Date(s) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Genesee County Master Gardeners will offer their popular educational programs again this spring. All programs are from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension building, 420 East Main St., Batavia.
The cost is $10 per person per class unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.
For more information call (585) 343-3040, ext. 101.
A variety of gardening topics will be presented and taught by Master Gardeners:
Wednesday, March 30 – “Using Color in the Garden.” There will be a discussion on aspects of color theory and its application in the garden, all lavishly illustrated with photos. Berries, bark, variegated foliage and garden ornaments all combine for a more powerful visual impact. You can grow these flower combinations in Western New York since the presentation features local gardens. The registration deadline is March 24.
Thursday, April 7 – “Better Garden Photography.” Have you ever visited and photographed a gorgeous garden, but were later disappointed with your photos? In this presentation many topics will be covered including the impact of light and elements of composition such as balance, contrast, perspective and color. Useful techniques will be taught such as the rule of thirds, framing and the effect of lines. All topics are illustrated with photos of garden scenes. These practical tips will improve your photos in the garden. The registration deadline is April 1.
Wednesday, April 13 – “Urban Forestry and Tree Care.” Healthy trees are an asset as they provide cooling shade, habitat for birds and can increase the value of your property. Garrett Koplun, Department of Environmental Conservation forester will instruct those attending on how managing trees in an urban environment differs from a traditional forest environment. He will discuss a number of problems common to trees in an urban setting as well as cover ways on how to improve and prevent tree health issues. The registration deadline is April 8. This program is free.
Wednesday, April 20 – “Invasive Plants & Other Species in the Landscape.” What are invasive species? Where are they located? Are they growing in my garden? What can I do? Why should I care? Find out the answers to these questions and learn how gardeners can be part of the solution. This program will also discuss some of the alternative plants you can grow instead of the ornamental invasive plants that may be lurking in your garden. The registration deadline is April 15.
Wednesday, April 27 – “What’s Wrong with My Plant?” This program will act as a gardener’s introduction to plant disease identification and treatment. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of the four major categories of plant diseases and their specific treatment strategies via a review of those most commonly brought into the Master Gardener Helpline. The registration deadline is April 22.