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Spring Fever Garden Forums 2017 in Watford City

 


NDSU Extension is offering a series of forums to help you care for your yard and garden.

Live presentations from NDSU will be delivered to the McKenzie County Extension Office in Watford City. Free samples of bulbs, seeds and miscellaneous gardening supplies will be provided. Educational materials from each session will be shared.

Gardeners may participate online at home. Go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever/ and register for online participation. A link will be sent to participants to click on to view each program.

All forums run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm CT. Registration is requested prior to attending either online or at the McKenzie County Extension Office. All sessions are free.

All presentations will be archived for future viewing if you have to miss a session.

To register for the Spring Fever Garden Forums to participate in person at the McKenzie County Extension Office or online, you may go to the website, or you may call the Extension Office at 701-444-3451.

Dates of classes and topics are as follows:

Monday, March 20

Spring Lawn Care—Fertilizing, aerating, repairing vole damage, managing weeds and preventing diseases will be the hot topics.

Soils for Your Garden and Containers—Soil is the foundation for success or failure in the garden. We’ll discuss options for soil media for your garden and containers.

Prairie Meadow Gardens—Find out what constitutes a ‘meadow garden’ and see the progression of one created at the NDSU horticulture gardens.

Bonus: Flower bulbs and seeds

Monday, March 27

Flowering Shrubs—Discover which shrubs are best for various situations in home landscapes.

If You Want to Plant a Birch Tree--Learn which type of birch to plant, where to plant it and how to keep it healthy.

Diagnosing Spruce Disorders—Learn how to treat problems caused by insects, diseases and the environment.

Bonus: Seed Starting

Monday, April 3

Growing Juneberries!—Juneberry pie! Get the best crop by selecting good plants and controlling pests.

Grafting Apples—Add a new variety of apple on your existing tree. We’ll show you how to do it.

Growing Raspberries—We’ll describe cultivars, trellising, pruning and general management practices.

Bonus: Insect Traps

Monday, April 10

Building Raised Beds—Raised beds make gardening easier for everyone. We’ll show you how to build sturdy, attractive planters.

Adventures in Shade Gardens—Make your garden glow in the shade! Layer different textures, forms, colors and height to create a sanctuary from the summer heat.

Smart Gardening for Butterflies—Learn how to identify and attract butterflies to your garden! The beautiful monarch butterfly will be used as an example.

Bonus: Butterfly Feeders

 

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