Master Gardener 2014 Programs & Events

Upcoming classes that are taught by different Master Gardeners in their expertise areas.

Space is limited per class.  Please register and prepay early.  To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656.  Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021.  More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Save the dates!!!!

All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.


 Growing Angel Trumpets, Brugmansia

Wednesday, August 13, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, $35

11457 Fowler's Mill Rd., Chardon

Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers.  Visit the award winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis  where she will teach you the care and propagation of these beauties.  She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you'll even get a brugmansia to take home.  Additional plants will be available for purchase.  Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35. fee. Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.  


Master Gardener Booth at

The Great Geauga County Fair

Visit the MGV booth for creative gardening ideas for all ages and answers to your gardening questions!  August 28 - September 1


Dahlias for Beginners

Wednesday, September 17, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, $15

If you have a newly discovered interest in dahlias, this beginners class is for you.  In NEO, dahlias are planted in the spring, usually as annuals.  These tuberous-rooted tender perennials bloom from midsummer to first frost and range in a variety of showy colors and impressive sizes.  Learn from a Master Gardener how to choose your dahlias and select the proper planting sites.  Learn about maintenance,  pest control and winter storage for growing and enjoying healthy beautiful dahlias season after season.  Light refreshments provided.


Overwintering Plants...Putting Garden to Bed

Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 am - Noon, $15*

With a little planning you can improve your garden and ready it for next year.  Learn from a Master Gardener.  Learn how to preserve those beautiful tropical plants you purchased and bring them back out to flower next year.  Enrich your beds with fertile soil ready for planting in the Spring.  Get a recipe for a healthy herb garden and learn about the advantages of lasagna gardening.   Light refreshments provided.  

($25 if attending both classes on Sept. 20)



Saturday, September 20, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, $15*

Create your own compost.  Enrich your soil with select food scraps, grass clippings and leaves.  Learn about active vs. passive composting from a Master Gardener.  Discover worm composting and other alternative methods.  Sample compost containers will be on hand along with worms to start your own vermiculture if you’re ready. Light refreshments provided. 

Science of Climate Changes.....Better Garden?

Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am - Noon, Free Offering!!

There will be winners and losers as humans continue to add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and cause global climate change.  Because of the proximity of fresh water and anticipated mild changes compared to other areas of the world, Ohio may be one of those lucky winners.  This presentation will cover the science of climate change and how the majority of scientists believe the world will be affected.  It will then focus on NE Ohio and experiments in process that will determine how these changes are expected to affect Ohio gardens, how we can mitigate climate change and how we can cope with changes that can not be mitigated.  There is no fee for this class.  Light refreshments will be provided.  


Saturday, October 4, from 10:00 am - Noon, $35

Terrariums are a beautiful addition to the home.  They’re fun and easy to create and can be made in a variety of sizes.  We’ll provide the supplies --planting medium, terrarium plants and containers-- and step-by-step instructions on how to plant a terrarium.  Create your own miniature garden.   Light refreshments provided.

Orchid:  Care, Feeding & Repotting

Saturday, October 11, from 10:00 am - Noon, $15

Need help with keeping your orchid blooming strong? Lou Borlin of Borlin Orchids will be discussing what and how to feed these tropical plants. There will be multiple samples of fully blooming orchids and those ready for dividing. Mr. Borlin will demonstrate the proper way to divide and repot these beautiful plants for many years of continued enjoyment.  Plants will be available for purchase after the presentation.  Light refreshments provided. 

Bulbs, Beyond the Ordinary

Thursday, November 6, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, $15


Christmas Craft from Nature's Bounty

Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon, $35











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Geauga County Master Gardeners Seeking Applicants for Scholarships
OSU Horticulture, Agriculture and Environmental Science Scholarships The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers are pleased to offer two $1,000.00 Scholarships to any Geauga County High School Senior or High School Graduate who is planning to attend or is attending The Ohio State University or The Ohio State University, Agriculture Technical Institute, Wooster Campus pursuing a degree in the related fields of Horticulture, Agriculture, or Environmental Science.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Program Overview
The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio resident who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must! Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticultural activities.
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