Speaker Series: A Gardeners Q&A
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m. program
9:30 a.m. refreshments
Featuring Matt Bunch, Ricki Creamer, Dennis Patton and Anne Wildeboor.
Anita B Gorman Discovery Center
Kansas City, MO 64110
Quite a distinguished panel of local garden experts have agreed to all be in one spot to answer those gardening questions that we all have and need the answers for. If that was not enough there will be a bevy of door prizes to ponder as when your ticket is drawn you have to choose your prize based on clues to its identity.
Here’s the panel of garden experts:
Matt Bunch, lead horticulturist for The Giving Grove, which is dedicated to planting and arranging for stewardship of edible tree and bramble gardens. It is an affiliate of the Kansas City Community Gardens. Matt formerly managed the Heartland Harvest Garden at Powell Gardens and before that the native plant gardens at the Discovery Center.
Ricki Creamer, co-owner of Red Cedar Gardens, a small, family owned garden boutique and nursery started in the late 1980s near Stilwell, Kan. They have hostas, peonies, daylilies and other interesting perennials . They also have tropical ferns, ivies and herbs for container gardening. The garden shop is filled with unique collections of terra cotta pottery, iron and cast stone urns, garden furniture and accessories for the home. Their mature English garden, started in 1976, is open to the public. They also have classes and wonderful house, plants and accessories for fairy gardens.
Dennis Patton is Johnson County’s K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent who coordinates the Johnson County Master Gardeners program. He also is chairman of the executive committee for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Anne Wildeboor, horticulturist for Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens since January. She formerly was horticulturist for seasonal displays and special events at Powell Gardens. She began interning at Powell Gardens before graduating in 2000 with her agriculture/greenhouse management degree from Kansas State University. She became the senior gardener for the Perennial Garden, then left Powell to work at a private estate in Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She returned to Powell Gardens in 2008.
Gardeners U: Paperwhites for the Holidays
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Loose Park Garden Center
51st and Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112
Planting bowls of paperwhites can be a wonderful seasonal tradition, either for decorating your home or for giving to friends and family members.
Join us for the start of a new Gardeners Connect tradition and a morning of potting up paperwhites for the holidays.
This luncheon workshop is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Loose Park Garden Center, 51st Street and Wornall Road. Learn a few tricks from people who have celebrated the holidays by planting paperwhites for family and friends for decades.
This is a hands-on workshop with materials provided. Gardeners Connect will provide a bit of lunchtime nosh.
Member attend for $15 for one pot of paperwhites and $25 for 2 pots of paperwhites.
Non-Members attend for $20 for one pot of paperwhites and $30 for 2 pots of paperwhites.
Additional bulbs will be available to purchase seperately as well as additional pots of bulbs at the event.
Yes, I Still Play in the Dirt.
The Gardeners Connect T-shirt.
Display your gardening acumen or just your playful side with our t-shirt. A Gildan brand t-shirt that is 90% cotton and 10% polyester to wick away moisture and keep you cooler. In sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X sizes. $20 each shipped to your door.