Current Schedule

Perennial Gardening Class sees Morven in the rain.

LAST CLASS: The community of personal enrichment students has been sorry to learn that Spring 2016 is the last semester the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia will offer a personal enrichment program. I have taught horticulture and design classes for SCPS for a dozen years and am very grateful and proud to have been associated with it.

My greatest benefit and what I will miss most of course is my students, past, present and future. To them, I say thank you and keep in touch.

I will continue to offer personal tutorials on pruning and care of perennials in addition to seasonal walk-throughs and garden design. Contact me at cathy@hollowgarden.com.

SPEAKING SCHEDULE:

*Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Nelson County Gardeners Talk – Topic TBA

*Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:45 am: Bedford Master Gardeners’ Grow the Good Life Seminar, Central Virginia Community College, Bedford, Virginia: “Into the Woods: Natives in the Woodland Garden”. http://www.BedfordMasterGardeners.org

*Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm, Albemarle County Office Building: Piedmont Master Gardener Spring Lecture Series, “Into the Shade”.http://www.piedmontmastergardeners.org

 

Rose Espalier at Carr’s Hill

 

Speaking at November 2013 MAC of American Rhododendron Society

Speaking at November 2013 MAC of American Rhododendron Society

 

2 Responses to Current Schedule

  1. Carolyn Burgess says:

    Through which organization do you register for Trees of Central Va? Is there a cost?
    Do you think we should begin our early Spring vegetables in advance this year due to warm weather. I have started fennel, leeks and onions from seed, however I usually start them around this time. What about broccoli and cabbage seeedlings? Thanks. Carolyn

    • Cathy says:

      Carolyn, contact SCPS at scpsregistration@virginia.edu or call 434-982-5252 to register for Trees of Central Virginia.

      If your broccoli and cabbage seedlings are hardened off, I would go ahead and put them out with as mild as it is, but for direct-sowed seeds like peas, spinach, onions, lettuces, etc., I would wait til the soil warms up to around 50 F. You can get a soil thermometer like the one I show in the Early Spring post at any local hardware store or garden center. If it’s tool cool to germinate, seeds might rot in moist ground.

      Gook luck!

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