“Do-It Yourself Gardening” will be the theme of the Master Gardener seminars offered at the 2014 Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show held at the Memorial Coliseum from February 27 – March 2.  Purdue Master Gardeners and other area experts will offer their tips and tricks regarding gardening basics at the Master Gardener Stage each day at the show. Learn about bluebirds, vegetable gardening, growing flowers, tree care and selection, native plants, building a backyard greenhouse, useful garden apps, and more ways to develop your own do-it-yourself garden!    In addition, Purdue Master Gardeners will also be available to answer garden questions at their Purdue booth located in the garden hall. Purchase seeds of unusual flowers and vegetables at the booth and help support the Master Gardener volunteer program! For more information, contact the Allen County Extension office at 260 – 481- 6826 (option 3).

2014 Home & Garden Show – Do-It Yourself Gardening

Thursday February 27

Noon-12:45pm        Deb Kohlmeier, Advanced Master Gardener          Woodland Wonderland – All about Shade Gardens

1:00pm-1:45pm       Bill Diedrichs, Advanced Master Gardener            Pruning and Planting Trees Practically

2:00pm-2:45pm       Lynda Heavrin, Fort Wayne Parks                          Vining Twining Flowers

3:00pm-3:45pm       Eunice Dietrich, Advanced Master Gardener          Do It Yourself -Saving & Drying Flowers

6:30pm-7:15pm       Shirley Strope, Advanced Master Gardener            High Tech Gardening- Useful Garden Apps


Friday February 28

Noon-12:45pm        Penny Alles, Advanced Master Gardener               Creepy Crawlers – Common Garden Insects

1:00pm-1:45pm       Mike Toscos, Lyndsey’s Water Gardens                All about Backyard Ponds

2:00pm-2:45pm       Kathy Dew, Advanced Master Gardener                Graceful Additions – Roses For the Garden & Landscape

3:00pm-3:45pm       Kay Musgrave, Advanced Master Gardener           Flower Pounding- Crafting Unusual Cards and Notes

6:30mp-7:15pm       Rebecca Canales, Botanical Conservatory               Playful Gardens


Saturday  March 1

11:00am-11:45am   Conrad Getz, Bird Expert & Enthusiast                  Attracting Blue Birds to the Home Landscape

Noon-12:45pm        Master Gardener Vegetable Garden Team              Show and Tell – The Creative Vegetable Garden

1:00pm-1:45pm       Martha Ferguson, Riverview Nursery                    Native Perennials for the Sustainable Landscape

2:00pm-2:45pm       Camille Cupa, Tangle Wood Berry Farm                Cooking What You Grow Organically

3:00pm-3:45pm       Blake Young, Young’s Greenhouse                       Backyard Greenhouses – Repurpose Your Backyard

6:30pm-7:15pm       Ricky Kemery, Purdue Horticulture Extension Educator        Growing Nutritious Organic Vegetables


Sunday March 2

1:00pm-1:45pm       Ricky Kemery, Purdue Horticulture Extension Educator        Nifty Trees for the Home Landscape

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