you what tasks need doing in the fall and winter ornamental garden.  Topics include what plants to cut back in winter versus in the spring, and which materials to leave for fertility and protection and which to clean up to reduce diseases and pests. You’ll learn about winter protection mechanisms to combat snow, ice, salt, and wind damage. She will introduce bulb orders and planting, and finally will help you assess your ornamental gardens’ needs for the coming spring.  Don’t miss this information-packed class, perfectly timed for buttoning up your cherished garden.

Irene Brady Barber is currently both a landscape designer for Cosmic Stone & Garden Supply and a seasonal horticultural educator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  She is presently working to complete a professional certification in the field of horticultural therapy, which is the focus of much of her teaching at the Gardens. 

Where:   Bosarge Familiy Education Center
Price:     $35 members, $42 non-members

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