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Gardening Class Will Keep Color Abundant

By Staff | Feb 26, 2010

With all the snow that has fallen recently, it may be hard to believe that spring plantings are right around the corner, but most greenhouses in the area have already planted seeds and and plugs for this summers landscapes.

On March 1 at 6:30 p.m. the Agriculture Department at Frontier High School will be hosting a gardening class featuring guest speaker and Master Gardener John Simms. Simms is an expert on everything from fruit and vegetable production, to landscaping and organic gardening, and his knowledge and enthusiasm promises to make the evening a productive and informative evening.

Though the main topic for the evening will be “Keeping Color in Your Garden All Summer”, a round table format will be used allowing gardeners a chance to share experiences and ask questions about anything from suggested varieties used to insect and disease inquiries. Simms will explain how to use annuals and perennials so there will be brilliant color in the landscape and gardens all summer long using vegetables and flowers. Controlling insects and diseases in plants without using pesticides will also be discussed, along with anything else participants want to delve into.

The class will be held in the Agriculture Science classroom at Frontier High School at 6:30 p.m. on March 1. Interested persons are asked to call the high school (740-865-3441 extension 2163) so that materials may be prepared for the expected attendance. There is no fee and refreshments will be served donated by Frontier FFA.