New for Spring: Gardening Seminars Sponsored by Walker Farm in Vermont

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It’s been a maddeningly cold and dreary late March here in New England, and like many green-thumbs, I am beginning to feel more than a touch of cabin fever. I want to get out and get going in my garden! But with wintry temperatures and heavy snow-cover, I find myself searching elsewhere for springtime inspiration.

Walker Farm Greenhouse Image 2, michaela harlow - Sweet, Springtime Inspiration for this Year’s Garden Designs in the Greenhouses at Walker Farm in Dummerston Vermont

One of the highlights of March’s calendar is my annual visit to beautiful Walker Farm in nearby Dummerston, Vermont to help plan their springtime gardening seminar schedule (see listing of this year’s events below). And as usual, after we settled upon our dates and topics, Karen Manix took me on a delightful walking tour of the farm’s gloriously verdant greenhouses; currently filled to bursting with the promise of a new season ahead. My winter-weary eyes lit up at the sight of perky pansies, exotic tropicals, jewel-like succulents and the latest in annual delights for this season’s artful container and bedding combinations. What a great a great antidote to late winter’s dirty snowbanks and grit-coated walkways! Got a case of the mud-season blahs? Come join us for some springtime inspiration, laughs and professional horticultural and garden design tips. This year’s offerings include something for every gardener; from the vegetable grower to budding orchardist, to the perennial design enthusiast and container gardening connoisseur.

Heirloom_Apple_Blossoms_in_the_Orchard_at_Scott_Farm_smallJPEG_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden Select, Plant and Grow a Backyard Orchard All Your Own with Help from Scott Farm’s Orchardist and Manager, Zeke Goodband. See Seminar Schedule Below for Details

waterbowl in the secret garden, copyright michaela harlow - Learn to Design and Maintain Beautiful Perennial Gardens, Or How to Use and Place Your Containers in Creative Ways, See My List of Design and Maintenance Offerings Below

veggie basket, michaela at Build a Great Vegetable Garden from the Ground Up with Professional Tips from Organic Farmer, Jack Manix

Spring 2014 Workshop / Seminar Schedule:

Free Spring Garden Seminars at Walker Farm, Dummerston, Vermont

These are popular weekend events & space is limited to 30 people per seminar. Please call or email Walker Farm to reserve your seat in advance

April 12th, 2014 – 10am 

“Spring Forward: Get Your Mixed Border in Tip-Top Shape with Professional Pruning & Perennial Maintenance Tips”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

April 19th, 2014 – 10am  

“Building a Better Vegetable Garden from the Ground Up”

 Jack Manix, Organic Farmer and Owner of Walker Farm

April 26, 2013 – 10am 

“Do-It-Yourself Garden Design for Non-Stop Color”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

May 3rd – 10am 

“Fruit Trees: Selecting, Growing and Pruning Varieties for a Home Orchard”

Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm

May 10th – 10am 

“Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries, Oh My: Creating and Maintaining the Berry Patch of Your Dreams”

Jack Manix, Organic Farmer and Owner of Walker Farm & Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm

May 17th, 2013 – 10am 

“Pots in the Garden: Designing, Planting and Placing Seasonal Containers in the Garden”

Garden Designer Michaela Harlow

succulent pot, michaela at Succulent Containers are a Low-Water, Low-Maintenance, High-Impact Choice for Busy Gardeners

succulents at walker farm, thegardenerseden.comAnd Walker Farm’s Selection of Unusual Succulents is the Best in I’ve Seen in New England

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