Fayette County By The Yard... February 2015 Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service 1140 Red Mile Place Lexington, KY 40504-1172 (859) 257-5582 Fax: (859) 254-3697 www.fayetteextension.com Forcing Branches of Woody Plants Into Flower Winter can be dreary at times. A few branches of flowers from the garden would give us hope that spring is just around the corner. Why not force some branches from spring-flowering trees and shrubs into flower early? This is a great winter project. The process yields fairly quick results and seems somewhat miraculous to young and old alike. Some plants well suited to forcing include forsythia, red maple, spirea, and dogwood. Others include apples, pears and peaches, as well as crabapples and ornamental pears. Follow good pruning practices when you remove branches. Prune back to an outward facing bud or remove branches entirely by cutting back to a natural branch point. A first priority for pruning would be branches that appear diseased, crowded, or growing downward. Use caution when using pruning tools. Once you have brought the branches indoors, make a fresh slanted cut at the base of the branch just before you add it to a vase. Place the branches into slightly warm water containing a floral preservative. You can make your own preservative solution with 2 cups lemon-lime soda, 2 cups water, and ½ teaspoon chlorine bleach. Keep the branches in a cool (60-65F) area, away from direct light, and change the solution every 4 or 5 days. Once flower color is evident the branches can be moved to a well-lit room and arranged to suit the occasion. Additional class added to the 2015 Gardeners Toolbox Class Schedule: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, The Early Spring Crops Tuesday, March 3rd at Lexington Southern States Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive, Lexington @ 5:30 p.m. Free but limited to 40 seats Sponsored by our friends at Lexington Southern States Cooperative You must register in advance through the Fayette Co. Extension Office. For more information and to register for this and other Gardener Toolbox classes, the 2015 GARDENER’S TOOLBOX CLASSES brochure is enclosed in this month’s BTY newsletter. Page 2 2015 AAS Winners All-America Selections is pleased to feature the complete list of AAS Winners in this section. All National and Regional Winners have been tested for garden performance by the AAS judges. After the judges submit their scores, those varieties that perform best over all of North America become AAS National Winners. Entries that performed particularly well in certain regions are named AAS Regional Winners. Once these new varieties are announced as Winners, they are available for immediate sale and distribution. Home gardeners will find seeds available from their favorite catalog or online seed source or as young plants at their favorite garden retailer. Some of the older AAS Winners may no longer be available. This is just a select few of this year’s winner, To see all of the 2015 AAS Winners as well as past winners, visit: http://all-americaselections.org/winners/index.cfm. Brussels Sprouts Hestia 2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner velvety blooms that don’t fade even in the heat of summer. Large flowers literally cover the vigorously spreading plants that rarely need deadheading because new blooms continuously pop up and cover the old, spent blooms. A perfect solution for the time-crunched gardener or anyone looking for petunias that are carefree. Tidal Wave petunias are the tallest of the Wave family and bloom over and over all season long and recover quickly, even after hard rains. Tidal Wave is an excellent landscape performer, covering a large area quickly and beautifully. Hestia is only the second Brussels Sprouts ever to be granted an AAS Winner designation. This is an excellent flavored trendy and popular vegetable with a bright green exterior and smooth, dense yellow interior. The erect plant maintains its nice habit throughout the season and was judged notably more uniform than comparison varieties. Hestia tolerates much cooler temperatures and the flavor improves deliciously when the temperatures dip into the 30’s. Nice, erect Brussels Sprouts with great flavor. Potential Dianthus, Interspecific Jolt™ for a second season crop in many areas as variety Pink 2015 AAS Bedding Plant tolerates both warm weather and cool. Other varieties Award Winner require cooler temperatures for sweetness. This is an Interspecific dianthus Pepper Sweet Sunset with brightly colored and large, 2015 AAS Vegetable showy flower heads on strong Award Winner stems that perform extremely well all summer long. Jolt is the Sweet Sunset is a compact most heat tolerant dianthus on the market, sporting banana pepper that is very showy, bright pink fringed flowers. Judges called vigorous and sets a large amount of concentrated fruit. This high yielding X3R this entry the “Best of the trials! We wish all dianthus performed this well.” This is an easy to grow and variety produces attractive colorful tasty peppers that are great fresh or canned. The compact upright plants trouble-free annual for the gardener looking for neat do not require staking and can be grown in a container. and tidy low-maintenance flower This high-yielding plant