A Celebration of Gardening!
Sponsored by the West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Saturday, March 12, 2016
8:00 Registration and Check In
View exhibits, indoor gardens and Silent Auction.
9:00 Session 1
“Experience The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden” with Greg Afman. Greg is the lead horticulturist for the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Gardens at the Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park. Greg studied Art History at the University of Michigan. While there, he became interested in Japanese culture and bonsai. Greg moved to Japan and was selected as an apprentice to a bonsai master. He also worked as a gardener for a Japanese garden construction company. Greg completed the Professional Gardener program at Longwood Gardens. Greg will present design elements of the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden and ideas for applying them to your garden.
10:30 Session 2
“Simplify to Keep on Growing” with Janet Macunovich Janet is a professional gardener, designer, author and educator. Known as the “lady at the flower house, the one with no lawn”, she began designing for others in 1980, teaching a college garden design course in 1987 and published her first book in 1990. Janet will present techniques for simplifying your garden, including making tasks physically easier by modifying designs and adopting variations in tools and timing. Janet’s ideas can be implemented by experienced and new gardeners alike.
11:45-1:15 Lunch Break/Break Out Sessions
“Divide and Conquer: Dividing Perennials” with Jolene King, Advanced Master Gardener, Michigan Certified Nurseryman, employed at Weesies Garden Center.
“Bonsai”, with Greg Afman, Lead Horticulturist at the Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
“Zandra: The Chicken Whisperer” with Zandra Talley, Jonker’s Garden
“Vertical Gardening: Bringing Walls to Life” with Lori May ,Sales Specialist for LiveWall, LLC a division of Hortech Nursery
“Twice As Good: Three Common Culinary Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses “, with Ruth Zwald, owner of “SpiritLink Herbals: Linking the Goodness of Plants With The Well-being of Your Spirit.”
1:45 Session 3 :
“Plants on my Wish List” with Janet Macunovich Janet will present trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals that she chooses when she must whittle down the choices, yet still be sure to design a beautiful, classic, enduring landscape.
To Register for March Garden Day 2016: 2016 March Garden Day Brochure