The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Third Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. We invite you to join us, whether you are an experienced gardener or just getting started, for helpful insight from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates.
This one-day program focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. The programs are offered in an informal setting that encourages interaction between speakers and attendees.
Despite what may appear as a dry, tedious topic, this lecture receives rave reviews! This lively and entertaining presentation will provide time-saving secrets for a garden's routine care and upkeep including pruning, deadheading, fertilizing, mulching, cutting back the garden in fall and more. Organic methods are emphasized. This presentation will transform your approach to garden care and put precious time back in your pocket! Kerry Ann Mendez is a garden consultant, designer and lecturer who focuses on time-saving gardening techniques and workhorse plant material as well as organic practices.She is a self-taught gardener with over 25 years of experience and a ‘passionate perennialist’ that enjoys mixing humor with practical information.
There are spring-flowering bulbs for almost every garden. Dr. Perry covers all you need to know for success, including photos of how to design with bulbs, and even some inspiring photos from bulbs gardens and fields of Holland. All the various types of bulbs are illustrated, including the various categories of tulips and daffodils. Dr. Leonard Perry is an Extension Professor of Horticulture at the University of Vermont, where he provides information through many media including articles and the Across the Fence television program, and his website Perry's Perennial Pages (perrysperennials.info).
Dave and his wife, Kathy, decided to make their garden chemical free after reading Rachael Carson’s “Silent Spring” in the mid 1970’s. Since that early start of growing a few vegetables, their garden has expanded to include just about everything from Asparagus to Zucchini. The garden now includes a greenhouse, up to six compost piles, and a small apiary. Some ideas about intensive gardening and composting will be presented. David Rutkowski is a retired Chemistry teacher, having left the classroom in 1999. Other than keeping a large garden, his main interests include biking, running, birding and traveling the USA
As the natural landscape continues to be domesticated, native pollinator population is put in further peril. Almost every gardening decision you make can improve or detract from the habitat of native pollinators. Learn about the choices you can make to enhance pollinator habitat in your landscape and be part of the solution. Jane will present what is known about the role and status of pollinators and how you can create foraging and nesting sites for native pollinators and watch your gardens come ALIVE! Jane Sorensen teaches Landscape Design for Pollinators at the University of Vermont, is a retired landscape architect and is co-owner, with her husband, of River Berry Farm, an organic fruit and vegetable farm in Fairfax, Vermont, where they also grow and sell native plants for pollinator habitat enhancement.
Download the Garden & Landscape Symposium brochure and registration form.
Fort Ticonderoga offers a series of conferences and symposia throughout the year.