Brian Green to present program on tree care and selection

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Master Gardeners are continuing their gardening seminars with two more topics of interest to the community. Thinking about cooler weather? Thinking about adding value to your landscape?

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, Brian Green, ISA Certified Arborist, will present a program on Tree Care and Selection. As Street Superintendent and member of the Sidney Tree Board, Brian will share his expertise on selecting the right tree for the right location. He’ll also provide tips on watering, fertilizing, pruning, and caring for trees. Sidney’s third annual tree sale is underway, and with orders due by Sept. 27, Brian will offer information on this year’s featured trees: Ohio buckeye, the Kentucky coffeetree, dogwood, blackgum, and Shelby County’s official Bicentennial tree, the white oak.

Join the Master Gardeners at the Amos Memorial Library’s Community Room from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 17. Free hand-outs and refreshments will be provided, and there will be a drawing for a door prize.

The last of the 2019 gardening seminar series will take place on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Doug Benson, Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, will present Change of Seasons, a program focused on activities and tasks to complete the growing season, prepare for winter, and anticipate spring. Doug’s gardening experience and recognition by both state and local experts enables him to share techniques that save time and money. These techniques also lead to a more rewarding garden and landscape. Learn how to replicate Doug’s methods on Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Amos Memorial Public Library’s Community Room. Free hand-outs and refreshments will be provided, as well as another door prize.

Shelby County Master Gardeners look forward to offering more programs in 2020. Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener can contact the Shelby County Master Gardeners at 937-492-7239.