Potting Shed University

Potting Shed University

Invest In Gardening Skills for Life

Potting Shed University
Mondays | February 26- April 16 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

A series of 8 diverse garden topics for you to hone your skills to become a better gardener for years to come.

Location:
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 417-891-1515 ext 2
$5/person per class | Pay at the door | Registration starts at 5:30 PM

2018 Potting Shed University Class Schedule

Monday February 26, 2018 – STARTING YOUR OWN KITCHEN GARDEN
Pat DeWitt- Advanced Master Gardener of Greene County

For new Gardeners or gardeners who are starting over you will learn the basic foundations for a successful garden. Topics covered will include Soil, Sun, Water, Spacing, and Location of your garden. All participants will receive a handy booklet that contains all the basic information on starting a vegetable garden, a planting calendar, and  useful information on challenges and benefits to growing your own food. We will discuss ways to store and use the bounty of your harvest.  Booklet is provided through the Grow Well Missouri program, Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security, University of Missouri.

Monday March 5, 2018 – ENGLISH GARDENS
Nora Cox, Master Gardener of Greene County, Trainee

Have you ever wanted to enjoy an English Garden of your very own?  Come join Nora as she teaches you varieties and placing of plants that will provide you with the relaxing enjoyment of an English Garden.

Monday March 12, 2018 – GROWING STRAWBERRIES
Patrick Byers, Extension Horticulture Specialist

Strawberries are a versatile and easy-to-grow berry for the Ozarks.  Join Patrick for a discussion of the best strawberry cultivars for SW Missouri, preparing a garden spot for strawberries, planting and growing these interesting plants, harvesting a bountiful crop, and managing pests (diseases, insects, weeds).

Monday March 19, 2018 – COMPANION PLANTING
Cathy Wolven, Master Gardener of the Ozarks, Emeritus 

Do you enjoy being with friends?  So do plants!  Find out who likes who in this companion planting class.

Monday March 26, 2018 – USING FOLIAGE FOR COLOR IN THE GARDEN
Kathryn Kufahl, Master Gardener of the Ozarks, Emeritus

Many flowering plants have a short period of bloom.  Plants with colorful foliage can provide interest through the entire season with fairly low maintenance. This session will offer suggestions for both annuals and perennials that provide colorful foliage for your space.

Monday April 2, 2018 – TRIED AND TRUE PLANTS FOR THE OZARKS
Melissa Jenkins, Cedarbrook Garden Center, Branson West, MO

Planting and maintaining a garden in the Ozarks can be a real challenge but you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for durability.  Learn about some of my favorite plants that add true beauty to your gardens year after year without a lot of maintenance and care.  My list of tried and true plants includes conifers, broadleaf evergreens, blooming shrubs and perennials.

Monday April 9, 2018 – PLANTS FOR A JAPANESE GARDEN IN THE OZARKS
Katie Keith, Botanical Center Coordinator

We will discuss the design concepts of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden; plants for structure in all seasons and extending the bloom season. Park and meet at the Japanese Stroll Garden.  ($5 for PSU, no additional fee required)

Monday April 16, 2018 – INDOOR GARDENING: OUR FAVORITE HOUSEPLANTS AND MORE
Kelly McGowan, MU Extension Horticultural Specialist, Greene County

Everyone loves houseplants and many people began their love of gardening through caring for them.  Learn about houseplant history, common insect pests, tough and durable varieties and all aspects of care and propagation.

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Come grow with us!

Master Gardeners of Greene County is all about growing- cultivating interests in gardening, nurturing knowledge and skills for success, and reaping the rewards of community service.

Members of the Master Gardener organization provide horticultural information and training to home gardeners, based on proven research, specific to area climate, soil and plants.

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