Make better gardens by knowing basic perennial biology

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CAMDEN — Maine Master Gardener John Fromer leads a presentation on how knowing basic perennial biology and classification can make better gardeners, Tuesday, July 30, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

Fromer’s talk invites guests to learn how plants work from the inside out to become better perennial gardeners. In this program, Fromer will speak about how plants grow and reproduce, how plants are classified, parts of plants, and how to propagate and manage perennials. After a short speaking section, the talk will head to Merryspring’s perennial gardens for demonstration.

This program is part of Fromer’s perennial gardening series, which will continue throughout the gardening season. This is an outdoor event, so guests should dress accordingly. A selection of recommended gardening books and tools will be available for purchase after the program. This is an outdoor program. Guests should wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Fromer has been a Maine Master Gardener since 1998 and runs Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable Farm with his wife Kathy, also a Maine Master Gardener. Together they grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs in a sustainable and authentic fashion.

This program is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.

Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

For more information on this program, contact or call 207-236-2239.


Event Date: 

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00pm to 3:15pm


Merryspring Nature Center
Camden  Maine
United States