2017 Polk County Master Gardeners Fall Fling

A Gardening Festival and Vendor Faire

Saturday, September 16th      Registration 8:15am, Program 9am-4:00pm     Dallas Readiness Center, Dallas OR (Armory)

Located at: 12830 Westview Drive, Dallas, OR

Map of Event

Register online now at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/polk-county-master-gardeners-14501034631

Click here for more info on programs and the paper registration form.
Morning Program …

Karen Chapman - Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of all sizes

Learn how to create a framework of foliage, layered with dynamic flowers or other design elements for an enduring design that will please throughout the seasons and the years. Her experience as an
international design consultant will also help you create landscapes
that will age beautifully despite the problems you might

Karen Chapman

Alec Kowalewski - Grass Can Be Greener on Your Side of the Fence

Alec will explain all the turf grass species that thrive in various
conditions found throughout the valley—shade, drought
and low fertility included. He will also cover all the primary
techniques (mowing, fertilizing and irrigation) and secondary
(cultivation and pest management) essential for you to have a
show stopping lawn. And if you think that might not be exciting,
wait until you hear Alec.

Alec Kowalewski

Andony Melathopoulos - Never Doubt How a Small, Thoughtful and Committed Pollinator Habitat Can Change the World

Andony will dive deep into how to create pollinator habitat
specific for the Willamette Valley, including plants, nesting strategies and host plants for butterflies. He will cover common challenges with building habitat and show you how our modest activities might link up and contribute to overall urban pollinator health.

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Afternoon Program - choose one...  (additional cost)

New Plants to Make You Swoon - Karen Chapman

Discover new varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Get the local “low down” on
how they really perform and be inspired by artistic combination ideas.

$15 Registration Fee

Make Your Own Herbal Wreath - Bethany Hagen

Create your own beautiful and timeless wreath to take home and enjoy for years to come. You’ll start with a lovely grapevine base and add everlasting flowers, seed pods and
much more.

$25 Registration Fee

Mason Bees in Your Garden - Andony Melathopoulos

Learn how to get started with mason bees and how to multiply and harvest cocoons in
order to keep costs down.

$10 Registration Fee

Turf Renovation - Alec Kowalewski

Alec will highlight fall and spring turf renovation techniques, including thatch removal and soil
preparation, fertilizer selection and application, seed and mulch selection and application.

$10 Registration Fee

Plus Vendors, Silent Auction, Raffle and Door Prizes!

Take a look at pictures from Fall Fling in past years!