Summer Programs at the Friendship Gardens

Hardin County – The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting three summer garden programs at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County located at 960 W. Kohler Street in Kenton. The programs will begin with an event on “Raised Bed Gardening” on June 18, “Growing with Intentions” on July 16, and another on “Flower Arrangements” on August 20. All programs will begin at 6:00 pm and end by 7:00 pm.

“Raised Bed Gardening” will be the topic on June 18. Master Gardener Volunteer Stewart Coats will present how to construct a raised bed garden, bed depth based on plants to be planted, and where they should be located. Also, he will speak about what kind of soil, fertilizer, best plants to grow in raised beds, and how to water to be successful with this type of gardening.

“Growing with Intentions” will be the topic on July 16. Jessica Alger and her family run Make a Bouquet U-Pick Fields, a flower farm near Arlington. Her program will talk about the meaning of different flowers. Did you know that some flowers symbolize prosperity or appreciation and some mean jealousy? Jessica will demonstrate making a bouquet and will bring flowers for a limited number of participants to make their own bouquet at minimal cost.

“Flower Arrangements” will be the topic on August 20. Brandy Hunsaker of Farmyard 1832, which is a 7-acre flower farm in Hardin County that grows fresh cut flowers for bouquets, arrangements, and events will present a program on flowers to put in arrangements. Brandy and her family are about spreading joy throughout the community and making long lasting relationships.

These events are free to attend and open to the public, rain or shine with the featured program inside the shelter house at the Friendship Gardens with seating. Registration is not necessary to attend. Master Gardener Volunteers will be stationed throughout the Friendship Gardens before and after the programs to answer your gardening questions. All interested gardeners are encouraged to attend.