Learn more about preparing the garden for winter at the Master Gardeners Meeting



Gardeners interested in preparing their garden for winter can learn more next month from the Northwestern Michigan Masters Gardeners Association.

Brian Zimmerman and Tom Ford will present tips for preparing gardens for winter at the 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan on October 5.

Zimmerman and Ford both have extensive knowledge of gardening and landscape. Together, they will present many tips for tidying up the garden, including doing a soil test, amending the soil, adding organic compost, growing a cover crop, mulching and general maintenance. The presentation will end with the importance of thinking and planning for gardening in 2022.

Zimmerman has worked in the nursery all his life. He is the third generation to exercise this profession. He enjoys helping gardeners see the beauty that nourishing plants can bring to their lives.

“(Brian is) the owner of the Four Season Nursery in Traverse City and invites everyone to take a walk in the large garden. It has water features, beautiful walkways and stone benches to sit and admire. the view over County Leelanau, “one press release read.

Ford has a background in biology and fine arts. He is passionate about gardening with native plants. For 11 years he worked with Zimmerman at Four Season Nursery.

“He really derives great satisfaction from gardening. His gardens attract pollinators, butterflies and other wildlife. They were featured during the 2007 Friendly Garden Club Walk,” according to a press release.

The virtual meeting is open to the public. The event is free for Northwestern Michigan Masters Gardeners Association members and a $ 5 donation is requested for non-members. To register visit mganm.org before September 30. Everyone who registers will receive a link to the meeting via email.

The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a Michigan nonprofit organization and a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association. The aim of the association is to promote the horticultural education activities of MSU Extension through a monthly meeting which focuses on gardening education. Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. Certified master gardeners may meet certain attendance requirements for their training hours. Visit mganm.org for details.



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