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  • 05/03/2017 7:00 pmSpring Garden Talk series
  • 05/24/2017 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
  • 06/07/2017 7:00 pmSpring Garden Talk series
  • 06/23/2017 6:00 pmToast To The Tour
  • 06/24/2017 9:00 amTour of Gardens
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The Master Gardeners of Summit County invite you to the 2017 Tour of Gardens which will highlight six Gardens of Distinction and one special Secret Garden available to patrons. On-line registration for both the General Tour and the new “A Toast to the Tour”… A Secret Garden Reception & Tour, will be available beginning May 1 here and at these garden centers:

Dayton Nursery & Garden Center, 3459 Cleveland-Massillon Rd, Norton, OH
Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH
Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH
Smith Bros. Garden Center, 1285 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd, Bath OH
Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Rd., Peninsula, OH

Cost for this year’s Tour of Gardens is $20. Information on how to become a patron to attend the “Toast to the Tour,” which includes tickets to the Sat Garden Tour, will be available on this site. Proceeds from the Tour benefit the Summit County Master Gardeners’ educational horticulture programs.

Mark your calendars to buy your tickets for all events on May 1 here or purchase your Tour tickets here or at one of the participating garden centers.




Posted by cherylu at Mar 1, 2017. No Comments.

DSC_0072In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department Master Gardeners will be giving talks this spring on a variety of topics of interest to gardeners.
These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. The talks are FREE!! For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-734-4121.

The talks this spring are:
May 3rd –Totally Terrific Tomatoes by Lee Paulson”
June 7th — Growing Peppers by Pat Ungashick”

Please plan to join us.

Also offered this growing season, The Master Gardener Vegetable Gardening Practicum group meets weekly at Springfield Senior/Community Center on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am. The public is welcome to stop by to see what is growing in the raised vegetable beds or ask a gardening a question. Twice a month at that time, through June, the group will host “Veggie Garden Coffee Talks”. These are informal ‘roundtable’ gatherings of Master Gardeners and interested members of the community. We have agenda topics to guide the discussion, but all questions, comments and discussions will be welcome.
We hope you will join us!

Veggie Garden Coffee Talks topics
May 2 - “Getting Ready for Summer” -  prepping the beds -  planting techniques -  timing- planning succession plantings/ record keeping
May 16 - “Getting the Garden In” -  proper spacing -  what to put where – what to consider -  Fertilizer guidelines
June 6 - “Maintaining those new plants”It’s not too late to start! -  warm weather plants -  watering schedules -  keep an eye on the pests
June 20 - “Summer Gardening” how much do I feed and water? -  harvesting spring produce – did you keep a record? -  maintaining summer plants so they continue to produce -  more beneficial/pest insect scouting

Get Your Garden Growing!

Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Mar 19, 2014. No Comments.

08 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_7102Please join the Meet Me In The Garden committee for our free gardening  programs at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron.  Our programs are on Wednesdays and start at 7:00 pm. 

Please join us for our Spring/Summer programs in 2017. 

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                                         Hope to see you there!

May 24, 2017

Explore the many species of tropical plants and how to care for them in Northeast Ohio.
Presented by Jacqueline Kowalski
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources,OSU Extension,
Summit County

June 28, 2017

Small Space Gardening
Learn how to make the most of small garden spaces.
Presented by Elizabeth Kresse, Summit Metro Parks

July 26, 2017

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: Designing and Maintaining Public and Historic Landscapes
Discover some of the methods and challenges of restoring and maintaining a once private estate into a public garden showpiece.
Presented by Shelley Funai, LIC, Grounds Manager,  Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

August 23, 2017

Pollinators in the Garden
Understand the importance of pollinators and how to create an environment to attract them.
Presented by Randall Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron

Master Gardener Hotline

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The Master Gardener Hotline is Open for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline will start on Tuesday,  March 7, 2017.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October.
Call 330-928-4769, option 3.

You can also ask your gardening questions on line!  Follow this link to the  “Ask a Master Gardener” website: http://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

Sign up to get email invitations to our public programs!

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Just click on the button to be added to our email list.  Then you will be sure to get information and invitations to our public programs and events, like Design & Beyond, the Saturday Gardening Series, and the Tour of Gardens.

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