produces early, often and late varieties. into the season. Judges commented on the good eating Greenhouse growers should note that Jolt is shorter on quality and Sweet Sunset won the taste test in one trial the bench, making it better for shipping and the site open house! uniform blooms last up to four weeks longer than the Petunia Tidal Wave® Red Velour 2015 AAS Flower comparison varieties making it an excellent choice for landscapers. Award Winner Fabulous and stunning color on a Wave petunia! The first Tidal Wave to win an AAS award was Silver in 2002. Now there is Velour Red with gorgeous deep red Page 3 February Quick Tips The spring window for seeding lawns is Shop local garden stores now for best mid February through mid March. selection of seeds. Complete any mail orders for seeds as newer varieties will Continue to monitor house plants for pest problems. sell out quickly. Select varieties with Now is time to start seedlings indoors. Wait until late disease resistance where possible. February to start quick crops like tomatoes. Plan to rotate crops in this year’s vegetable garden. You want Have your soil tested now for spring to avoid not only growing the gardens. ( Included in this newsletter is same plant in last year’s location a coupon for a free soil test good thru but any related plant from that February 27th for any Fayette County family. Ideally try to set up a four resident, excluding commercial year rotation for each family and plot. (for example, growers.) grow other unrelated crops for three years before you Bring branches of early blooming spring shrubs plant tomatoes in the same location again) This makes a indoors for forcing. Good candidates are Forsythia, big difference in the amount of disease pressure. Flowering Quince, Flowering Cherries, and early Don’t forget to register for 2015 blooming Magnolias. Prune large shade trees now. If late in the month, some bleeding may occur. This is no cause for concern Plan to prune fruit trees this month. A day with temperatures above 40 degrees will allow you to spray them with dormant oil, which will take care of many overwintering insect pests. Gardener Toolbox Classes. Registration information included in this month’s “By The Yard” newsletter. Please note, a new class being offered on Tuesday March 3rd at the Lexington Souter Sates Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive, Lexington @ 5:30 p.m., “Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, The Early Spring Crops” Recipe Corner: Kale and Potato Soup 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 chopped yellow onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 box (48 ounce) low-sodium chicken broth 6 red potatoes, diced ½ cup chopped carrot 4 cups shredded kale ½ pound cooked chicken breast, shredded ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. 2. Add chicken broth, potatoes and carrot; cover and bring to a boil. 3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. 4. Mix in the kale, chicken and black pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until kale is tender. Yield: 6, 1½ cup servings. Nutritional Analysis: 270 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein. Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand. Page 4 Best Way to Collect Soil Sample gardens, lawns, and landscaped areas separately. Collect random samples from each area. The area to sample for trees includes the soil below the width of the tree. For shrubs, flower beds, and gardens, sample just the soil where the plants are growing. You should sample problem areas and areas with shrubs, trees, or flower beds separately from other turf or lawn areas. Do not sample compost areas, under the drip-line of trees, and close to driveways or streets. One commonly overlooked component of soil sampling is the depth of soil to be tested. Most plant nutrients accumulate at the soil surface. This nutrient stratification is a result of past broadcast fertilizer applications and decomposition of plant residue on the soil surface. Because there is a higher concentration of nutrients on the soil surface, soil test values usually go down as the sample depth is increased. To obtain accurate and consistent (between different years) results, samples must be taken to the following depths for these areas: Tilled Areas Take soil cores to the depth of the tillage operation (usually 6 to 8 inches). Non- or Reduced-Tilled Areas Take soil cores to a depth of 3 to 4 inches for pastures, no-till planting (where fertilizer or lime remains on the soil surface), and minimum-till planting (where fertilizer is incorporated only in the surface 1 to 2 inches). Lawns and Turf Grasses Collect soil cores to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Sample Preparation After individual sample are collected and placed in the bucket, crush the soil material and mix the sample thoroughly. Allow the sample to air dry in an open space free from contamination. When dry, fill a clean container with approximately 2 cups of soil. IMPORTANT - Fayette County Extension office is unable to process credit/debit cards or to make change. Please bring exact change or make a check out to: Fayette County Soil Lab for $7.00. ONE FREE ROUTINE SOIL SAMPLE $7.00 Value One per Household (Commercial Growers Excluded) Have the soil around your lawn, vegetable garden, flower bed, trees or bushes tested. A great way to get ready for next planting and maintenance in 2015 Redeem this coupon: Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY For more information, please call us at (859) 257-5582. Expires: February 27, 2015 Winter Weather Policy When Fayette County Schools are closed, our programs will be cancelled. