2024 Spring Fever Garden Forums

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Forum I (March 25, 2024): Flower Gardens
Don Kinzler, Horticulture EducatorDigging and Dividing Perennials Perennials are the showstoppers of flower gardens. Knowing when, how, and how often to divide them is key to keeping them vigorous.    View Recording
April Johnson, Extension Pollinator TechnicianNDSU Certified Home Pollinator GardensLearn how to create a beautiful, sustainable and nourishing habitat for butterflies and bees.  View Recording
Jeff Stachler, Agriculture EducatorCommon Weeds in GardensWe will discuss the basics of weed identification and how to manage the most common weeds found in gardens and landscape beds.  View Recording
Forum II (April 1, 2024): Trees and Tips
Todd West, ProfessorFast Trees: Should I or Shouldn’t I?Learn the benefits of, issues of concern, and post-planting care of fast-growing trees.  View Recording
Joe Zeleznik, Extension ForesterUpdate on Emerald Ash BorerThis destructive pest was found in Moorhead, MN a year ago. We’ll discuss its current status and how to prepare for its arrival in ND.   View Recording
Kelsey Deckert, Horticulture EducatorTips and Tricks of Successful GardeningWe’ll discuss strategies that will help you grow your finest garden ever.  View Recording
Forum III (April 8, 2024): Fruits and Vegetables
Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project ManagerAronia are EasyAronia is easy to grow. We’ll discuss the good and bad features of this beautiful plant.    View Recording
Carrie Knutson, Horticulture EducatorGrowing GarlicLearn how easy it is to grow garlic so you can cook with it all winter long. View Recording
Tom Kalb, Extension HorticulturistBest Vegetable Varieties for 2024 Hundreds of families in ND have identified the finest vegetable varieties for your garden.    View Recording
Forum IV (April 15, 2024):  Special Topics

Jan Knodel, Extension Entomologist

Bees and Bee Mimics in GardensWe’ll talk about bees and bee mimics and how to identify their insect families. Popular flowers that bees love will be highlighted. 

Insects That Look Like Bees

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Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist

Crabgrass Management in LawnsCrabgrass is one of the most common grassy weeds in lawns. Learn how to identify and manage crabgrass in home lawns. Crabgrass Management in ND LawnsView Recording

Emily How, Horticulture Educator

Mike Who? Fungi That Help Gardens Mycorrhizal fungi are important in plant health. Learn about this “fun guy” and how it can help. View Recording


Gardeners have the option of watching online at home or at a participating NDSU Extension County Office. 

Attend at your local county NDSU Extension office
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Tom Kalb

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