Thursday, September 17, 2015

Greenhouse Gardening

Please join The Dracut Garden Club and Paul Steen, a retired physician and healthcare software executive, who will be speaking to us about Greenhouse Gardening!

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 7 PM 
WHERE:  Harmony Hall,  1660 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA

The basics of greenhouse gardening will be covered along with:
  • types of greenhouses
  • heating and ventilating needs and how to measure
  • soils, pots, water, and fertilizers
He will also address the gardening aspects of greenhouses including dealing with new plants, unwanted visitors, sanitation, and space allocation.

Time will be allowed for questions and discussion on what plants to grow.

Paul has been gardening for over 50 years, & has owned a hobby greenhouse for the past 30 years where he grows camellias, succulents and tropical plants. Paul's outdoor garden is primarily a woodland and shade garden.

Paul completed 3 years of college-level horticulture courses at the New England School of Gardening at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. He became a certified Master Gardener in 2005 at the MHS.  He lectures on topics such as home greenhouses, shade gardening, xeriscaping, plant diseases and on cactus/succulents and houseplants.

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