Association of Professional Gardeners
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   APG Calendar of Meetings

Meetings are member only, with the exception of our Spring Kickoff.

 

Spring Kickoff

Tuesday, March 1, 2023

(Free for members, $15 for visitors/potential members)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy 48098

 

Green Pollution: Invasion of Aliens

Chuck Martin, Lead Horticulturist at Dow Gardens in Midland, MI

In this information packed session, Chuck will first explain what makes a plant invasive and why. He will then identify 12 specific plants that are considered invasive in Michigan and what measures are being taken to control them. Finally, and most importantly, he will discuss alternatives to the ‘aliens’ and how these alternatives might be incorporated into our clients’ gardens.

 

After Chuck's talk, we'll have our "Year in Preview" gathering.

Save Our Boxwoods - Proper Cultural Practices (Zoom Seminar)

Thursday, March 23, 2023
(Members Only)

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Zoom Link will be posted here, on FB and emailed prior to the meeting.

 

Gary Eichen, Assistant Service Line Director, SaveATree (formerly Mike's Tree Surgeons)

Gary will answer the question we’ve all asked ourselves the past couple of years...why does it seem that this hardy and adaptable shrub has suddenly come under attack by a myriad of pests, with two relatively new ones joining in on the assault? Gary will focus on the PROPER cultural practices that are needed to keep the natural vigor that boxwoods have in place, to increase their ability to defend themselves.

Garden Tour - Perennial Accents

Tuesday, August 8th 2023

(Members Only)

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Royal Oak. Exact address will be posted here, on FB and emailed prior to the meeting. 

 

Situated on a corner lot in Royal Oak, Andy Torvinen’s garden is truly a gem of an urban garden. He has skillfully combined his plant knowledge, design creativity and upcycling philosophy to create a sun/shade oasis. His relatively small lot features a variety of perennials, shrubs, understory and mature trees. A joyful combination of plant material and non-plant items obtained from other’s discards (can you say curb side shopping?) has resulted in a unique and fun setting. Come join the tour and be inspired how much beauty can happen in a small space!
BONUS: Plants will be available for sale!

 

Year-in-Review & Board Elections

Saturday, November 11, 2023

(Members Only)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy 48098

 

Year-in-Review

 

Come learn and laugh at this lively question-and-answer session and

cast your ballot for the 2023 Board of Directors!

 

                                      Past Events in 2022

 

Year-in-Review & Board Elections

Saturday, November 12, 2022

(Members Only)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy 48098

 

Year-in-Review

 

Come learn and laugh at this lively question-and-answer session and

cast your ballot for the 2023 Board of Directors!

 

 

A Talk with John Stone

Thursday, March 24, 2022

(Members Only)

9:00am

Zoom link will be emailed & posted on facebook prior to event

 

"Minimal Risk Pesticides", You Say?

John Stone - Academic Specialist, MSU Department of Entomology

 

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of so-called “environmentally friendly” insecticides.  John will explore and explain whether they really are or not.  He will also provide information on how to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license. 

 

 

Spring Kickoff

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

(Free for members, $15 for visitors/potential members)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy 48098

 

High Performance Annuals and Perennials for 2022

George Papdelis - Owner, Telly's Greenhouse

 

After George's talk, we'll have our new "Year in Preview" gathering.

 

*At 9am, Tool Sharpening service "Roaming Stone," will be on-site

for us to get our tools sharened & ready for the new year!*

 

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