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service 1140 Red Mile Place Lexington, KY 40504-1172 (859) 257-5582 Fax: (859) 254-3697 ces.ca.uky.edu/fayette We are happy to offer you the following opportunities to learn more about gardening. The majority of classes will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office and will begin at 6:30 p.m., UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. Classes will be led by Fayette County Horticulture Agent, Jamie Dockery. IMPORTANT REMINDERS! Sign up early for classes to avoid being turned away because class is full. ALL classes are “PRE-REGISTRATION” only. If you are unable to send the registration fee before class time, please note that checks will be the ONLY form of payment taken at the door. To save time and confusion before class please send your payment prior to class. If you need to cancel, you must do so 2 weeks prior to the class time to receive a refund or credit for a different class. If handouts and/or plants are not picked up 3 days after class, items will be donated. $$ - Sign up for 6 or more paid sessions and we will deduct 20% off your registration! (Free sessions do not apply.) Zinnias -Thursday, January 15th: The wildly popular zinnia is a favorite no brainer but often succumbs to disease problems. We will introduce you to improved varieties that will have friends and neighbors drooling. You will be amazed at the bloom size, disease resistance and super bright colors. We will also offer some smaller flowered types that make great bedding plants. You will take home seeds for several colors and types. Cost: $20.00 Jamie’s Recommended Vegetables - Thursday, January 29th: We will discuss the merits of numerous vegetable varieties that have proven easy to grow in central Kentucky. Many of these feature atypical colors or other things you may not have encountered. This is not a class on how to grow vegetables but a discussion of proven performers that are likely to end up on your list every year. We will send you home with several types of seed for your own garden. Cost: $20.00 Page 2 Ornamental Gourds -Tuesday, February 10th: Gourds are easy to grow and just so much fun! We will tell you how to be successful in growing some lesser known exotic ornamental types and also provide seeds for these and some of the more utilitarian hard shell varieties like birdhouse, dipper etc. In addition to growing information we will cover drying and storage tips. Cost: $15.00 Recycled Seed Starting - Thursday February 19th: We will share some interesting approaches to starting seeds utilizing repurposed materials. Everyone needs to bring 1-2 common clear 1 gallon milk jugs for our hands-on portion. We will also demo a simple cold frame using a recycled window. These techniques will allow you to start seeds outdoors much sooner. This class will be offered at two different locations, times and costs. At 2:00 p.m., limited to 20 people, FREE-sponsored by Good Foods Coop, 455 Southland Drive. Or 6:30 p.m., $10.00, Fayette County Extension Office. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! *NEW CLASS: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, The Early Spring Crops - Tuesday, March 3rd: Even if you have never planted a seed, vegetable gardening shouldn’t be intimidating. This class will focus on the early spring crops that can be started before the main spring planting window. We will discuss simple approaches to vegetable gardens. We will provide a copy of our vegetable growing guide and seeds that even newbies can be successful with. Class will meet at Lexington Southern States Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive @ 5:30 p.m. and will be led by Fayette County Horticulture Agent Jamie Dockery. Free but limited to 40 seats. Sponsored by our friends at Lexington Southern States Cooperative, must advance register through the Fayette County Extension Office. Grafting Heirloom Apples - Tuesday, March 10th: We will provide materials for everyone to graft 2 apple trees. You can choose the afternoon session in the heirloom orchard at Shaker Village or the evening session with newer varieties here at the Fayette County Extension Office. Cost $20.00. Shaker Village program in Mercer County 1:00 p.m. 