Learn to Prune Your Garden For Health and Beauty
Maintain a healthy garden and relax at a workshop on how to prune your own environment.
Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself.
Even if spring isn't quite here yet, you can put yourself in the frame of mind for some relaxing and healthful gardening at an upcoming workshop that will show you how to prune your own private greenery to make it healthy and beautiful.
The staff at Somerset County's Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills will herald spring with “Pruning Fundamentals,” a workshop that will help the homeowner improve landscaping techniques.
The workshop is scheduled to be presented the county's rock and foliage garden at 11 Layton Road in Far Hills from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20.
The staff will demonstrate the basic pruning techniques that are used in the garden. Proper pruning tools will be discussed.
Participants will learn how to maintain the health and beauty of their own home gardens.
The fee for the session is $12. Participants are required to pre-register by calling 908-234-2677, ext. 21.
The Leonard J. Buck Garden is considered one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States, consisting of a 13-acre alpine and woodland garden situated in a wooded stream valley, according to the Somerset County Park Commission.
The natural setting of the garden contains a series of planted rock outcroppings, planting beds, a fern garden, and glimmering ponds and streams, according to the park commission. Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with wildflowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years.
Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found online at the park commission website.