LECTURES


Free and open to the public with registration


Tuesday September 19th 7 p.m. Zion Nature Center.  “Fall Color From Native Plantings”.  Register by e-mailing naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov

please note that as of 9-12-17 the room was reaching capacity.  Please register soon if you are interested in a spot in the room. 

 

 

 

  1. INVASIVE SPECIES  this program was prepared for 6th graders to provide an overview of invasive species for the 6th grade science standard 6.LS.5.  Program includes definitions needed to discuss invasive species and several examples of species that are a problem in Indiana. 

  2. THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY OF INDIANA WILDFLOWERS  this program can add to your knowledge of Indiana Wildflowers and get you excited about hiking through Indiana woodlands in search of our beautiful spring wildflowers.

  3. MYRENE’S SURPRISES  this program includes comments about new plant cultivars, garden books, garden maintenance, etc.  The program is a collection of what I find interesting in the world of gardening.

  4. RAIN GARDENS - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION a program to help you choose the optimal location for your very own rain garden.

  5. TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR GARDENING SPEED  a program of tips that will help you accomplish garden chores in the shortest time possible.

  6. GROW NATIVE AT HOME  a program on native plants.  Planting natives typically decreases garden maintenance chores.

  7. RAIN GARDENS  a program on gardens designed to absorb, filter and return rain water to the natural water cycle.

  8. BEYOND THE CULINARY HERBS  a program on herbs native to the North American continent.  This talk focuses on herbaceous plants used by native Americans and early settlers as medicines, to flavor food, in ceremonies and as dye plants.

  9. PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED  a program about garden tasks to do at the end of the garden season.

  10. LATE SEASON GARDENING  a program on gardening in October and November.

  11. WINTER GARDENING  a program focusing on garden tasks that can be accomplished during the winter months.

  12. TIPS AND HINTS FOR A FUN GARDEN  a program about keeping gardening fun.

  13. GARDEN DESIGN FOR YOUR OWN GARDEN  a program to help viewers determine their favorite style of garden, so they can design their garden in a way that pleases them.  There will also be a review of design guidelines. 

  14. BACKYARD HABITATS / WILDLIFE OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW a program  about certifying your property as a backyard wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation.  The elements needed to support wildlife in your yard will be discussed. 

  15. WATER MANAGEMENT FOR GARDENERS  this program is about water management from the view of a gardener.  This program covers what a gardener can do to have a positive effect on the local water supply.  Rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs and other water friendly garden practices will be discussed.  

  16. GARDEN EDITING this program is about editing a garden to increase blooming, incorporate new plant material, enhance the gardens design and decrease the garden maintenance.

  17. FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONS OF HOLIDAY PLANTS  this program is a discussion of the plants that play a role in the December holidays of Kawanzaa, Chanukkah, and Christmas.

  18. LEAF RECYCLE - LEAVE IT OUT a program dedicated to ideas for keeping fall leaves out of the trash so you become a sustainable leaf handler.


  1. PRIVACY GARDENING

  2. GIVE POLLINATORS A CHANCE

  3. CONTAINER GARDENING

  4. EXERCISES TO SAVE A GARDENER’S BACK

  5. SEASONAL TIPS AND HINTS

  6. NEW PLANTS

  7. PRUNING

  8. GARDEN TOOLS AND THEIR USES

  9. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GARDENERS

  10. PREPARING HERBAL VINEGARS

  11. IS IT A WEED OR A GARDEN TREASURE

  12. MAINTENANCE HINTS

Below you will find a list of suggested topics.  My programs can be tailored to your group’s interests and needs.  Lectures are one hour with time for a question and answer session at the end.  Please call 317-408-9457 or e-mail me at myrene_brown@myrenesgarden.com to discuss details.

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MYRENE’ S GARDEN - 317-408-9457