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg or Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. Each session is limited to 20 people. The Humble Potato - Tuesday, March 17th: Many home vegetable gardeners dismiss the potato from their list of crops, citing their inexpensive availability and space requirements. As many of you know, home garden produce is unequalled by supermarket fare. The potato is an ancient and wildly diverse plant. We will discuss varieties, growing requirements, space saving growing techniques, and each participant will leave with an assortment of seed potatoes for their own parcel. Varieties will include gourmet types, including the widely acclaimed fingerlings. Cost $20.00 All About Onions - Tuesday, March 24th: This class will provide an overview of the commonly grown onions and their relatives. We will provide transplants of newer, harder to find onions and leeks for your garden. You can have some form of onion for kitchen use year round with a little planning. Cost $15.00 Disease Resistant Pears - Thursday, April 2nd: This class will cover most aspects of growing pears in the home garden. Pears are not as dwarf as some apples so make sure you have space for two medium size trees. We will provide two disease resistant varieties, the heirloom Seckel or Sugar Pear, and a newer variety, Potomac, which is similar to the older Bartlett. Cost $30.00 Page 3 Backyard Asparagus - Thursday, April 9th: There are few vegetables that excite cooks to the degree asparagus does. Freshly harvested spears are certainly a delicacy after a long winter without LLalso ridiculously easy to grow. The only fresh produce. It is not only nutritious and delicious,Ubut F difficult part is waiting for your planting to yield. SDiscussion will cover planting and growing this S A perennial vegetable. Participants will receiveL10 plants (including the sweeter purple )for their C so register early. Limited to 40. Cost $20.00 backyard planting. This class will fill quickly Pruning - Tuesday, April 21st: Proper pruning is an integral part of landscape management. Many homeowners are daunted by the task or plunge ahead hacking mercilessly. Join us to learn the basics L L of proper pruning, including how to make proper cuts, U appropriate timing, and even when to call a F S professional. We will spend part of this sessionSoutdoors; dress accordingly. Door prizes consist of A Felco pruners and a nice pruning saw. CostLFree! Location: The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, C Time: 6:30 pm. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! New Primocane Blackberries - Tuesday, April 28th: Perhaps you have heard of these new blackberries that bear fruit on the current season’s growth like fall-bearing raspberries. These varieties extend our blackberry season into fall and are nice compliments to summer varieties. The fruits have high sugar levels. Each participant will receive 3 Prime Ark Freedom berry plants for their backyard homestead. Class is limited to 30 people and will fill quickly. Cost $20.00 Growing Great Tomatoes - Thursday, May 7th: A whole class about everyone’s favorite summer vegetable. We will discuss techniques for growing great tomatoes and how to avoid common pitfalls. There will be an emphasis on disease prevention. Each class member will take home a hybrid tomato and an open pollinated heirloom for your own mini trial. This class will be offered at two different locations, times, and costs: 2:00 p.m., limited to 20 people, FREE sponsored by Good Foods Coop, 455 Southland Drive. Or 6:30 p.m., $10.00, Fayette County Extension Office. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Dahlias - Thursday, May 14th: Many people shy away from tender bulbs because of the hassle associated with digging and winter storage. This is actually not a big deal and many are affordable enough to treat as annuals. Dahlias are spectacular in bloom and come in a wide variety of colors shapes and sizes. We will teach you to grow beautiful dahlias and send you home with an assortment for your garden. Cost $25.00. Easy Mushrooms -Tuesday, May 26th: There are many varieties of mushrooms that can be grown at home. We will demonstrate how to grow one of the easier types, oyster mushrooms, in straw. Participants will receive live spawn to take home and begin their own cultures. These should begin producing in the fall. Cost $25.00 Limited to 50 people. Bluegrass Hosta Farm Tour -Thursday, June 4th, 12:30 p.m.: Join us to tour Bluegrass Hosta Farm in Georgetown. We will tour the property and viewLdisplay gardens featuring over 700 L varieties. As part of this tour everyone will receive a special FU hosta to take home (these will be S S different varieties than offered in the eveningLclass). A We will meet at the Extension office in Fayette C County at 12:30 p.m. and carpool to the farm. Cost $20.00 Growing Hostas - Thursday, June 4th, 6:30 p.m.: If you have ever gardened in the shade, you have surely met the ubiquitous hosta. Steadfast and reliable, hostas are some of the most popular perennials. What many do not know is how wildly diverse and varied the world of hostas actually is. We will discuss basic hosta culture and pitfalls including why some hostas are better than others. You can find hostas that are more sun tolerant, less prone to slugs and even a few with very nice fragrant blooms. Everyone will take home a newer hosta for their own garden. Cost $15.00 Page 4 Great Annual Planter Combos at Pemberton’s Greenhouse - Thursday, June 11th, 2:00 p.m.: We will discuss growing annuals in containers and assemble a couple of smaller planters as a demo. We will cover design tips, soil and container selection, and ongoing maintenance. Though late in the season, there will be a great variety of things to L purchase. Anyone who is interested is L U F assemble a planter for home for the cost of welcome to buy pots and plants and we will help Syou S A L can also answer questions about the unusual plants materials. We will provide the soil for free.CWe you will encounter. Parking is limited; carpool if possible. 