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Pernell Gerver's Gardening Workshop Series 2010
Western Massachusetts Location

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

Northampton, MA Area

Location: Historic Northampton Museum & Education Center

Parsons House
58 Bridge Street (Route 9), Northampton

Time: Scheduled Saturdays, 3 p.m. (see schedule below)

Directions: From I-91: exit 18, left onto Rt. 5. Continue to main intersection, turn right on Main Street (Rt. 9), continue under RR bridge, through light. Museum is on left, across from Post Office. Parking in rear, follow signs. Enter through front door of Parsons House (the white Colonial).

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Gardening Workshop Topics
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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


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“These House Plants Bloom All Year Long!”
January 9, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Cool House Plants – Plants for Cool Rooms”
January 16, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Unique African Violets: Part I – Large-Flowered”
January 23, 3 p.m., Northampton

Unique African Violets: Part II – Miniatures & Trailing
January 30, 3 p.m., Northampton



“Low-Light House Plants You Can Grow When Your Windows Are Full”
February 6, 3 p.m., Northampton

“High-Light House Plants for Sunny or Bright Windows”
February 13, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Vining and Climbing House Plants”
February 20, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Growing the Many Different Scented-Leaved Geraniums”
February 27, 3 p.m., Northampton


MARCH 2010

“Indoor Seed Starting for Beginners to Experts”
March 6, 3 p.m. Northampton

Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How
March 13, 3 p.m. Northampton

“Growing the Many Different Types of Dahlias”
 March 20, 3 p.m. Northampton

“Going Green in the Lawn and Garden”
Mar. 27, 3 p.m. Northampton


APRIL 2010

“One-Step, Organic, Easy Spring Lawn Care”
April 3, 3 p.m., Northampton

“One-Step, Organic, Easy Spring Lawn Care” and “Controlling Crabgrass and Other Lawn Weeds Safely and Organically”
April 10, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Controlling Grubs and Other Lawn Insects Safely and Organically”
April 17, 3 p.m., Northampton

"Getting Started in Rock Gardening"
April 24, 3 p.m., Northampton

“You Gotta See These Exciting New Perennials!”
May 1, 3 p.m., Northampton


MAY 2010

“The Best Spring-Blooming Perennials for Sun”
May 8, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Spring-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
May 15, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Tips for Successful Container Gardening”
 May 22, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Deer-Resistant Perennials and Shrubs”
May 29, 3 p.m., Northampton


JUNE 2010

“How to Create Your Own Meadow Wildflower Garden”
 June 5, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Growing the Many Different Types of Peonies”
June 12, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Native New England Perennials for all the Seasons”
 June 19, 3 p.m., Northampton


JULY 2010

“Heirloom Perennials from Your Grandmother’s Garden”
July 10, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Summer-Blooming Perennials for Sun”
 July 17, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Summer-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
July 24, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Fragrant Perennials”
July 31, 3 p.m., Northampton



“Growing the Many Different Daylilies”
August 7, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Big-Bloomin’ Perennials”
August 28, 3 p.m., Northampton



“Exceptionally Long-Blooming Perennials”
September 4, 3 p.m., Northampton

“How to Get Your Lawn into Shape this Fall”
September 11, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Salt-Tolerant Perennials for Along Streets, Driveways, and Sidewalks”
September 18, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Perennial Flowers for Cutting”
September 25, 3 p.m., Northampton

"The Best Autumn-Blooming Perennials for Sun"
October 2, 3 p.m., Northampton



"The Best Autumn-Blooming Perennials for Sun"
October 2, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Autumn-Blooming Perennials for Shade”
 October 9, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best Ornamental Grasses for Year ‘Round Interest”
 October 16, 3 p.m., Northampton

“The Best of Antique & Modern Apples with Apple Tasting & Tree Sale”
October 23, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Citrus and Other Fruits You Can Grow Indoors”
 October 30, 3 p.m., Northampton



“How to Protect Plants from Winterkill in New England”
November 6, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Cooking with Herbs with Recipe Sampling and Tasting”
 Nov. 13, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Pet-Safe House Plants”
Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Northampton



“Christmas Crafts Fair Featuring Decorations from the Garden”
Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Northampton

“Christmas Cactus and Other Holiday Plants”
Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Northampton

“House Plant Oddities – Unique and Unusual House Plants”
Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Northampton



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