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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Pruning Your Shrubs and Trees the Right Way

Join Nancy Heber for a demonstration with live branches to show the correct way to prune so your plants will thrive and look beautiful! Do you have a particular shrub that you’re wondering about? You can bring a cut branch (no longer than 30 inches) to the class. Also included in this session is a discussion of how to properly “deadhead” your flowering plants to prolong their bloom time.

Nancy Heber is an emeritus horticulture instructor for National Garden Clubs and has been a resident of UA since 1961. Nancy’s yard has been featured on multiple garden tours of Upper Arlington and Columbus through the years. Additionally, she has two nature photography books in publication. One is about gray squirrels and the other is about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Planting a Garden to Attract Bees and Butterflies

Butterflies always provide a whimsical delight when seen in the garden. Monarch butterflies are particularly enjoyed! Bees are a “must” in the garden as pollinators for those of us who have a vegetable garden. Come learn what plants to grow if you want to encourage these insects to call your garden home.

Presented by Nancy Heber. Nancy Heber is an emeritus horticulture instructor for National Garden Clubs and has been a resident of UA since 1961. Nancy’s yard has been featured on multiple garden tours of Upper Arlington and Columbus through the years. Additionally, she has two nature photography books in publication. One is about gray squirrels and the other is about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Planting Program

It’s planting time! Come listen to some stories, learn a little bit about how plants grow, and plant some vegetable seeds for your garden. Weather permitting we’ll be outside; please wear old clothing as we may get messy.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Bonsai Basics

Have you ever wondered about the Japanese art of miniature tree culture? Bonsai is a fascinating blend of horticulture and design. Many have heard the word, but are unsure what it means. This introductory session combines history, botanical principles and artistic elements to help you understand and appreciate the artistry of bonsai.

Mark Passerrello has been growing bonsai for nearly 30 years. An interest in Japanese culture and plants combined to spark a lifelong hobby. Mark is a longtime member and current president of the Columbus Bonsai Society.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Garden Photography

The great thing about photographing a beautiful flower, bird, butterfly or bee is you can enjoy the experience and its beauty at a later time, plus providing you with a lasting memory. Learn how to make the best use of nature’s elements to enhance the image you want to take. A “handout” will help you remember all the easy techniques that produce a prize winning photograph!

Nancy Heber is a prize winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in various galleries.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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