The Extension Master Gardeners of the Central Rappahannock Area 11th Annual Living in the Garden Symposium: Flower Power – From Roots to Blooms
Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
224 Washington St., Falmouth, VA 22405
• Free Parking
• Four Presentations
• Light Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Buffet Lunch & Afternoon Cookies
$70 – MGACRA Members (dues paid for 2023)
$80 – General Public
For more information and to register visit https://www.mgacra.org/2023-spring-symposium.html
Bryce Lane – Understanding Garden Soils: What LeBron James, Roger Federer, and Julia Child Have in Common Landscapers, and gardeners alike spend most of their time thinking above ground. We spend countless hours considering plant selection, color, and the best temperature and light environments for our plants. Landscape success is equally dependent on what is going on below ground. A scientific understanding of soil chemistry, biology, physics, and fertility makes a good gardener a great gardener! Bryce Lane will address basic soil principles and how we can use them to build garden soils, prepare garden beds, reduce fertilizer inputs, compost, and maximize root growth in our landscape.
Bryce Lane – Accent Your Landscape With Color: Herbaceous Plants Can Make it Happen. Do you want your garden to stop traffic, create a stir, stimulate discussion, attract wildlife, or just look downright beautiful? Do you want a garden that provides your significant other with blooms year-round? Herbaceous plants with unique habits, stunning foliage, or incredible flowers can do the job. There are all kinds of annuals and perennials to choose from, and great combinations that can be created. We will talk all about color schemes, color echoes, color moderators, and how we can use these principles to enhance our gardens.
Stacy Chapman – Westwind Flowers – Natural Beauty From Our Field to Your Vase. Learn how Westwind Flowers, a small farm in Orange, Virginia, grows and cultivates seasonal cut flowers and greens using sustainable practices, growing with the seasons and choosing the best varieties that thrive in our area to provide for the surrounding communities.
Nancy Berlin – Container Gardening with Northern Virginia Natives. You don’t have room for a meadow or pollinator garden? Native plants can be successfully grown in containers too! A balcony, porch or deck can provide habitat, food sources and cover for beneficial insects, including pollinators. Join Nancy Berlin to learn best practices and seasonal plant combinations using northern Virginia native plants in your container gardens.