GARDEN DESIGN CONCEPTS CLASS - Saturday February 22

By Plants Unlimited | Feb 09, 2020

This new class (taught by John Fromer) will teach beginner and intermediate gardener’s methods, tools and tips for designing perennial, annual, vegetable and herb gardens.

The first part is a demonstration of several different tools and approaches for expressing designs with the goal of creating a beautiful and thriving garden.

The second part is an overview for designing the different gardens mentioned above for the various environments here in Midcoast Maine. Garden styles will also be discussed.

The goals are for gardeners to be able to:

  • Choose the best design method to match their skill level
  • Select a site by understanding soil and environmental conditions
  • How to balance plant needs and habits into the design to create a beautiful and healthy garden.

This intensive three hour class is limited to 10 gardeners.

$20.00 investment

*IMPORTANT* Call ahead to make payment and reserve  a spot!

John Fromer has been a Maine Master Gardener for over twenty years. He was trained in perennial garden design by Frederick McGourty of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Gardening since he was little, John was inspired to learn about perennials in the ‘80s by his future wife Kathy, also a Maine Master Gardener. Together, they have owned and operated Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable farm since ’98 growing for restaurants, caterers, specialty shops and doing flower arranging, perennial garden design and consultations.
At the farm, which has been featured in national gardening magazines and on the Georges River Garden tour twice, they have held many workshops for MOFGA and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service.
John has taught the perennial garden portion of the Master Gardener program and given talks to most of the garden clubs and libraries in the Midcoast. For the last 3 years and this year, John has taught a summer perennial series at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden in addition to leading spring gardening workshops.
With 46 years hands on experience, and having read countless books and attended many classes, John finds there is still much to learn about gardening, ways to improve methods and efficiencies and so many more new plants to grow!

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