The weather lately has been taking its toll on my poor garden. Except for the lawn -- and those annoying knobby things that sprout up magically the day after you mow the lawn and torture most of my family with uncontrollable sneezing. It is the saddest thing to see one of my boys come in from mowing the lawn with tears streaming down his face and an endless concert of sneezing. But there are a few gardening related things happening that thankfully don't involve mowing grass.
Garden of Art
This Saturday, July 16 (raindate Saturday, July 23) the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden (just outside of Penn State Schuylkill campus) is transforming into an art gallery. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. local artists will be displaying works inspired by nature. The Master Gardeners will also be there to answer gardening questions. This year's trial is Echinacea (you may know them as coneflowers) so come get some ideas for next year's additions to your garden.
Field to Fork
The Master Gardeners are holding their annual Field to Fork celebration at the Hope Hill Lavender Farm on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's theme is "Celebrating Pollinators". Visitors to this free event can learn about container grown vegetables and lavender growing. You can also taste fruits and vegetables that are grown right here in the county, ask the Master Gardeners questions and purchase cut flowers, produce and plants.
The Many Shades of Lawn
Need lawn help? This Master Gardeners workshop will cover everything lawn related: bees, pets, meadows and more. It will be help on Tuesday, August 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Extension, 1202 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville. The fee is $8.00. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-622-4225 ext. 20.