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Dahlias- Select, Grow and Create a Traffic-Stopping Display

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Join the Sherman Library for “Dahlias- Select, Grow and Create a Traffic-Stopping Display”, a presentation by Advanced Master Gardener Michele MacKinnon on Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m.
With 50,000+ cultivars, colors ranging from white to deepest jewel tones, and a panoply of petal styles to choose from, it’s impossible to grow just one dahlia. Michele started growing these beauties when she was 12 years old. Discover tips for selecting dahlia varieties and growing techniques that increase vigor and multiply bloom quantity. Digging and overwintering tubers is included.
Michele MacKinnon is a lively, trusted garden expert with a “growing” following. She publishes a periodic newsletter titled Garden Advice. Her talks and articles reflect her unceasing focus on continuous learning, experimentation, and careful observation of plant and wildlife behaviors in her own garden. Michele studied landscape design at New York Botanical Garden and Berkshire Botanical Garden. She is a UCONN-certified Advanced Master Gardener, a CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, and is a member of the Sherman Conservation Commission. Michele lives and gardens in a pollinator-friendly setting in Sherman, CT.