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!
Are you thinking spring? Even though the weather hasn’t been cooperating, you can still start planning your dream gardening project. Visit one of Oakland County’s 22 greenhouses and nurseries now to get help from the experts and choose from thousands of different plants, flowers, and trees that will inspire your garden oasis. Attend a workshop or chat with a Master Gardener for help with ideas, colors, annuals, perennials, organic gardening, pests, and more.
With so many area greenhouses and nurseries to nurture your green thumb this season, you’ll find our interactive map, complete with over 20 countywide locations, fun and easy to use. Simply find your location and click on the nearest green floral icon to reveal the name and address of the nursery located there. Do you prefer to view a list? Check out our Oakland County Nurseries and Greenhouses page.
In addition to a plentiful range of nursery information, our gardening map can help you select the most suitable plants for your microclimate. Before you head to the nursery, click on your location on the map to reveal the USDA hardiness zone.
We can’t wait until the weather breaks so we can get started. Happy planning and hopefully, planting soon!
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Spring has blossomed and the flowers have too!
If you are in need of front yard foliage or a colorful oasis for weekend barbecues, then take your wishlist to any of the greenhouses and nurseries in Oakland County. From ‘Sugar Baby’ Forsythia at Steinkopf Nursery, to Petunias at Telly’s Greenhouse, your perfect plants are just around the corner.
Oakland County gardeners can sign up now to participate in the Master Gardener Program through Michigan State University Extension. The program provides adult horticultural education and volunteer leader training to anyone with an enthusiasm for gardening, along with a willingness and commitment to volunteer in the community. Register for the Fall 2016 class by July 29th and learn more about the Master Gardener program in the Oakland County video.
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