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Putting Your Garden to Bed

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

SUMMIT, NJ. Fall is the perfect time to get your garden ready for next year! "Putting Your Garden to Bed" is a 4-part gardening series being offered at Reeves-Reed Arboretum this September that will teach you the next steps in preparing your garden for the winter season, so you can have a successful garden the following spring and summer. Presented by Lead Horticulturist, Julianne Frascinella, the presentations will take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Registration is required. The cost is $25 per class and $10 per class for Reeves-Reed Arboretum members.

The schedule is as follows:

September 5 – Planning Ahead - Know what your next steps will be before autumn starts! From planning your spring-flowering bulb order to fertilizing, pruning, and watering.

September 12 – A Gardener's Philosophy - Discuss the different reasons why gardeners do what they do, and the many pros and cons of each philosophy and approach to gardening. Find out who you are as a gardener, or possibly who you want to be!

September 19 –The Honey Dew List - Did you miss your window to reseed the lawn last fall? Forgot to harvest those Butterfly Weed seeds? Did your vegetables get hit by an early frost before your last harvest? Get organized and prepared this fall and learn all the things that will get your garden ready for winter and give you a head start on spring!

September 26 – Horticultural Techniques - Planting bulbs this October? Cleaning up leaves? Cutting down perennials or overwintering tropicals? Come discover and share all the different ways to garden this fall!

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About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum - A place to grow....for everyone!