555 Keller Court, off Georgetown Road. Cost: FREE unless you wish to make purchases. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Succulents - Tuesday, June 16th: Plants that need little water and care are very popular at the moment and rightly so. Discover what a varied group of plants succulents comprise and how ridiculously easy many are to grow. Participants will plant a grouping of succulents in a container they bring from home (10-14” diameter) for their own garden. These planters generate a tremendous amount of interest in the garden, be prepared for the oohs and aahs from visitors. We provide the soil mix and plants. Cost $25.00 Limited to 30 people. Daylilies Bus Tour! - Thursday, July 2nd: We will charter a tour bus and visit acclaimed daylily breeders John and Annette Rice of Thoroughbred Daylilies in Paris and David Kirchhoff and Mort Morse of Daylily World in Lawrenceburg. We will also include a brief stopover at Wilson’s Nursery in Frankfort as we pick up our box lunch from Garden Café there. We will depart from the Fayette County Extension Office at 8:30 in the morning and return between 4 and 5 that evening. We must have at least 40 participants to proceed with this tour. Registration $50.00. includes lunch and daylilies worth more than the registration fee. Proven Perennial Performers- Thursday, July 16th: A discussion of perennials that excel in the bluegrass. Some are native, some are not, but all are absolutely reliable plants with lots of seasonal interest. As daunting as all of the perennial varieties are, wouldn’t it be nice if someone steered you to really beautiful, nearly foolproof selections? This is the class to do just that and, of course, you will take home baby plants for your own garden. We will see many of these plants in a landscape setting. Cost: $20.00, Location: The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Time: 6:30 pm. Dividing Perennials - Tuesday, August 4th: In this lively and chaotic class we will cover the basics of dividing perennials. You will learn when to divide what, the best tools for the job, and LLneed to bring an overgrown clump of some tips to make things go smoothly. Participants will U perennial from home to divide and share. After hands S F on lessons in division, the plants will be S offered in an informal plant swap so everyone LAcan take home some new varieties to grow at C home. If you do not bring plants for the swap, you will not participate in the plant swap. Cost Free! Location: The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Time: 6:30 pm. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Make your own Hypertufa Planter - Thursday, August 20th: Hypertufa is a manmade, lightweight concrete mixture that can be used to create pots and planters that resemble ancient stone. Participants will learn the technique and take home their own small cast planter for curing. Once you learn how easy it is to make all shapes and sizes of these interesting containers, you can create more elaborate pieces at home. Cost $20.00. Limited to 25 people. Classes will be offered; an afternoon class starting at 1:00 p.m. or an evening class starting at 6:30 p.m. Page 5 Siberian Iris - Thursday, September 3rd: Most iris are easily grown but the Siberians have even fewer problems than the rest. These iris have always been favorites in the perennial garden but most folks have no idea of the improvements breeders have been working on. In fact, most people do not realize they exist beyond purple and white. We will discuss their culture, care, and companion plants. Everyone will take home 4 divisions of exciting, newer varieties from the garden of award-winning iris breeders Marty Schafer and Janet Sacks at Joe Pye Weed’s Garden. Cost $30.00 Tilandsias or Air Plants - Thursday, September 10th, 1:00 p.m.: You have probably seen these odd little gray green tufts attached to seashells or other novelties. Actually members of the bromeliad family, Tilandsias are not only unique but very easy to grow. We will demonstrate how to assemble a display of these unusual epiphytes on driftwood or other materials. We will send someone home with the demo as a door prize and you will have an opportunity to purchase plants to take home for your own creation. Class will be held at Pemberton’s Greenhouse 555 Keller Court off Georgetown Road. Carpool if possible please. Cost Free. Plants will be available for purchase. