Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown 14th Annual Winter Seminar
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek MetroParks
123 McKinley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44509
Saturday February 16, 2019
9:15 am – 4 pm
Registration 8;00 am -9:00am
Our theme for this year: Gardening Potpourri-
A Mix of Gardening Topics from Trees to Turf and in Between
The following speakers will explore the rich heritage of growing, caring for, and appreciating plants:
1. Scott Zanon is the owner of Desirable Trees and Turf LLC., and is the author of “Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest.” He holds a degree in Agronomy and Horticulture. “My goal is to educate people about the many trees….that will perform well in the mid-west.” Scott has also developed some hot sauces from his home grown peppers—especially saranos. Has also developed Zanon Zinfadel wine.
2. Irvin Etienne is the horticultural display coordinator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He writes for Fine Gardening and Indiana Gardening magazines. The title of Irvin’s talk is “Carmen Miranda in the Midwest” which will focus on eye-popping, attention-getting, color and texture from annuals and tropicals.
3. Louis Raymond also known as the “Plant Geek” is a garden designer in Rhode Island. The Boston Globe writes: “Louis experiments in his own garden like a mad scientist, searching out plants that most people have never seen before and figuring out how to make them perform”. Louis will present:
a. “Uncommon and Astonishing: Fun Horticulture from My Garden to Yours” He will introduce the plants he’s most excited about now.
b. “From Sow’s Ears to Silk Purses: Gardens Before and After”. He will reveal the pedestrian and even horrifying sites he has transformed into some of his most exciting gardens.
c. “Potted: Gardening on the Edge”. Growing in containers. For iconoclast Raymond, countless containers still aren’t enough.