Virtual Presentations, Garden Tours & Gardening Websites
2023 HOME GARDENER BOOT CAMP
designed for the 'Home Gardener!
Ten info-packed 2-hour ONLINE classes from the MMGA!
One weeknight per week for 10 weeks beginning in January, 2023...
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22
The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association has designed this new, improved program to help home gardeners take their horticultural understanding and knowledge of gardening best practices to the next level. Lectures include...
Fundamentals such as how to build great soil, how plants work, and environmental factors to consider – These important subjects are the foundation of every garden and can make all the difference in the home gardener's success.
Practical how-to’s including ornamental and edible gardening techniques; plant selection and care; integrating native plants; and combating weeds, diseases and pests.
Here's the Boot Camp Web Page to sign up!
Interested in learning more about growing from seeds?
Well then check out this awesome resource from Johnny's Selected Seeds! There are numerous videos for those who want to grow best from seed and a 'Tomato Variety Trends' webinar taking place on January 19... OR access their past webinars to learn about what interests you! CLICK HERE to get to the videos section of Johnny's website.
Create A Pollinator Pathway!
Spring is coming and some of you may be interested in joining the 'Pollinator Pathway' movement when planting your garden and caring for your property. Click here to check out the website and the guide to becoming a member!
Looking to get off the rock for a few days this Winter? Maybe consider attending The Philadelphia Flower Show! Its happening beginning March 4 through March 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. It's hosted by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the theme this year is 'The Garden Electric'! CLICK HERE for a direct link to the website to pre-purchase tickets.
Here is the link to the January & February, 2023 'Upcoming Virtual Events' from our friends at The Garden Conservancy!
From our 'Special Projects' Coordinator, Joan Cavazuti!
"Did you know that the NY Botanical Garden offers 700 courses throughout the year, some online!? I was just reading Margaret Roach’s column in the NY Times as she referenced it. Here you go if you want a nice read!"
CLICK HERE to check it out!
Visit 'Heirloom Roses' newly updated website if you happen to be a lover of all things roses! They offer an amazing variety or roses for sale and the website is a great resource for all-around rose care and includes videos on pruning, training, feeding and growing!
CLICK HERE to visit Heirloom Roses
The rose pictured at left is 'Fragrant Hour'. Purchased from Heirloom Roses in 2018
A little Winter Daydreaming...You may enjoy this YOU TUBE video on the High Line Gardens in NY City! Piet Oudolf, is a Dutch garden designer, nurseryman and author and is a leading figure of the "New Perennial" movement – his designs and plant compositions are shown in this video. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnXM9GctlU
Enjoy some 'Gardening Inspiration' and an inspirational YouTube Presentation by The Heirloom Gardener, John Forti!
Click Here to view it!
(Stay tuned to our website for information on John's presentation to the MVGC, on Island slated for September 19, 2023!)
Have you seen the show 'Floret' that is showing on the Magnolia network?
If not, try to catch it...
Erin and Chris Benzakein have spent the last fifteen years building their family-run business Floret from the ground up in the fertile Skagit River Valley of Washington State. Now considered one of the most well-known flower farms in the world, they are embarking on a new endeavor—rehabilitating a new 24-acre farm in order to expand their growing ground and create a living laboratory.
Watch their journey and the transformation of the farm in the Emmy-nominated four-part documentary series Growing Floret on the Magnolia Network
A fabulous opportunity to take a cut-flower garden mini-course virtually!
CLICK HERE for the info!
Here are a few more of their online courses from 'Floret'.
Enchanted Gardens website and BLOG recommended by MVGC Member, Joan Cavazuti!
Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer and author. She combines horticulture, design, and travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. Jana loves to visit gardens and historic sites in the U.S. and abroad, and share her trips through her books, photos and blog. She published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2018, The Garden Tourist’s New England in 2020, and The Garden Tourist’s Florida in 2021. The 2-acre garden surrounding her Victorian home features more than 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, perennial gardens, peony and rose beds, water features and shady retreats.
Trained as a graphic designer, Jana brings years of critical design thinking, clarity and cohesiveness to her landscape solutions. Her professional experience includes twenty five years as an art director and designer. Jana holds a BFA from Syracuse University, an MBA from Boston College, and coursework in horticulture and landscape design. http://www.enchantedgardensdesign.com/blog/
Additional Gardening Websites:
Jackie Hokanson says:
"I just discovered the PBS show, Growing a Greener World, today even though it’s in its 12th season. The website is https://www.growingagreenerworld.com. You can watch 26 minute episodes from all the seasons. I have a daughter who is a teacher in Brooklyn and I completely enjoyed their Emmy winning Episode “The Green Bronx Machine”. There is much helpful and practical gardening information - it reminds me of Britain’s Gardening World but in the United States."
"A Way to Garden"
A fabulous gardening website from Margaret Roach which includes resources of all kinds that relate to all things nature. From timely essential garden guidance to info on all sorts of horticultural topics, this is a site for gardeners of all levels. Be sure to sign up for Margaret's newsletter and her monthly podcasts!
One look at Ken's website and you'll understand why he is known as "The Guru of Natural Gardening”! Ken is a celebrated lecturer, and an award-winning author and photographer. He is best known for his 20 garden books published over the last 30 years. His most recent book, "The New Shade Garden", 'Creating a lush garden in the age of Climate Change' will no doubt be of unique interest to MV Garden Club members, given the topic of gardening for shade and how climate change effects us all.
'Ecological Landscaping Alliance'
Since its founding in 1992, the Ecological Landscape Alliance has been a leader in promoting sustainable approaches to landscape design, construction, and management. ELA’s commitment to innovative ideas and evidence-based practices has made the organization both a trusted resource and a vibrant community of landscape professionals and devoted gardeners.
'The Thoughtful Gardener'
Gardening Tips and Native Pollinator Insights...plus some On-Line Courses you can take!
Check out Heather Andrews via: gardenthoughtfully.com/
The below website was sent to our President, Susan Hobart by a young MVGC website follower! This young lady was inspired by the article as it suggests different flowers and plants to attract pollinators, and other wildlife! She feels like readers might find it interesting as she does!
Thanks, Ally for following us! Keep on Gardening!
The MVGC does not endorse the validity of AVA's Flowers or gain any $ from this website