Garden Day 2011!
Friday, August 5
Garden Day has now come and gone - but we had a great time! Thanks to Allan Armitage and Rufus Isaaccs, our two keynote speakers, plus our host of great workshop leaders. It didn't hurt that it was a beautiful Michigan summer day!
Follow this link to see a few photos of Allan leading the evening tour of the gardens. Those in attendance were well entertained!
Thanks again to everyone who made this a successful 2011 Garden Day!
Director, MSU Horticulture Gardens
Visit our world-famous gardens and join us for an entertaining and educational gardening experience! Numerous workshops to choose from, great vendors, lunch included! Our 2011 Keynote Speakers will be:
Allan Armitage - Gardening from A-Z
Dr. Allan Armitage is a well-known writer, speaker, TV personality and University researcher. Allan earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University, Canada and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research focus is on the development of new crops for the horticulture industry. Allan is in charge of the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia and has "discovered" many great-performing annauls and perennials. He is in constant demand as a speaker and has collected many prestigious awards, including the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society. In addition, he has written 13 books and was the first recipient of the Medal of Excellence from Greenhouse Grower Magazine.
Rufus Isaacs - Gardening for Bees
Rufus Isaacs is a Professor of Entomology at Michigan State University, where he runs the Berry Crops Entomology Lab. In recent years, his research has expanded to include explorations of crop pollination by native bees. He has worked with students to test native plants alone and in combined habitats for supporting bees on farmland. Come and hear what the “buzz” is all about and learn how to support these pollinators in and around your home! For a bit more information on Rufus' work on native plants and native pollinators, click here.
Come and learn in any two of the following Workshops:
1. Back to Basics; Native Plants from A-Z
2. Dividing Perennials
3. Basic Garden Photography
4. Perennial Garden Walk
5. Pruning 101
6. Simple Season Extension for the Home Vegetable Gardener
7. Rose Culture in the Midwest
8. MSU Annual Trial Garden Tour
9. Grilling in the Garden: Herbal Rubs and Marinades
10. Orchids are Not that Hard to Grow
11. Explore with Design in Mind