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Easy Bromeliads - Thursday, September 10th: These epiphytic plants are one of the most interesting plant families on earth. Many grow attached to trees with aerial roots. They have rosettes of foliage and are watered by filling the central cup. Several are ridiculously easy to grow and often have colorful blooms to boot. We will delve into the bromeliad family and discuss culture and care. We will feature several of the more common types and everyone will take home plants to grow at home. Cost: $20.00 Home Composting - Thursday, October 1st: Composting at home is easier than you might think and creates a valuable garden resource. This program will offer a crash course in composting at a beginner level including a brief discussion of composting with worms. Lexington Fayette Urban County Government will provide free countertop “grubbies” to collect kitchen waste destined for your compost pile. CLASS IS FREE BUT YOU MUST CALL THE EXTENSION OFFICE AND PRE-REGISTER TO RECEIVE YOUR “GRUBBIE”. This class will be offered at two different locations, times and is free! 2:00 p.m., limited to 20 people, at the Good Foods Coop, 455 Southland Drive. Or 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office. Crocus Sampler - Thursday, October 8th: There are few sights as welcoming in spring as the jolly, cheerful crocus. We all know the traditional ones in purple, striped, yellow and white. In addition to those, this class will turn you on to the earlier flowering species crocus as well as the fall blooming types. We will cover the basics of planting and subsequent care and send you home with a generous sack of several types for your own garden. Cost: $25.00 Garlic - Tuesday, October 20th: Most people would agree that fresh garlic is indispensable in the kitchen but very few gardeners grow their own. There are many different varieties gardeners can choose from. We will discuss how to grow this easy fall planted crop including how to harvest and store. Attendees will take home a sampler of varieties to plant in their own gardens. Class is limited to 50 people. Cost: $20.00 Winter Weather Policy When Fayette County Schools are closed, our programs will be cancelled. Page 6 African Violets - Thursday, November 5th: Your grandmother (or someone you knew) probably grew these on a windowsill. One of the easiest flowering houseplants to grow once you know what they require. These are relatively foolproof plants. We will cover culture, care and pitfalls. We will also discuss growing under lights, simple wick watering systems, and propagation from leaf cuttings. Everyone will take home a couple to practice on. Cost: $15.00 Amaryllis & Paperwhites- Tuesday, December 1st: These commonly grown holiday treasures make great gifts and couldn’t be simpler to grow. We will cover various potting methods for each bulb and explain what is needed to keep them over for blooms each year. Everyone will take home paperwhite narcissus and an amaryllis bulb. Cost $20.00 Country Ham - Tuesday, December 8th: Since folks have expressed so much interest in home food production we are curing country hams. This local tradition was a necessity in your grandparent’s time. Gregg Rentfrow, UK meat specialist, will teach you how to salt and cure your own country ham. Each participant will cure a ham to take home afterwards provided your cure is successful (a small percentage of hams may spoil). We will provide a “green” ham and all the supplies. This class will meet two additional times, (TBA) for follow up steps. The hams will hang in our “ham barn” between sessions. You must attend all three sessions to complete the process. Cost $50.00, Class is limited to 15 people, two classes are being offered, an afternoon class beginning at 1:00 p.m. and an evening class starting at 6:30 p.m. Both classes are meeting at the UK Meat Lab on campus in the W.P Garrigus Building. Pre-registration is required. Holiday Greens - Thursday December 10th: You can create beautiful holiday wreaths, garlands, swags and centerpieces using materials from your own yard. Jamie Dockery will demonstrate several items and everyone will prepare a centerpiece to take home with fresh greens from common plants. We will share many tips and tricks along the way. Class is limited to 30 people. Cost: $20.00. 2015 TOOLBOX CLASSES ~ KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS 1/15: Zinnias, Cost $20.00 1/29: Jamie’s Recommended Veg., Cost $20.00 2/10: Ornamental Gourds, Cost $15.00 2/19: Recycled Seed Starting, Cost Free @ Good Food Coop, 2:00 p.m. CLASS FULL 2/19: Recycled Seed Start, Cost $10.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. *NEW CLASS: 3/3: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, Early Spring Crops Cost Free @ Southern States @ 5:30 p.m. 3/10: Grafting Heirloom Apples, Cost $20 @ Shaker Village, 1:00 p.m. 3/10: Grafting Heirloom Apples, Cost $20.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. 3/17: The Humble Potato, Cost $20.00 3/24: All About Onions, Cost $15.00 4/2: Disease Resistant Pears, Cost $30.00 4/9: Backyard Asparagus, Cost $20.00 CLASS FULL 4/21: Pruning, Cost Free at The Arboretum 4/28: New Primocane Blackberries, Cost $20.00 5/7: Growing Great Tomatoes, Cost Free @ Good Food Coop, CLASS 2:00 FULL 5/7: Growing Great Tomatoes, Cost $10.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. 5/14: Dahlias, Cost $25.00 5/26: Easy Mushrooms, Cost $25.00 6/4: BG Hosta Farm Tour, Cost $20.00 @ CLASS FULL 12:30 6/4: Growing Hostas, Cost $15.00 @ 6:30 6/11: Great Annual Planter, Cost FREE @ FULL Pemberton’s CLASS Greenhouse, 2:00 p.m. 6/16: Succulents, Cost $25.00 7/2: Daylilies Bus Tour, Cost $50.00 7/16: Proven Perennials Performers, Cost $20.00, @ The Arboretum, 6:30 p.m. 8/4: Dividing Perennials, Cost FREE @ The Arboretum,CLASS 6:30 p.m.FULL 8/20: Hypertufa Planter, Cost $20.00 Please select:: 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. 9/3: Siberian Iris, Cost $30.00 9/10: Tilandsian or Air Plants, Cost FREE @ Pemberton’s Greenhouse, 1:00 p.m. 9/10: Easy Bromeliads, Cost $20.00 10/1: Composting, Cost: Free. Please select: 2:00 p.m. at the Coop or 6:30 at the Fayette Co. Exten. 