Become a Master Gardener in Oakland County

Whether you’re a gardening pro or have newly grown a green thumb, this program is for anyone who is eager to participate and share gardening best practices!

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is accepting applicants until August 11th to participate in the training classes for the Extension Master Gardener Program Waterford (Oakland County) that runs from August 17th to December 7th. Join a community of over 560 Oakland County volunteers all while expanding your knowledge in ways to care for your lawn, trees, flowers, and more!

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Royal Oak in Bloom

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On Sunday May 14th, while some may be enjoying a Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed, many will be getting up early, and heading down to the annual Royal Oak in Bloom flower and garden sale in the Williams Street parking lot near the Royal Oak Public Library and Royal Oak City Hall.

This year marks the 24th year for Royal Oak in Bloom, hosted by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. For many, it’s a Mother’s Day tradition that celebrates the end of winter while welcoming the start of warmer weather, greener gardens, and bluer skies. Continue reading

Attend Gardening and All That Jazz – Adding Pizazz to YOUR Garden!

Flower flowerbeds in the park.

Now that 40 degree temps are finally on their way out and spring is here to stay, we’re more than excited to get outside and start working on and in our gardens. The Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc. is ready to help you make your gardening dreams a reality. Tickets are now on sale for an all day seminar that promises to be chock-full of ideas to help bring your garden to life. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the seminar goes from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Continue reading

Fall Gardening?

Kids gardening

Fall isn’t just for cider mills and haunted houses! It’s the perfect time to prepare and prune your lawn and gardens for next year. While we’d all love to stuff ourselves with donuts and cider, or run through a corn maze, taking time before Michigan freezes will help you next Spring. Use this checklist for your lawn, vegetable and flower garden to make sure you’re fully prepared. Continue reading