margaret’s may and june 2017 garden events
MAY AND JUNE are the busiest months in the garden, when I welcome visitors for a big Garden Conservancy Open Day, and also for more intensive half-day guided tours and workshops. All my garden events include plants sales by rare-plant specialists Broken Arrow Nursery (except as noted). Browse the May 6, June 3 and June 24, 2017 offerings and reserve tickets for the classes and workshops that typically sell out–including topics as wide-ranging as trough gardening, designing and installing your own drip irrigation system, and more:
saturday june 24: lee reich drip-irrigation workshop
SOMETIMES the weather is rainy, sometimes it’s dry. The way to get the best production from your vegetable or fruit plants (or pots, or ornamentals…) is with timely watering, and the best way to water is with drip irrigation. Learn from Lee Reich to design and install a drip-irrigation system, in a hands-on workshop at the garden of Margaret Roach in Copake Falls, NY.
- Learn the benefits (saves water, bigger yields, healthier plants–and save time since it’s easily automated!)
- Learn to design and install a system
- Participate in a hands-on installation
Longtime nationally known gardener and garden writer Lee Reich demonstrates hands-on installation with your assistance–so learn by doing, following a short classroom session on design principles and best materials.
Drip also saves water, makes for healthier plants and fewer weeds, and is easily automated. Learn why drip irrigation works so well, the ins and outs of designing a system, and participate in a hands-on drip-irrigation installation. Limited space, so pre-registration is necessary.
We begin with refreshments and a classroom-style session in Copake Falls, New York, then move outside into the garden for the learn-by-doing portion of the workshop. NOTE: Registrants will be sent location and directions for the classroom part of the event, in Copake Falls, NY. (NOTE: No plant sale is held on this date.)