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OSU Master Gardeners of Mahoning/Columbia counties will present two spring seminars.

These seminars will offer new learning opportunities, a make-and-take project, handouts, door prizes, and an educational walk on the extension grounds with OSU educators, so bring your questions. The master gardener’s handmade garden art and treasures will be available for sale, and there will be a hot buffet lunch and all-day refreshments.

The first day of the seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 23 at the OSU Extension Office event center, 490 Broad St., Canfield. The Extension Office is opposite the Canfield Fairgrounds. Reservations are limited and the early bird registration deadline is Tuesday.

Our keynote speaker will be Amy Stone, OSU Educator, who specializes in horticultural landscaping. She will discuss where to start, plant selection, how to improve and how to cut back if necessary. She’ll show us how to plan a trip to the garden center with ideas to help you achieve the garden of your dreams.

Experienced master gardeners will talk about native trees for pollinators and fun. Master Gardener speakers will also share information about pollinators and the plants they need. Information on several species-specific needs will be discussed.

We’ll cover flowers, shrubs, vines, and grasses that will attract pollinators to your landscape. Maybe some of you haven’t thought about how to create a pollinator friendly zone. We are here to help. Find out what specific pollinators desire regarding flower shape, color and bloom time; what and where to grow plants that love pollinators; and learn about the importance of plants for three flower seasons.

The owners of Honey Hallow Herbs in Ashtabula County are lifelong master gardeners. They’ll talk about how to incorporate grasses into your landscape, help us know which plants are high in nectar, which are high in pollen, and some that are both. Rees and Meghan Davis grow and sell native vegetables and plants and select dried herbs. They also make flaxseed bread, jams and jellies. These items are available for sale at their farm.

For more information on speakers, topics, and Spring Seminar details, visit htto://go.osu.edu/springintoaction.

Come share ideas and ask questions. The Master Gardener volunteers look forward to seeing you for a day of education, fun and fellowship.

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