Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Standard Examiner Home & Garden Show this Weekend

Who's going to attend the Home & Garden Show this weekend at the Weber County Fairgrounds?  I am.  Susie is going to be there as well.  I hope that see many of you there too!  Not only can you watch the shammy guy clean up a mess, you can renew your newspaper subscription, and listen to Susie and I talk about growing some great veggies this upcoming year.

Thanks to all those who will be helping us at the Master Gardener booth by answering questions and sharing with the public our great program at the Ogden Botanical Gardens.  Our Master Gardeners truly are the best!  See you at the Home & Garden Show this weekend.
Kathy has lined up some really great speakers and they will be talking about some other fun gardening topics.  Here is the lineup:

Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 2, 2012

4:00 p.m.  Who Hid the Veggies?  Edible Landscaping
Pat Westaway, Weber County USU Ext.Master Gardener

5:00 p.m.  Creating Beautiful Containers for a Colorful Landscape
Kim Hunter, Country View Nursery Owner

6:00 p.m.  Perennial Choices for Color, Foliage & Interest Barney Barnett, Willard Bay Gardens Owner

7:00 pm  25 Great Deciduous Trees for the Wasatch Front
Katie Wagner, USU Extension Horticulturist, Salt Lake Co.
Saturday, March 3, 2012

2:00 p.m.  Waterwise Isn’t Just Desert and Rocks
David Rice, Conservation Program Coordinator, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

3:00 p.m.  Gardening with Kids
Adrienne Plicka, Weber County USU Ext. Master Gardener

4:00 p.m.   Successful Tree Planting in Northern Utah
Kim Hunter, Country View Nursery Owner

5:00 p.m.  Tips & Tricks for Growing Great Veggies Dorinda Jones & Susie Jones,Weber County USU Extension Ogden Botanical Gardens

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thanks for coming to the Seed Exchange

The Seed Exchange at the Ogden Botanical Gardens on February 17th was a huge success and we had a great turn out. 
Thanks to all who came and participated in the mini workshops about seed starting and those who took part in the seed exchange. 
It was fun to meet a lot of new gardeners and to get excited about the upcoming gardening season.  I was able to "score" some new veggie and flower seeds that we are going to plant in our raised bed gardens this spring.  There was a cute table display of  "flower bombs" made by Anika.  I thought they were so cute I had to take a picture.  Check it out.  I love young entraprenuers, especially when they are gardeners too!
We hope to continue having this event each year at the gardens.  It is a great way to kick start the gardening year!  Thanks to Gregg and David for organizing and putting the seed exchange together.