Herb & Flower Festival

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Herb & Flower Festival

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to the 23rd Annual Herb & Flower Festival, Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.A gardener’s dream! The event is held at the Oneida County Farm & Home Center located at 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY 13424. Event admission fee is $4.

The Botanical Gardens are a showcase of new gardening ideas from raised beds annuals, perennials, and herbs to the brick garden’s showcase of annuals and vegetable All- America Selections plants. Come and view the pollinator plantings and take a walk on the nature trail as one explores nature.

The event includes classes inside the building on these topics:

  1. Dahlias Delight the Eye in the Garden:  highlighting the planting, care, and maintenance of these South American bulb-based plants.  Sunflowers, cannas and other large summer flowers will be discussed in this presentation.  MGV's Susan Kimball and Patricia Hagerty
  2. Hostas Enhance Garden Shade:  this class will feature the various varieties of Hosta that will add texture and color to shaded areas, as well as, the care and maintenance of these beauties. CCE employee, Remi Link.
  3. Current Approaches to Container Gardening: Horticulture expert and Master Gardener, Mike Mahanna, will teach on a variety of gardening topics and techniques for container gardening.  Including; design, size, colors, pot materials and more. Find out how they can create beauty around your home. MGV Mike Mahanna.
  4. Take the Fear Out of Growing Orchids:  Currently raising over 300 orchids between them, Lorie Burrit and Jeannine Stevener share their knowledge of the beautiful Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) with attendees.  Along with their history, learn all you need to know to successfully grow these amazing orchids.
  • Shop through an abundance of plants including trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers and vegetable plants. Other items related to gardening such as sculptures, trellises, and garden tools are also available. The ‘Famous’ Herbal Ice cream sandwiches delight attendees every year, and other food merchants are available for lunch and snacks. The Master Gardener Booth offers information on a great variety of topics and the chance to ask very specific gardening questions. Complimentary vegetable and flower seeds will be available along with pamphlets for guidance on many common gardening concerns.

This event is sponsored by the Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Extension’s Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens. Monies raised go towards the Master Gardener Volunteer program.

Contact

Terri Harrison
Senior Administrative Assistant
tah223@cornell.edu
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 168

Location

CCE Oneida Farm & Home Center
121 Second Street
Oriskany, New York 13424