We can't always count on April Showers to do all the work when it comes to our May flowers. So this Saturday, March 26, take advantage of the opportunities to ask some local experts their gardening and lawn advice!
The Franklin Park Conservatory has something for green thumbs of all sizes with two workshops. Garden Seed Starting is a hands-on class that will give you all the materials and info you need to start your flowers from scratch! You will get soil, your choice of seeds, and a flat to start them in. It takes place on Saturday, March 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (cost for members is $25, for non-members $30). www.fpconservatory.org
For the younger set, FPC is offering Fun Crops for Kids which encourages young gardening enthusiasts to grow their own plants from seeds. Kid-friendly crops include fruits, veggies, and flowers. It takes place on Saturday, March 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. ($15 members, $20 non-members) www.fpconservatory.org
If you're looking for good garden info, but want something a little less “hands-on,” Oakland Nursery in Delaware is hosting a visit from gardening expert Ron Wilson. Wilson's radio show “In the Garden” airs every Saturday on 610 WTVN and this Saturday Wilson will broadcast live from Oakland Nursery from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Oakland Nursery Delaware Garden Center, 25 Kilbourne Rd. in Delaware (right off Rts. 36/37). www.oaklandnursery.com
And finally, is your lawn in need of a little TLC? Start from the ground up. Dills Greenhouse will offer their Luscious Lawn Seminar on Saturday at 10 a.m. They'll have tips on starting a healthy thriving lawn from scratch, or improving your existing lawn. Best of all, the seminar is free! Dills Greenhouse is located at 5800 Rager Rd. in Groveport. www.dillsgreenhouse.net
--Kristen Maetzold, contributing writer