Day-Long Conference On Gardening Set For March 8
Aquatic gardening, pest control, and growing plants successfully in the shade are among the topics to be discussed at an all-day garden conference, to be held March 8 in the Lewis B. Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus.
Keynote speaker Dan Heims, whose articles and photography have appeared in Fine Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, Organic Gardening, and Sunset Magazine, will discuss successful shade gardening with new perennials, a topic that event organizers believe will be of considerable interest, considering the many wooded areas in southern New England.
Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries in Tigard, Ore., is known for introducing as many as 20 to 30 new plant varieties each year.
Additional speakers include:
Registrations postmarked by March 1 are $60; the fee after that date is $70. Registration is limited and non-refundable. Walk-in registration cannot be guaranteed.
Included in the cost of admission are lunch, snacks, and beverages. Garden enthusiasts also will have the opportunity to buy autographed books.
Checks may be sent to Richard McAvoy, Department of Plant Science, Unit 4067, University of Connecticut, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269.
For further information, call McAvoy at 860.486.0627.