Do you want to learn how to protect your garden over the winter? Do you want to enjoy spring flowering bulbs next April? Then come and enjoy the programs of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Cattaraugus County for “Fall Gardening Day”.
This fall gardening program is appropriate for interested gardeners of all levels of experience, and will focus on the theme “Putting Your Garden to Bed”. Fall Gardening Day will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Ellicottville Town Center / Cooperative Extension Center, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Pre-registration is required (see details below). Topics will include fall soil testing and improvement, cover crops, fall lawn care, fall blooming perennials, garlic, rhubarb, spring flowering bulbs, and extending your growing into late fall and winter.
|Time||Group A||Group B|
|8:30-9:00||Registration - Welcome - Introduction|
|9:05-9:45||Keynote Fall Soil Amendments
Mark Holt, Community Educator
|9:50-10:30||Putting your Perennial Garden to Bed - Maggie Smith, MG||Cover Crops - Melinda Buckley MG|
|10:40-11:20||Fall Blooming Perennials - Nan Miller MG||Putting Your Lawn to Bed - Barb McCarthy MG|
|11:20-11:40||Break - Refreshments|
|11:40-12:20||Planting Garlic, Rhubarb, Spring Bulbs - TBD||Extending the Garden Season - Pat Kerl MG|
|Ongoing||Soil pH test and recommendations / Cleaning and sharpening your tools. MGs: Maggie Smith, Pat Kerl, Nan Miller, Barb McCarthy, Charlie Jurenko, Cheri Reed
** Bring a small, air-dried soil sample and a tool to be sharpened**
|12:25||50/50 Raffle and Door Prizes announced|
Registration is $5 and includes a soil pH test (bring an air-dried soil sample) and tool sharpening (bring a tool to have sharpened). Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. To register or for more information, contact Marilyn Gold at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 716-699-2377 x106, or by e-mail: cattaraugusmg [at] cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling the Ellicottville office at (716) 699-2377 x106.