Nichole Hannahs

Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

by Nichole Hannahs on January 31, 2014 at 6:46 am

For gardeners it’s never too early to start thinking about this year’s plantings.

The 11th Annual Spring Fever Garden Symposium is a chance to forget about the dreary winter weather and turn thoughts to sunshine.

This year’s topics include workshops on rose gardening, native trees and shrubs and enhancing flying gardens. Ken and Kim Kaufman from the magazine Birds and Blooms will talk about that topic.

"Each year at the end of our symposium we ask attendees to fill out a survey and request topics that they are interested in and last year we had a speaker talk about birds and it was so well received that many of the survey’s suggested please bring back more information on that," said Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s Beth Brown.

Over 300 people attended last year’s event with all different skill levels of gardening. That many gardeners’ in one space prompts many ideas.

"Everyone has something to offer. This is what I do in my yard. This is how I attract birds. This is what I like. Everyone learns something even people who are professionals who are Master Gardeners we are always learning," said Brown.

This year’s Garden Symposium will take place at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on March 1. Cost for the event is $25.00 for those that pre-register and $30.00 at the door.

You can register by visiting the Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s website.