Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Weekend of Gardens

Two events on the docket for our gardening friends this weekend!  Spread the word and come and see us in the vendor area at, "A Garden Extravaganza" 6th Annual Garden Conference in Marquette, MI June 15th, 2013 from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.  This event takes place at the University Center on the campus of Norther Michigan University.  Workshop topics include gardening for sustainability, how to attract birds and bees, bog gardening, container gardening, and much more. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $60.00.  This includes full access to vendor area, seminars, and workshops as well as lunch. See conference brochure: http://www.mqtbeautification.org/index.html

Jeff Epping, director of horticulture at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, will be the keynote speaker for the conference. Jeff Epping has been Director of Horticulture at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin since 1994. Epping and his staff have practiced and preached sustainable gardening for years, which is reflected in their environmentally friendly cultural practices and innovative award winning garden designs. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison, Epping holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He worked at the Chicago Botanic Garden before joining the staff at Olbrich and has visited, studied and photographed gardens throughout the US, UK, France and Thailand. Epping regularly lectures and teaches on landscape plants and designs for northern gardens. Many of his photos have been seen in regional journals, nationally recognized gardening books and professional horticultural publications

Also this weekend we will be having our annual Up Scapes Nursery Sale and Open House on Sunday June 16th from noon to 7:00 PM.  Join us for plants, snacks, and great garden conversation.  We would be happy to help you with designing a new bed, troubleshooting plant problems, and sharing some of our favorite new varieties. You can find us at E4021 East Louds Spur Road in Chatham MI.  Look for "plant sale" signs! http://uplandscapes.com/

No comments:

Post a Comment