University College at Fairfield University hosts B.B. Stamats in Gardening Design Series


Whether you have a green thumb or are just beginning to take an interest in gardening, a series of instructive lectures and colorful slide shows led by B.B. Stamats, owner of Stamats Landscape Design Inc., will provide you with the fundamentals for creating an attractive, artistic garden of your own.

University College at Fairfield University is hosting the gardening design series with Stamats, who also lectures at the New York Botanical Garden and for garden clubs in Westchester and Fairfield County. In the four-part series, Stamats covers the essentials of pruning, successful planting techniques, and the importance of display.

Each lecture takes place at 10 a.m. on Fairfield University's campus.

The first session, "Container Gardening" takes place Thursday, April 24. It offers the basics of container gardening from plant selection, container choice, to soil mix and fertilizer. Emphasis is placed on designing attractive placement of containers, planting and year-round maintenance.

The next lecture will be held Thursday, May 1, with a focus on "Window Boxes." Stamats emphasizes that these small additions, whether accentuating an urban home or a cottage in the country, can add great foliage, color and texture.

The "Scale and Proportion" lecture is third and takes place Thursday, May 8. The focal point of this talk is concentrated around architectural features and plantings. Stamats incorporates techniques used by professionals in order to create perfect proportions that complement home and garden.

The final installment is "All You Need to Know About Pruning" on Thursday, May 15. It covers the basics of pruning trees and shrubs, and the maintenance of woody plants in your garden. This in-depth session will include discussions on the correct scheduling for pruning and proper tool selection and maintenance, so you'll need to remember your pruners.

Tickets for the series are $149. For more information or to register, please call University College at (203) 254-4307.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 19, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 202