University College at Fairfield University offers Gardening course and seminar this fall


For those who like to have a beautiful garden all year long, University College at Fairfield University is offering a course on "12 Months of Gardening."

Join Katherine Neville, owner of Katherine's Gardens, a floral and garden design company in Milford, to learn the tips and tools needed for a colorful and continually productive garden all year long. The course runs Wednesdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each two-hour lecture will cover one season, taking students from spring bulbs, to summer annuals and perennials, to fall vegetables, and to winter berries and barks.

"It's how to care for your garden year round and how to enjoy it. And maybe make it a little different than your neighbor's," said Neville, a past president of the Westchester Fairfield Horticultural Society. Students will learn how to extend the growing season until first frost and creatively bring the outside indoors during the dreary months of winter. They will also learn to create mixed borders that offer year-round interest and enhancement to the home and garden.

For those with a little less time on their hands, "Fall and Winter Containers for Your Gardens," will offer ideas and illustrate how, through proper care and maintenance, garden containers can be utilized year-round by using plant material suitable for colder weather. The two-hour seminar will, which run on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, will be taught by B.B. Stamats, owner of Stamats Landscape Design, Inc. Stamats is a contributor to Fine Gardening magazine and lectures at the New York Botanical Garden and at garden clubs in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The cost of the seminar is $39.

To register by phone for either class, call (203) 254-4288. For more information call (203) 254-4307 or visit University College at www.fairfield.edu..

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

Posted on September 29, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 69