The Hendricks County Master Gardeners present

Adventures in Gardening 2017:
4 Seasons

October 7, 2017 • Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Center


Brent Heath from Brent & Becky's Bulbs will speak to us on “Bulbs as Companion Plants” and “Magical Mystical Meadows with Bulbs.” He will also lead two workshops on Living Flower arrangements with Layers of Bulbs. Brent and wife Becky live and work on 28 acres that they farm and garden in Gloucester, Va. These flower bulb suppliers, garden writers, photographers, lecturers, consultants and educators are developing eight-plus acres of Chesapeake Bay gardens, which they use to demonstrate how to use flower bulbs with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs organically.


Greg Marlett, from his own Hard Way Farms in Martinsville, Ind., will share amusing stories about how to garden the Hard Way so you can learn from his mistakes. Greg has completed both the Indiana Master Gardener and the Indiana Master Naturalist courses. He and wife Jennifer own Hard Way Farms and raise laying hens, hogs and produce on ¼ acre lot in a residential subdivision. Greg is the environmental educator for Morgan County’s Soil and Water Conservation District, Solid Waste Management District, and Parks and Recreation Department. This is your opportunity to learn all about Aquaponics.


Jo Ellen Myers Sharp will bring snippets from her garden and talk about each plant and growing tips. Then she will arrange the flowers in a bouquet, to be given away. Jo Ellen contributes to many publications, including the Indianapolis Star and Angie’s List, the American Gardener and Indiana Gardening magazines. She is co-author of The Indiana Gardener’s Guide, and author of The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens. Known as the Hoosier Gardener, she has been writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years.


Tess Park, a member of the Conifer Society, has a fast-paced, eye-candy PowerPoint presentation of plants with features that you can enjoy in Zone 5 during the five months from November to March. Tess is a doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Along with husband Jay, she reclaimed an overgrown 3.6 acres, including 1 acre of woods, and began planting trees, wildflowers, and conifers. Tess is also a member of the American Hosta Society. In 2007, the National Hosta Convention gave its award for Best Companion Plants to the Park's gardens.


Living Flower Arrangements with Layers of Bulbs

Adventures In Gardening will offer two workshops on the day on the seminar, Oct. 7, 2017 led by Brent Hearth of Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. Each participant will receive a 12 x 12 x 12 planter, soil, 40 bulbs, and all equipment needed. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants!!! (So register as soon as you can.)

   Workshop #1: 8 to 9 a.m. • Patriotic with red, white & blue bulbs • Blooms in Mid Spring
   Workshop #2: 3 to 4 p.m. • Warm & Wonderful with red, yellow & orange bulbs• Blooms in Early Spring


As Master Gardeners, our No. 1 goal is to educate, so we'll be offering a selection of books at greatly reduced prices. Pre-order forms are available and encouraged. As an example, Daffodils for North American Gardens and/or Tulips for North American Gardens by Brent Heath for $8.00 each. You can also have your books signed by Brent!


Fee is $45.00, plus $30.00 for each optional workshop
Fee includes Oatmeal Bar Winter Breakfast and Picnic Summer Lunch

Register on-line now with your debit or credit card
Download, print, complete, and mail a paper registration with your check

• This event will be held Oct. 7, 2017, at the Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St., Danville, IN
• Registration, silent auction, and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. • Programs run from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• Workshop #1 is 8-9 a.m. $30 (max 30 people) • Workshop #2 is 3-4 p.m. $30 (max 30 people)
• Bring your checkbook or use a debit or credit card to pay for books and silent auction items.
• Questions--contact us.

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