Join us at the Columbus Botanical Garden on Saturday, Feb. 22, for a day filled with tips and ideas on how you can create and maintain a beautiful backyard retreat. From bed prep to plant selection to care and maintenance, local green industry professionals will teach you how to get the most out of your garden! So if you have “spring fever” and are ready to get your garden growing, then sign up for the “Get Growing for Spring” all-day education event on Feb. 22 and watch your garden grow! Lunch is included in the registration cost and will be served from 12 to 1 p.m.
Dewayne Gallatin, “Sensational Plants for Spring!” 10-11 a.m.
Ready for spring planting? Then join horticulturalist, Dewayne Gallatin, to discover the wonderful new mix of plants coming to the market for 2014 as well as learn which plants are tried-and-true workhorses for the Chattahoochee Valley area! Dewayne will also highlight how to best incorporate these stand- out plants into your garden- showing you how to create a beautifully unique outdoor space that fits your needs and lifestyle.
James Winters, “Spring Planting: Secrets of the Pros” 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn the secrets to seasonal color success! Join James Winters, Grow Landscaping Company, to find out how his team creates and maintains the beautiful seasonal color displays at The Landings and around town. In this seminar, James will emphasize proper horticultural techniques and share a few of his secrets for outstanding year round garden success.
Helen Phillips, “Winter Gardening” 1-2 p.m.
Learn how to keep your garden active and interesting – even in winter! Helen Phillips, horticulturalist, will show you how to create a winter garden retreat using the design elements of texture, fragrance and form. Helen will discuss plant selections and combinations as well as provide design tips and ideas that are sure to help you enhance your winter garden experience.
Jennifer Davidson, “Ten Myths of Organic Gardening” 2 to 3 p.m.
Want to grow your plants organically but not be fooled by the current hype? Then let Jennifer Davidson, City Extension Agent – Horticulture, dispel some of the organic gardening myths that you may have heard and get the real facts on how to grow your plants organically using proven and productive gardening methods!
*Please note: Instructors and classes are subject to change.