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Belfast Garden Club Program
April 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Perennial Garden Design with John Fromer
This presentation will cover the basics and methods of successful perennial garden design, which are scalable to fit a wide range of interests. Topics will include site selection and appropriate plants, soil management, and ways to create designs. A successful design also includes the ability to properly maintain the garden, so John will also discuss challenges and solutions for garden maintenance.
John Fromer has been a gardener all his life and has been a Master Gardener since 1998. He and his wife Kathy run Appleton Ridge Flower & Vegetable Farm, where they grow more than two hundred kinds of perennials, gourmet vegetables and herbs and cut flowers. John has taught the perennial part of the Master Gardener program in three counties in Maine, does a seven-part series on perennials at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, and provides four-hour classes on gardening at the Mid Coast school of Technology. John has given talks at the Common Ground Fair and Union Fair, and many of the garden clubs in Maine. He has worked in the perennial department at Plants Unlimited in Rockport and also started all the organic vegetable and herb seedlings there this past year.