Winter garden forums are back!

by on January 3rd, 2014

To most people, winter means ice and snow.  But for some of us – the ones with mud in our veins – winter is time to start thinking, dreaming and planning for our gardens.   And what better way to get back in the mood to garden then by getting together with 150+ other gardeners to talk gardening!

For over 20 years, Project GREEN and ICPL have joined together to bring the Second Sunday Garden Forums to the gardeners in our area. The 2014 forums will take place in January, February and March, and the guest speakers should be a lot of fun.

January 12th, Iowa City’s own recycling coordinator,  Jennifer Jordan, will present “Resources for Gardeners at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center” giving us the the inside scoop on the things available at the Iowa City Landfill and East Side Recycling Center.


On February 9, Polk County Master Gardener Rita Minard will present “Social Climbers … Clematis for All Occasions.”  Rita grows more than 100 clematis  in her own gardens. She will offer suggestions on planting, pruning, displaying and photographing different varieties of clematis.

March 9th, former garden writer and editor at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Susan Appleget Hurst will present “Dream Garden Design” in which she’ll share the lessons she has learned about gardens and garden design.

All programs will begin at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month in ICPL Meeting Room A, and will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, Iowa City Cable Channel 10.

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