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Gardening ~ Flowers, Shrubs, and Organic Vegetable Gardening


Fall Bulb Planting and Prep for Spring
Before you plant bulbs this fall, now is the time to plan a spring bloom garden! Bulbs are an easy way to add another season to your garden, give you cut flowers, or decorate your yard for a spring event. This class explores all that blooms from late winter through June with emphasis on bulbs and the addition of trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers that are excellent companions. Instructor Laura Stabell is a Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist and naturalist. She is also a landscape gardener who work has been featured in magazines and on the Garden Conservancy open garden tour. She founded and directs the Saugatuck River Watershed Association.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Mon., 9/25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Landscape Garden Design
Looking at your landscape as a series of “rooms” with different functions is the key to an aesthetically pleasing landscape and is the latest trend in landscape design. Proper selection and siting of plants is the first step. Learn the history of landscape garden design and styles, elements of design, color theory, and how to use them to effect what you see and feel. Learn how to create a design on paper to work from over time which can save you grief and money. Deer, sun, shade, wet and dry areas, screening, soil preparation, digging, dividing, planting, propagation, insects and diseases, what you can do to protect and help bees, maintenance, budgeting and help, etc. will be covered as well. A PowerPoint presentation of best performing plants for our area will also be included. Instructor Laura Stabell is a Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist and naturalist. She is also a landscape gardener who work has been featured in magazines and on the Garden Conservancy open garden tour. She founded and directs the Saugatuck River Watershed Association.

2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Wed., 10/4 & 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Tree ID Walk in Downtown Ridgefield
Whether you are you planting a tree for your landscape or just love trees, learn about the trees in downtown Ridgefield as you walk, view, and enjoy. We’ll meet in the center of Ridgefield; directions to follow. Instructor Laura Stabell is a Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist and naturalist. She is also a landscape gardener who work has been featured in magazines and on the Garden Conservancy open garden tour. She founded and directs the Saugatuck River Watershed Association.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Saturday 10/21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Ridgefield; directions to meeting location to be sent. Rain date is 10/22.