Thursday, February 20, 2014

Courier news

Courtesy of the 2-19-14 on-line edition of the Ida County Courier,

Prairie Pedlar to host plant program
Succulents are savvy, yet forgiving, plants for container gardening with their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes and simple care.

Join other plant lovers at The Meeting Place in Galva on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p. m. for a special program on these plants.

Jane Hogue, owner of Prairie Pedlar in Odebolt, will give a one-hour presentation on everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays using these exceptionally water-wise plants. Her easy-to-follow, expert tips will explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, container assembly and more

The Prairie Pedlar gardens have been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers, including the Iowan in 1988 and the premier issue of Country Living Gardener in 1993. For six years, the magazine included Hogue’s column, “Kindergarden,” which linked children with garden activities.

As a member of the Garden Writers Association of America and previous association with the International Herb Association, Hogue has lectured extensively across the United States and in Canada.

If you have a green thumb and can’t wait to plant flowers in the spring, this program is one you won’t want to miss. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p. m. Cost is $10 at the door. Seating is limited, so RSVP by March 25 to 282-4426.

The public is invited.

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