Although chilly Saturday, several Northwest Arkansas Gardeners gathered at Songbird Gardens to attend a *FREE* Fall Gardening Class, Great Spring Gardens begin in the Fall, hosted by Tiffany of
Tiffany presented a step by step program on lasagna garden mulch.
She discussed multiple options for materials,
giving tips on how to find these items at little or no cost.
Frequently giving credit to her grandfather, we were invited to view her beds through out her property. Touring her lovely backyard garden was very motivational.
A particularly interesting topic for me was the use of cover crops. I've read about them, but have not actually used any of them.
Songbird Gardens is host to buckwheat,
and Austrian winter peas.
Check out the veggies planted for winter.
Tiffany cut back and transplanted kale near her kitchen door. What a treat on cold days!
This pot of herbs will continue to make tasty dishes!
There were a few summer plants still producing. The cold temps this week may force us to say goodbye to tomatoes and have us harvesting gourds.
Each participant left Songbird Gardens with free seeds! What a wonderful gift for gardeners!
My favorite advice from the class was, "Learn to Garden from your Neighbors". Each gardening zone has its own challenges of weather and soil.
Tiffany's enthusiasm is definitely contagious! She even let us peek inside her garden shed for a great lesson on drying peppers!
Songbird Gardens is not only a place of beauty, but also of bounty.
Visit 20 by 20 to learn easy ways to prepare for Spring from a very knowledgeable gardener!
Happy gardening! ;-) -Marci