REGIONAL NEWS & NOTES
hardy plants . All materials included . There is a wait list for this program .
“ The Joy Of Propagation , a . k . a . Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Plant Propagation But Were Afraid To Ask .”
REGION III BETH BOTTS
The Region III Regional Meeting
at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
will be held Saturday , March 18 . The meeting , hosted each year by the show ’ s director , Tony Abruscato , includes admission to the flower show before it opens to the public , lunch and speakers . For media information and a press kit , see chicagoflower . com / media-kit-pr .
During its run March 18-26 , the flower show will include presentations by GWA members including Diane Blazek , Beth Botts , Jennifer Brennan , Shawna Coronado , Tony Fulmer , Ryan McEnaney , Scott Stewart and Chris VanCleave . For a full list of presenters , topics and times , visit chicagoflower . com / attractions .
Evening in Bloom , a fundraising preview evening will be held Friday , March 17 , before the flower show opens . It will feature FLEUROTI- CA , a runway show in which models show off flower-based couture by some of Chicago ’ s top designers . Proceeds benefit charities including the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance . Tickets are available at chicagoflower . com / charity-event .
Barry Glick of Sunshine Farm & Gardens
in Renick , West Virginia , will give two presentations at the Penn State University Lawrence County Master Gardeners Spring Symposium Saturday , April 1 : “ Woodland Wonders From the Wild ” and
Maria Zampini of UpShoot
in Madison , Ohio , will speak on “ Gardening Trends ” at the Herbal Spring Luncheon of the Herb Society of America Frankenmuth mid-Michigan Unit Wednesday , April 19 , at Zehnder ’ s in Frankenmuth , Michigan . Learn more at frankenmuthherbsociety . org .
REGION IV CHEVAL OPP
Pam Beck , Carol Reese and Stephanie Cohen are teaming up to speak for the JC Raulston Arboretum ’ s “ Garden Divas ” Winter Symposium , 8 a . m . to noon , Saturday , February 18 , at the arboretum in Raleigh , North Carolina .
Arlene Marturano , the ambassador for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology education programs , reports that the Carolina Children ’ s Garden in Columbia , South Carolina , will hold its annual Great Backyard Bird Count 8:30 to 10:30 a . m ., Saturday , February 18 , led by members of the Carolina Bird Club . For information : carolinachildrensgarden @ gmail . com /.
June Mays will present “ The Gardens of Downton Abbey ,” 10 a . m ., March 11 , at the Birmingham ( Alabama ) Botanical Garden .
Ellen Zachos will present twice at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle . Saturday , February 25 , at 5:30 p . m ., she ’ ll speak about “ Backyard Foraging ” and Sunday , February 26 , at 10 a . m ., she ’ ll talk about “ The Blended Garden .”
Pam Penick will present “ Local Heroes : Designing with Native Plants for Water-Saving Gardens ,” February 25 , at the Native Plant Society of Texas ( NPSOT ) Spring Symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin , Texas . Pam will also be signing her books , The Water-Saving Garden and Lawn Gone !
Denny Schrock will be teaching classes at several Master Gardener symposia in Iowa . February 25 , he ’ ll present “ Eat Your Flowers ” and “ Gardening in Challenging Conditions ” at the Linn County Fair
at Kirkwood Community College , Cedar Rapids . March 4 , he ’ ll be at Eastern Iowa Community College in Clinton , speaking about “ Growing Better Vegetables .” March 18 , at Eastern Iowa Community College in Muscatine , he ’ ll speak on “ Gardening with Climate Extremes .” April 1 , in Dubuque , he ’ ll speak about “ Woodland Natives ” and “ Gardening Faux-Pas ” at the Northeast Iowa Community College , Town Clock Business Center .
Heather Holm will talk about “ Gardening for Bees ,” February 26 , at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center . She ’ ll speak at Partners Native Landscape Workshop at St . Louis Community College Meremac Campus , 11333 Big Bend Road ., St . Louis , March 3 and 4 . Her topics : “ What You Can Do for Pollinators : Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat ,” and “ Common Native Bees : Their Life Cycle , Foraging Behavior and Role in the Pollination of Native Plants .”
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