10/8: Crocus Sampler, Cost $25.00 10/20: Garlic, Cost: $20.00 11/5: African Violets, Cost $15.00 12/1: Amaryllis & Paperwhite, Cost $20.00 12/8: Country Ham, Cost $50.00 Please select: 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. 12/10: Holiday Greens, $20.00 CLASS FULL 2015 Gardener’s Toolbox Registration Form Take advantage of our discount price per person by registering for SIX classes for 20% Discount (free classes do not apply). Name: ________________________Phone: _____________E-Mail____________________ Address: _____________________________City: ______________State: ____ Zip: _____ $_______, Total # ____ (Less: Six Class or more: 20% discount) TOTAL Amount Enclosed $ ________ Please remember that many of the classes are limited, please register early to assure a spot in the class. May we suggest that you call the Fayette County Extension, (859) 257-5582, to inquire about the status of classes before registering. Many classes are limited in size and we can not allow “un-paid guests” to attend. 2015 TOOLBOX CLASSES 1/15: Zinnias, Cost $20.00 1/29: Jamie’s Recommended Veg., Cost $20.00 2/10: Ornamental Gourds, Cost $15.00 2/19: Recycled Seed Starting, Cost Free @ Good Food Coop, 2:00 p.m. CLASS FULL 2/19: Recycled Seed Start, Cost $10.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. *NEW CLASS: 3/3: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, Early Spring Crops Cost Free @ Southern States @ 5:30 p.m. 3/10: Grafting Heirloom Apples, Cost $20 @ Shaker Village, 1:00 p.m. 3/10: Grafting Heirloom Apples, Cost $20.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. 3/17: The Humble Potato, Cost $20.00 3/24: All About Onions, Cost $15.00 4/2: Disease Resistant Pears, Cost $30.00 4/9: Backyard Asparagus, Cost $20.00 CLASS FULL 4/21: Pruning, Cost Free at The Arboretum 4/28: New Primocane Blackberries, Cost $20.00 5/7: Growing Great Tomatoes, Cost Free @ Good FULL Food Coop,CLASS 2:00 5/7: Growing Great Tomatoes, Cost $10.00 @ Fayette County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. 5/14: Dahlias, Cost $25.00 5/26: Easy Mushrooms, Cost $25.00 6/4: BG Hosta Farm Tour, Cost $20.00 @ 12:30 CLASS FULL 6/4: Growing Hostas, Cost $15.00 @ 6:30 6/11: Great Annual Planter, Cost FREE @ FULL Pemberton’sCLASS Greenhouse, 2:00 p.m. 6/16: Succulents, Cost $25.00 7/2: Daylilies Bus Tour, Cost $50.00 7/16: Proven Perennials Performers, Cost $20.00, @ The Arboretum, 6:30 p.m. 8/4: Dividing Perennials, Cost FREE @ The Arboretum,CLASS 6:30 p.m.FULL 8/20: Hypertufa Planter, Cost $20.00 Please select:: 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. 9/3: Siberian Iris, Cost $30.00 9/10: Tilandsian or Air Plants, Cost FREE @ Pemberton’s Greenhouse, 1:00 p.m. 9/10: Easy Bromeliads, Cost $20.00 10/1: Composting, Cost: Free. Please select: 2:00 p.m. at the Coop or 6:30 at the Fayette Co. Exten. 10/8: Crocus Sampler, Cost $25.00 10/20: Garlic, Cost: $20.00 11/5: African Violets, Cost $15.00 12/1: Amaryllis & Paperwhite, Cost $20.00 12/8: Country Ham, Cost $50.00 Please select: 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. 12/10: Holiday Greens, $20.00 CLASS FULL Please make check payable to: Fayette County Master Gardener Association mail to: Gardener’s Toolbox ~ Fayette County Extension Office 1140 Red Mile Place ~ Lexington, KY 40504-1172 9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration 9:30-10:30 Early Bird Garden Tips with Jamie Dockery 10:40-11:30 Cooking Demonstration 11:30-12:00 Lunch with Allison Davis, Wild Thyme Cooking School catered by Wild Thyme 12:00-2:15p.m. Breakout Sessions Session A: 12:00-12:45 2:25 p.m. Session B: 12:50-1:35 Session C: 1:40-2:25 Adjourn Breakout Sessions (you will choose 3 of 4): #1 - Ready, Set, Grow! - Amanda Sears #2 - Everyday Arrangements from Your Garden - Mike Reed #3 - Monarch Butterflies - Joanna Kirby #4 - House Plants 101 - Alexis Amorese Sponsored by: Bluegrass Area Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agents. Living Well seminars are projects of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Service to advance locally grown, nutritious food and healthy lifestyles. Please complete and return this registration form with a $15 check payable to “Community FCS Program.” Mail to: Fayette Extension Office/Living Well, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504 Registration includes morning refreshments and program. Deadline is March 2nd. Limited seating, first come, first served. Name: . Telephone: . Address: . City:_______________________ Zip Code:______________ Email: Breakout Sessions (please circle your 3 choices) : #1 #2 #3 #4 Living Well: The Gardening Edition Details: Living Well: The Gardening Edition is Friday, March 6, 2015. Registration begins @ 9:00am. Seminar fee is $15 per person. This includes program and lunch. Pre-registration is required, first come, first served. Location: This program will be held at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Center, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY (see map on right). Parking: There is limited parking at Fayette County Extension Center, therefore, carpooling is encouraged. Seminar fee: $15.00 per person Registration Deadline: