]Pernell Gerver's Gardening Workshop Series - Central Connecticut Pernell Gerver

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A year-long series of workshops on a wide range of gardening topics.  Designed to appeal to gardeners and non-gardeners alike, Pernell Gerver's Gardening Workshop Series covers such topics as perennials, annuals, vegetables, fruits, herbs, roses, trees, shrubs, lawns, house plants, and more. 

In my Connecticut series, I am holding workshops in Enfield, Connecticut.

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Pernell Gerver's Gardening Workshop Series 2010
Connecticut Location

A year 'round series covering all aspects of home gardening by award-winning gardener and broad-range horticulturist Pernell Gerver

Each topic listed below will be held in Enfield, CT. All workshops include a Q&A session and a plant & product sale of rare, hard-to-find, and useful plants and gardening products.

All Gardening Workshops are free and open to the public.

Gardening workshops will be held at the location and time listed below. If a workshop needs to be postponed due to inclement weather, announcements will be posted on this web site and via email (for those who have signed up).

Enfield, Connecticut

Location: Asnuntuck Community College L.R.C. conference room
170 Elm Street (Route 220)
Enfield, CT
Time: Scheduled Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (see schedule below)

Directions: From Route 91 South: Take exit 48, turn left at end of ramp. Travel east through five traffic lights. The college will be on the right. From Route 91 North: take exit 48, turn right at end of ramp and follow above directions. Enter college through doors at far right end of building. L.R.C. conference room is on the right directly through the second set of doors.

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Gardening Workshop Topics
Click on a month to read about the workshops happening that month or scroll down the page to read about the entire series for 2010.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | September | October | November | December


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“These House Plants Bloom All Year Long!”
January 6, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Cool House Plants – Plants for Cool Rooms”
January 13, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Unique African Violets: Part I – Large-Flowered”
January 20, 7 p.m., Enfield

Unique African Violets: Part II – Miniatures & Trailing
January 27, 7 p.m., Enfield



“Low-Light House Plants You Can Grow When Your Windows Are Full”
February 3, 7 p.m., Enfield

“High-Light House Plants for Sunny or Bright Windows”
February 10 postponed to February 17, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Vining and Climbing House Plants”
February 17, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Growing the Many Different Scented-Leaved Geraniums”
February 24, 7 p.m., Enfield


MARCH 2010

“Indoor Seed Starting for Beginners to Experts”
March 3, 7 p.m., Enfield

Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How
March 10, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Growing the Many Different Types of Dahlias”
 March 17, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Going Green in the Lawn and Garden”
March 24, 7 p.m., Enfield

“One-Step, Organic, Easy Spring Lawn Care”

March 31, 7 p.m., Enfield


APRIL 2010

“Controlling Crabgrass and Other Lawn Weeds Safely and Organically”
April 7, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Controlling Grubs and Other Lawn Insects Safely and Organically”
April 14, 7 p.m., Enfield

"Getting Started in Rock Gardening"
April 21, 7 p.m., Enfield

“You Gotta See These Exciting New Perennials!”
April 28, 7 p.m., Enfield


MAY 2010

“The Best Spring-Blooming Perennials for Sun”
May 5, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Spring-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
May 12, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Tips for Successful Container Gardening”
May 19, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Deer-Resistant Perennials and Shrubs”
May 26, 7 p.m., Enfield


JUNE 2010

“How to Create Your Own Meadow Wildflower Garden”
June 2, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Growing the Many Different Types of Peonies”
June 9, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Native New England Perennials for all the Seasons”
 June 16, 7 p.m., Enfield


JULY 2010

“Heirloom Perennials from Your Grandmother’s Garden”
July 7, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Summer-Blooming Perennials for Sun”
 July 14, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Summer-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
July 21, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Fragrant Perennials”
July 28, 7 p.m., Enfield



“Growing the Many Different Daylilies”
August 4, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Big-Bloomin’ Perennials”
August 25, 7 p.m., Enfield



“Exceptionally Long-Blooming Perennials”
September 1, 7 p.m., Enfield

“How to Get Your Lawn into Shape this Fall”
September 8, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Salt-Tolerant Perennials for Along Streets, Driveways, and Sidewalks”
September 15, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Perennial Flowers for Cutting”
September 22, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Autumn-Blooming Perennials for Sun”
September 29, 7 p.m., Enfield



“The Best Autumn-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
 October 6, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best Ornamental Grasses for Year ‘Round Interest”
 October 13, 7 p.m., Enfield

“The Best of Antique & Modern Apples with Apple Tasting & Tree Sale”
October 20, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Citrus and Other Fruits You Can Grow Indoors”
 October 27, 7 p.m., Enfield



“How to Protect Plants from Winterkill in New England”
November 3, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Cooking with Herbs with Recipe Sampling and Tasting”
 November 10, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Pet-Safe House Plants”
November 17, 7 p.m., Enfield



“Christmas Crafts Fair Featuring Decorations from the Garden”
December 1, 7 p.m., Enfield

“Christmas Cactus and Other Holiday Plants”
December 2, 7 p.m., Enfield

“House Plant Oddities – Unique and Unusual House Plants”
December 15, 7 p.m., Enfield


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