Master Gardeners Symposium
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
21th Annual Ontario County Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Symposium
Saturday, February 13, 2016
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
86 Avenue E
Geneva, NY 14456
Canandaigua, NY – Are you longing for Spring? Cabin fever got you down? Don’t despair! Come join the Ontario County Master Gardeners for a day of horticultural inspiration at the 21st Annual Spring Garden Symposium. It is being held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Club 86, 86 Avenue E, Geneva, NY 14456.
Tom and Kathy Rood will be presenting: Daylilies-The Perfect Perennial. Tom and Kathy Rood are owners of Grace Gardens. The world of daylilies continues to evolve and Grace Gardens follows right along with it. They will look at some of the new horizons coming on the scenes in the world of daylilies as well as the “how to” of getting the best performance from daylilies in the garden. The program will touch on what daylily breeders have to contend with while not getting into the detailed technical mechanics of plant breeding. The program also shows a few results of the presenters own breeding program
Roxanne McCoy will be presenting Gardening in the Shade. Roxanne McCoy is owner of Lilies of the Field, a cut flower operation in Erie County, NY. Having trouble growing grass under your shade trees? Need some ideas about what to plant on the north side of your house? Don’t despair! Roxanne will discuss the joys and challenges of gardening in the shade while showcasing 30 perennials that shine even in the shadows.
Russell Welser will be presenting Growing Small Fruits in the Home Garden. Russell Welser is Senior Extension Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County. Russ will address growing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, and other small fruit in the home garden. He will cover soil and nutrient requirements, pest management, cultural practices, such as planting, pruning, and much more.
Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase vendor’s tropical and garden whimsies. Guest vendors are Horning’s Greenhouse, Penn Yan and Canandaigua Botanical Society. Door prizes will also be available for viewing.
Cost: $40.00 per person which includes refreshments, hot buffet lunch, registration, and a folder with all the presenters’ handouts.
Registration deadline is February 6, 2016. The registration flyer is available at www.cceontario.org. For more information or to receive a flyer, call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
In the event of cancellation, please listen to any of the following radio stations, WYLF (am radio 850); WHAM (am radio 1180); SUNNY 102.3 FM; Finger Lakes News Radio-WGVA 1230, 1590/98.1, WAUB and 104.5/1550 WCGR.