Michigan provides the best of everything: warm summers, cool springs, glorious autumns, and a long winter's rest. We write about vegetable and herb gardening, as well as some of our favorite landscape plants, all with an organic perspective. Spend some time with us, gardening in beautiful, bountiful Michigan!
Location: Apple Orchard, Discovery Garden, Leslie Science Center
Description: The final workshop on beekeeping will cover pests and pathogens that can impact beehives. Again, the work will be done at the hives maintained by Meghan Millbrath, instructor, within the Discovery Garden, at the Leslie Science. Come dressed for the weather. In case of rain, Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10am-noon.
Location: Leslie House at Leslie Science and Nature Center
Description: Want go grow beautiful flowering perennials, but aren't sure how to do it? Come to this class to learn how! Taught by Kirk Jones, who maintained an extensive garden of perennials that formed the basis of his bouquet business, Good Scents Gardens, this class will focus on how to design and start a perennial garden. Topics covered will include combining colors, season of bloom, and how the plant looks all the time it is not in bloom. Time will be allowed for individual questions and problems.
Location: Leslie Science and Nature Center, Ann Arbor
The City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation staff will share how you can create a native plant garden, including recommendations for the types of plants to use and the first steps to take in creating a home garden. This is a great opportunity to meet Ann Arbor's native plant specialists.