Mar
10
Sun
Pruning Workshop
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pruning Workshop

Brush up on your pruning techniques with this informative and hands-on class all about shrubs! Learn how to determine what cuts to make for general shrub care and maintenance, blooming, shape and habit, and rejuvenation. After instruction, try your hand at pruning a variety of deciduous and evergreen species within the arboretum’s living collections.  Dress for the outdoor weather.

Minimum attendees required: 8

Fee: $15 for members and $20 for non-members

 

Mar
30
Sat
Maple Syrup Day
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Maple Syrup Day is a fundraiser event for Iowa State University’s Xi Sigma Pi, a national forestry honor society.  Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes plus bacon, refreshments, and of course, real maple syrup.  Visitors will have the chance to learn about the syrup-making process, partake in an interpretive walk, learn about the Iowa Woodland Owner’s Association, and  enjoy a timbersports demonstration put on by the Iowa State University Forestry Club.  Funds raised from the breakfast will be used for future society events and projects

Pancake Breakfast: $8 for adults, $5 for children, 5 years old and under are free

Apr
6
Sat
Spring Garden Symposium – Speaker – David Culp
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Garden Symposium - Speaker - David Culp

Join David Culp, author and garden designer, for an captivating day of gardening talks. Brandywine Cottage is David Culp’s beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layering—interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a nonstop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter.David is the author of The Layered Garden which demonstrates how to recreate Culp’s majestic display.

David’s topics for the day are:

The Layered Garden

David Culp will show us how to recreate the majestic display of his beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden, Brandywine Cottage. It contains a basic lesson in layering—how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and tips on maintaining it. To illustrate how layering works, David will take you on a virtual tour through each part of his celebrated garden. The lecture culminates with his signature plants for all four seasons.

Making Meadows

Native plant meadows support many landscape purposes, from lawn alternatives on residential sites to larger scale, ecologically sound models that provide biodiverse habitats for a host of pollinators, birds and mammals. David will discuss practical and aesthetic considerations on how the design, installation and management of meadows complement the sites on which they exist

  • Lunch is included in the price of the ticket.
Apr
11
Thu
National Garden Clubs, Gardening School: Course 1 – Series 13
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
National Garden Clubs, Gardening School: Course 1 - Series 13

National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL, Course 1– Series 13
Sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa
IOWA ARBORETUM, 1875 PEACH AVENUE, MADRID, IOWA
Located in the rural area between Madrid and Boone, IA
Open to the public
APRIL 11, 2019 (Thursday)
8:00-8:20 A.M. Coffee and Registration
8:20-8:30 Introductions, announcements and questions
8:30 –11:00 *BASIC BOTANY 2.5 hr
Aaron Steil, Assistant Director
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15 AM–12:45 P.M. *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING OUTDOOR FLOWERS 1.5 hr
Yvonne McCormick, Extension Horticulturist
ISU Extension and Outreach Region 7
12:45-1:15 . LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch. Refrigerator & microwave available)
1:15 – 3:15 *SOILS 2.0
Lee Burras, PhD, Professor of Agronomy, Soil Scientist,
Agronomy Dept., Iowa State University
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30 -4:30 BUTTERFLIES OF IOWA
Anita Westphal, Butterfly Wing Assistant 1.0
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University

APRIL 12, 2019 (Friday)
8:15-8:30 A.M. Coffee and Registration
8:30 – 11:45 PLANT PROPAGATION 1.5 hr
Jessie Liebenguth, Landscape Horticulturist
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
BREAK
PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP 1.5 hr
Jessie Liebenguth, Landscape Horticulturist
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
11:45 AM-12:15 PM LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch if testing)
12:15 -3:15 EXAM
*TESTED TOPIC, ALL OPEN BOOK TESTS
RECOMMENDED READING: The National Gardener magazine. Order on-line or by phone:
1-800550-6007
Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hour class time.

