I’ve started pulling together the 2012 calendar and promise to get that up and running soon with all new events. In the meantime, I wanted to call attention to three upcoming seminars of interest to Eastern Shore gardeners.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
Perennialy Inspired: Perennial Plant Association/Horticultural Society of Maryland Seminar
Speakers include David Culp, Carol Long, Allen Bush.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012; 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Sheppard-Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, Maryland
Cost: $89 for members ($99 after February 3); $99 for non-members ($109 after February 3). Lunch and snacks are included.
The Perennial Plant Association and the Horticultural Society of Maryland have a great speaker line-up for this all-day seminar. Speakers include David Culp of Sunny Border Nurseries; Carol Long from Winterthur; Allen Bush of Jelitto Perennial Seeds; Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer; and landscape architect Thomas Ranier, who is one of my favorite bloggers. For full details on the program, see PPA/MSH Seminar.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
Half-Day Seminar: Native Plants: Design and Maintenance
Tracy DeSabito-Aust, author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden and The Well-Designed Mixed Border
When: Saturday March 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Center for Applied Learning and Technology, CALT Building, Arnold, MD 21012.
Cost: $60.00. A light breakfast is included. Book signing after the seminar.
This half-day seminar on Maryland native plants, design, and maintenance is sponsored by Unity Gardens, an organization dedicated to “empower local groups to build leadership and partnership through the creation of neighborhood greening projects that enhance the quality of life throughout Anne Arundel County.” The seminar is approved as advanced training for Maryland Master Gardeners. For more information, see Native Plants.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Outdoor Living Extravaganza: A Retreat and Seminar with Proven Winners
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012; 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Airlie Conference Center, 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Cost: $80.00. Includes a catered luncheon and snacks.
This day-long seminar is organized by people who bring us Proven Winners brand plants and focuses on using color and getting the most out of the garden. Speakers include Proven Winners Program Manager Kerry Meyer; garden designer and speaker Kerry Mendez; Walter’s Gardens Marketing Manager Susan Martin; and gardening expert and TV host Joe Lamp’l. Participants will receive a gift bag and the chance to win a wide variety of prizes. To register, go to provenwinners or call 877-865-5818.