Donzell’s Offers FREE Garden Seminars This Winter

By Jacqui Flaherty, Program Manager100_1817

More Garden Seminars are in Akron this winter for you to enjoy! Donzell’s Garden Center, one of our Dreamscape Vendor Partners is hosting FREE seminars at 11:00 on Saturday mornings. Please phone Donzell’s reservation line at 330.724.0550 ext. 110 to register for seminars you plan to attend.

The upcoming seminars include:

Feb. 1 “Nature’s Way™ Brings Birds to Backyards” Speaker: a Nature’s Way representative- Combining innovative design technology with quality and durability, Nature’s Way bird products offer features that other companies don’t. This presentation features a demonstration of these unique features and give you tips on how to bring the birds to your yard.

Feb. 8 “Growing Orchids in Your Home”  Speaker: Akron Orchid Society. The Orchid Society presents an extremely informative presentation each year for us. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced grower, you’re certain to learn a thing or two from those that have grown orchids for many years!

Feb. 15 “Purple Martins Majesty” Speaker: Larry Hunter, Portage Lakes Purple Martin Society. Propagating purple martins and educating the public on the benefits of these birds is their mission. Learn about these fascinating birds that are primarily dependent on the assistance of humans in areas east of the Mississippi, whose population grows each year in the Portage Lakes, thanks to the enormous efforts of this group.

Feb. 22 “Seed Starting Basics” Speaker: Dan Stefancik, a Donzell’s Garden Guy- Dan keeps seed starting simple for those just starting out. It’s economical, fun for the family, and a great way to get a jump on the season.

Mar. 1 & 2 Greater Akron Orchid Society Show-  There will be no Saturday seminar. The Orchid Show offers exotic orchid displays, orchid vendors, and experts on hand to answer your questions. The show is free and open to the public in our greenhouse.

Mar. 8 “Spring Seeding & Feeding for the New American Lawn” Speaker: Tim Duffy, Jonathan Green representative. – Traditional lawn care methods only treat the symptoms and deplete the soil of what a healthy lawn really needs. Jonathan Green products work by treating the cause of lawn problems and letting nature do the hard work. Tim will have some door-prizes/giveaways for those attending.

Mar. 15 “Gardening with Herbs” Speaker: Barb Oare, Quail Hollow Herb Society- Growing and harvesting tips for many popular herbs you’ll want to include in your garden. Barb’s many years of herb growing experience always make her seminars interesting and informative.

Mar. 22 “Bonsai Basics & Beyond” Speaker: Dale Cochoy, Akron Canton Bonsai Society- Dale has grown bonsai for many years and his experience is invaluable. He brings examples of plant varieties, demonstrates potting & shaping techniques, and care tips.

Mar. 29 “Vegetable Gardening Basics” Speaker: Lee Paulson, Master Gardener- Lee covers the basics for those who want to enjoy their own delicious fresh-picked vegetables. You don’t have to plant acres to reap the rewards of homegrown flavor– let Lee show you how!

Thank you to Donzell’s for being a great partner to Keep Akron Beautiful! We hope you will join them at one of their upcoming events! Think Spring!