Agenda GSS CI Series April 11 12 2019

Apr
12
Fri
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL, Course 1– Series 13
Apr 12 @ 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL, Course 1– Series 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL, Course 1– Series 13
Sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa
IOWA ARBORETUM, 1875 PEACH AVENUE, MADRID, IOWA
Located in the rural area between Madrid and Boone, IA
Open to the public

APRIL 11, 2019 (Thursday)
8:00-8:20 A.M. Coffee and Registration
8:20-8:30 Introductions, announcements and questions
8:30 –11:00 *BASIC BOTANY 2.5 hr
Aaron Steil, Assistant Director
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15 AM–12:45 P.M. *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING OUTDOOR FLOWERS 1.5 hr
Yvonne McCormick, Extension Horticulturist
ISU Extension and Outreach Region 7
12:45-1:15 . LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch. Refrigerator & microwave available)
1:15 – 3:15 *SOILS 2.0
Lee Burras, PhD, Professor of Agronomy, Soil Scientist,
Agronomy Dept., Iowa State University
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30 -4:30 BUTTERFLIES OF IOWA
Anita Westphal, Butterfly Wing Assistant 1.0
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University

APRIL 12, 2019 (Friday)
8:15-8:30 A.M. Coffee and Registration
8:30 – 11:45 PLANT PROPAGATION 1.5 hr
Jessie Liebenguth, Landscape Horticulturist
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
BREAK
PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP 1.5 hr
Jessie Liebenguth, Landscape Horticulturist
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
11:45 AM-12:15 PM LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch if testing)
12:15 -3:15 EXAM
*TESTED TOPIC, ALL OPEN BOOK TESTS
RECOMMENDED READING: The National Gardener magazine. Order on-line or by phone:
1-800550-6007
Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hour class time.
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FGCI Registration – Gardening Study School Course I, Session 13, April 11-12, 2019. Iowa
Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid IA, in the Hughes Education Center. Coffee and tea provided.
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOON, April 8, 2019, NO REFUNDS AFTER April 8.
WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT HANDOUTS NOT AVAILABLE.
NAME (only 1 person per form) ____________________
ADDRESS __________________________________________
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Your FGCI Garden Club _______Master Gardener (Y/N)
TELEPHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS _
Unless checked, we will use your e-mail to contact you with National Garden Clubs information,
including future Gardening Study Schools. _____Class $55_____ Class + test $60______Refresher
$60_____(Refresher available only for Gardening Study Consultants.)MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Gardening School & mail to AdaMae Lewis, 122 N. Russell Avenue, Ames IA 50010.
adamaelewis@gmail.com Phone 515-232-0608 and leave a message.

Apr
13
Sat
Get to Know Your Succulent Class @ Iowa Arboretum
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Get to Know Your Succulent Class @ Iowa Arboretum

It is the latest Craze! Come to the Iowa Arboretum to learn everything you need to know to grow a beautiful succulent container. We can provide you with a unique pot or you can bring your own small container. All other materials are provided. Anything that holds soil will do: an old shoe, a coffee mug, or Mason jar. You will learn how to care for succulents while learning about the Iowa Arboretum. Enjoy themed snacks and drinks. The event is sponsored by Salama Greenhouse (Boone) and admission is $5 per person.

Apr
27
Sat
Arbor Day
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The celebration of trees starts at 9 am and is free to the public. Tree climbing for children will be the highlight of the morning. Children will grab a harness and helmet and be guided by Iowa Arborist Association members as they climb arboretum trees.  A tree planting dedication along with other activities are planned for the morning.  There will be a special appearance by Smokey the Bear. Everyone receives a free tree. Join us for a fun morning at the Arboretum.

May
4
Sat
Spring Plant Sale @ Iowa Arboretum
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thinking small often produces some big ideas. This year’s spring plant sale features some of the best plants for small spaces, and yet, ones that can be planted in mass groupings for a big effect. You will be sure to find a plant that fits your yard, garden, or planter. For best selection and VIP shopping, please purchase a ticket to our Garden Social and Auction event the night before!

A complete plant sale list will be available online on April 5, 2019. Stay tuned!