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Putting Your Garden to Bed
October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
At the end of the summer season, most gardeners are winding down their gardening activities and thinking about fall. Dakota County Master Gardener Dean Davis, however is busy “putting his garden to bed”. Join Dean as he discusses important end of season tasks that will not only prepare your garden for its restful slumber but ensure a more productive and successful spring season next year. This class will cover:
- Closing down your grass gardens
- Packing-up your vegetable/fruit gardens
- Powering down your annual flower gardens
- Dividing up the perennial gardens
- Putting the pottery and art objects to bed
- Final issues and some answers
- Planting a color pot of spring bulbs for spring 2019
Dean grew up on a small dairy farm in West Central MN. He left the farm in the 60’s to become an elementary teacher, but the farm never left him. He has been gardening in Apple Valley ever since where he has collected, grown, and currently enjoys over 300 different varieties of daylilies. His .5 acer lot contains hundreds of hosta, many clematis vines, a large rain garden, perennials a-plenty, large container pots, and many self-created art objects. Dean’s Master Gardening interests include historic garden planning and construct at Dakota Heritage Village on the Dakota County fairgrounds, adaptive gardening techniques for seniors with dementia, plant donations to Habitat for Humanity gardening projects, drip irrigation and getting his grandboys interested in gardening.