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FERNDALE – Annual flowers give beautiful, long-lasting color. With a good fertilizer schedule, some pinching and deadheading, the show can last all season! Sullivan Renaissance will share tips and helpful information at its summer gardening seminar on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the CVI Center in Ferndale.
A walking tour of the CVI grounds will illustrate tips on how these simple tasks can help you grow head turning hanging baskets, containers and garden beds. Additional resources will be shared that offer ideas for plants that are deer resistant and drought tolerant.
“Seeing the annuals, perennials, tropical flowers, trees and shrubs growing outdoors will give a better understanding of how the right plant in the right place works. You will see how sun exposure, soil, watering and fertilizing affects their growth, beauty and importance in the summer landscape”, said Diana K. Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Program Manager.
Many Sullivan County communities are preparing for the annual Sullivan Renaissance judging at the beginning of August. Judges travel from as far away as Canada to view the different projects throughout the county. Prizes, starting with $1,000 will be awarded at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on August 7 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
Space for the seminar is limited and pre-registration is requested. Refreshments will be provided.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with support from Bold Gold Media Group, Fisher Mears Associates, The River Reporter, The Sullivan County Democrat and Thompson Sanitation. For information, contact 845-295-2445 or SullivanRenaissance.org.