Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Spring Fever" with Muskingum Valley Garden Society

Yesterday was chilly and gray outside, but inside was a warm and happy place at Zane State College/ O.U. Zanesville with the Muskingum Valley Garden Society.  They do their annual "Spring Fever" event up big!  Wonderful vendors, educational displays, fabulous food, and some pretty decent speakers!  Brian M. says I should tell you,  "They really have their "compost" together on this event!"  And indeed they do.  I am marking my calendar for next year- first weekend in March.

 Nothing does a gardener's heart more good than seeing (and smelling) GREEN!  This wall garden made out of an old shipping pallet is one of the most clever ideas I have seen in a while.

What could be cuter than little bitty plants tucked into slots?  I think Kenilworth Ivy would be an ideal candidate for this project.

 The banquet hall had plenty of space- we filled it up with about 275 people- and with screens all around the room, there was no craning necks to see.  This is a top-notch venue!

Our keynote speaker, Troy Marden came in from Nashville, Tennessee with wonderful ideas for landscape and a slide show of new plant species to share.

His garden slides were inspiring and filled with great concepts for adding pizazz to your garden.  Be sure to go to his website and blog.  (Photo used with Troy's permission.)

Thanks too, to Cassie for the program on Square Foot Gardening.  So many people are interested in veggie gardens and you gave us a wonderful template to follow.

Zanesville, Ohio- Home of the wacky "Y" bridge and an excellent Garden Society.  Be sure to go to their web page to see the summertime photo of this bridge festooned with flowers!  It was a pleasure to meet so many new friends and to mingle with so many fellow Master Gardeners.  Can't wait til SPRING!

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