March 2, 2015—Limited seating. First come, first served. Please make checks payable to, and mail to: Community FCS Program Fayette County Extension Office/Living Well, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504 Bluegrass Area FCS Agents: If you have any questions, please contact your county: Bourbon County: (859) 987-1895 Clark County: Jennifer Austin (859) 744-4682 Estill County: Chelsea Bicknell (606) 723-4557 Fayette County: Diana Doggett and Liz Kingsland (859) 257-5582 Harrison County: Benita Peoples (859) 234-5510 Madison County: Gina Noe (859) 623-4072 Nicholas County: Rachel Abney (859) 289-2312 Powell County: Pam Dooley (606) 663-6405 Scott County: Connie Minch (502) 863-0984 Bluegrass Regional Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference www.gapofky.org Thursday, March 19, 2015 Clarion Hotel 1950 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511 $5 for grandparents, relatives or caregivers $50 for professionals (includes for CEUs/CLEs) Registration required: Deadline - March 12, 2015 For complete program and registration forms visit: http://www.fayetteextension.com or call: (859) 257-5582 to have the program packet mailed Grandparents, caregivers, relatives and professionals are invited to our 13th GAP (Grandparents and relatives As Parents) Conference! Join us to learn about topics for relatives assuming primary care of children. 8:00 AM-2:30 PM - Resource & Benefits Fair 8:00 AM - Registration 8:30 AM Welcome: Successfully Raised Chris Ford, 1st District Councilman 9:00 AM Keynote: Engaging Birth Parents in Kinship Care Dr. Joseph Crumbley 12:00 PM Lunch & Door Prizes 10:45 AM Workshop Session One 1. Navigating the Legal Path to Guardianship, Custody, and Adoption Christian Worth, Attorney at Law 2. Caring for Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma Dr. Ginny Sprang, Director, Center on Trauma and Children 3. Kinship Care: A New Supportive Approach Teresa James, Commissioner, Department of Community Based Services 4.Your Health, Your Movement, and Your Children Dr. Matt Lee, Clinical Director, Nicholasville Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) 1:00 PM Workshop Session Two 5. Estate Planning Basics Greg Hunter, Attorney at Law, Miller, Griffin, & Marks, PSC 6. Identifying Signs of Drug and Alcohol Use in Youth Geoff Wilson, Director of Business Development, The Ridge Behavioral Health System 7. Kentucky Legislative Updates Impacting Kinship Families Patricia Tennen, Policy Analyst, Kentucky Youth Advocates 8. Social Media Mania Mary Beth Uberti, Director of Program Development, Operation Parent 2:10 PM Post-Conference Session 9. Helping Children and Youth Adjust to Kinship Care: Interrupting Cycles Dr. Joseph Crumbley The 2015 Conference is supported by funds from the following: Fayette County Bar Foundation, The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, The Margaret T. Stoeckinger Foundation, Community Collaboration for Children, Friends of Children. Conference Sponsors: Access to Justice Foundation Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living Deep Springs Family Resource Center Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office LFUCG Aging & Disability Services Sandersville/Meadowthorpe Family Resource Center UK College of Social Work Ann D’Ambruoso, Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso PLLC Carl Devine, Miller, Griffin & Marks, PSC Anna Dominick, Miller, Griffin & Marks, PSC Dory Marken, PhD, OT Department, EKU Kathy Allen Tom Cody Adele Flanery Sandra Flynn Rita Hardman Donna Rash Holly Salisbury Martha Sparks 32nd Annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Equipment Consignment Auction Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 9:30 A.M. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC KENTUCKY HORSE PARK Main Entrance 4089 IRONWORKS PIKE, LEXINGTON, KY (Exit 120, I-75, at Ironworks Pike) $5.00 Parking Fee will be charged by the Horse Park the day of the sale. All Types of Farm Equipment And Lawn & Garden Equipment Equipment Accepted on Thursday, March 19th & Friday, March 20th - 9:00-5:00p.m. (No equipment will be accepted the day of the sale) No Fuel Tanks, Tobacco Sticks, Float Trays, Camper Tops or Junk. Auctioneer Has The Right To Refuse Any Item For More Information Call: Carrie McIntosh – Farm Bureau- (859) 253-0023 Todd Clark- (859) 621-6471 Bob James (859) 229-4642 www.fayettecofarmbureau.com Terms & Conditions $10% Commission $30.00 Minimum Per Lot $750.00 Maximum Per Lot $30.00 Buy-Back Fee including tractors $50.00 Buy-Back Fee for Trucks & Boats No Trucks, Trailers, Boats or ATV’s will be accepted without proper titles. Check Out Times: Sat., March 21st, after the sale till 6:00 P.M. Sun., March 22nd, 9:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M., Mon., March 23rd 8:00 A.M.- 12 Noon (All items must be removed no later than 12 Noon, Mon., March 23rd) Swinebroad- Denton, Inc. Auctioneers: Walt Robertson, Ryan R. Mahan & Tom Biederman DONATED ITEMS! PLEASE BRING ANY USABLE ITEM TO THE AUCTION, NO JUNK! ALL ITEMS WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF WITH 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO THE FAYETTE COUNTY FARM BUREAU EDUCATION FOUNDATION. TAX ID # WILL BE AVAILABLE.
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