Spring Fever

by Katie McGraw on March 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s annual home gardening symposium is almost here!

The event, tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning, will feature several speakers on topics including container, vegetable, and organic gardening as well as lawn and tree care. One of the speakers is a prominent writer and botanical artist, Peter Loewer, who will give tips for small home gardens.

"A condo? You’ve got to be lucky to garden in a town home," Loewer said.  "So I’ve got a whole bunch of great pictures of small garden things that people can actually do on a weekend."

Loewer’s number one tip is the most important factor to a successful garden yet still commonly overlooked.

"They never check where the water is. So the first thing you want to do is, you want go out and find out where your water source is and locate the garden where you can get to it with hoses and sprinklers, and time to release with these irrigation tools just to save water."

Loewer urges everyone to come to the symposium at the OUZ Campus Center to take away the winter gray with colorful plants and trees.