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Gardener's Day 2019


Gardener's Day 2019

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Rockland County present:

Gardener's Day 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00 AM – 2 PM 
Registration opens at 8:30 AM

Keynote Presentation by
Judy Glattstein, Author of Made for the Shade

More info to come.

Early bird rate: $30
After March 15: $40
Book Early, Space is Limited to 100 participants!

Tickets include a complimentary breakfast/light lunch, composting workshop, Floral Arranging demonstration, one entry for the door prize raffle and access to the Garden Market vendor expo.

Keynote Presentation: 

Judy Glattstein and Made for the Shade

Judy will present her research on reliable information and commonsense advice on creating a beautiful garden under trees and in the shade of buildings. She will explain the dynamics of shady gardens, and coping with shady sites with wet or dry conditions provides basic information that will assist you in selecting plants for the shady garden of your dreams. Additionally, she will touch on use of perennials, shrubs, bulbs, ground covers, as well as attracting birds to the shady garden and another on coping with deer!

About Judy Glattstein:

I consider myself very fortunate, since my vocation and avocation go together so well. I love gardening, and enjoy writing and lecturing about plants and design. I have authored eight books on gardening and one, Preserving Memories, about making sweet preserves. I've had over 100 magazine articles published in periodicals from Garden Design, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Cottage Living, and Real Simple to Popular Mechanix, Arnoldia, and others. I teach at The New York Botanical Garden and for Cook College of Rutgers University in their Office of Continuing Professional Education. I speak to garden clubs and horticultural groups across the United States and abroad. For me, gardening is the never-ending story.

Judy's book Through the Garden Gate received the Garden Writers Association Award of Excellence.

Lecture Session I [9:15-10:15] (select one)

*You'll be able to attend one topic for each session.*

A: Invasive Plants with MGV Ann Barry

Armed with a little knowledge, there are ways to prevent invasive species from taking over a home garden or yard. This presentation will focus on mechanical ways and least toxic methods of managing and possibly eradicating a list of 12 common yet pesky invasive terrestrial plants.


C: Ornamental Grasses with MGV Steve Becker

This program will introduce the characteristics and landscape uses of various genera of ornamental grasses grown in Rockland. Specific facts on purchasing, planting, and maintaining these grasses will help homeowners decide which grasses are best for their yards. Also included in this program is information on those grasses which are considered invasive by the DEC as well as those grasses which are native and grow well in Rockland.

Lecture Session II [10:30-11:30] (select one)

B: Ticks in Our World with Michael Wilson

Ticks are tiny but not a tiny problem! These puny but robust pests are becoming more and more plentiful in this region and our best defense is being armed with knowledge. Mike will discuss how to respond and the protocol what to do when you find a tick on you, your loved ones, your pest or just in your yard. You’ll learn about the new tick on the block: the Asian Longhorned Tick!


D: Water in Your Backyard: Adding the Sights & Sounds of Water in 2019 with Thomas Smith of Garden State Koi & Aquatic Center

Tom will give a power point presentation on Ponds, Streams and Waterfalls for your backyard. He will also describe the popular “disappearing” waterfall that many baby-boomers find attractive due to the low maintenance. Tom will also take class through the different types of fountain-scapes that have recently gained popularity.

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$30 Early Bird ($40 starting March 15)

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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980

Last updated September 10, 2019