This season has been quite a wild ride. I have been explaining to all of my customers that as we have not had any decent precipitation over the winter months, our plants came into this spring with drought like conditions. Adding to this, the fact that many of our plantings feel like they have been through spring four or five times in the past couple of months, they are low on their reserves from pushing leaf production over and over again. The Maple trees have produced an abundance of samara, winged fruit, because of the re-peat spring phenomena. I am telling homeowner after homeowner to water when it is dry, even their established plantings, a large mature tree may drink up to 100 to 200 gallons of water a day if it is available.
The spring has been beautiful for us, but it has been very hard on our plant material – We must be diligent this year, feed and water, for if we have a hard winter to come, many more plants may suffer. If you would like more information on what you should be doing with your existing plantings please write me or call, I will be happy to guide you.
Now, on to the updated events, my webmaster has her hands full and I have not had a minute to figure out how to update the events page on my site…following will be a list of events….for any questions on times, places or topics feel free to drop a note to Michelle@neohiogarden.com or call us at 234-678-8266
Free Garden talk How –to Series at the Summit County Public Libraries
June 4th, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. How to Create my own Wildlife Habitat @ Tallmadge Public Library
June 6th, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. How to Create my own Sensory Garden @ Green Public Library
June 7th, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. How to Create a Landscape Survival Guide @ Norton Public Library
June 7th, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. Mulch-Everything you wanted to know @ Copley Maplewood Public Library
June 11th, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Mulch-Everything you wanted to know @ Tallmadge Public Library
June 18th, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. How to create my own Sensory Garden @ Tallmadge Public Library
June 21st, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. How to Design my own Perennial Bed for full seasons of color @ Copley Maplewood Public Library
June 25th, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. How to Plan my First Veggie Garden with or without containers @ Tallmadge Public Library
June 26th, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. How to Plan my First Veggie Garden with or without containers @ Medina Public Library
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. How to Create my own Wildlife Habitat @ Highland Square Public Library
July 18th @ 6:30 p.m. How to Design my own Perennial Bed for full seasons of color @ Highland Square Library