Creating a monarch waystation
On Thursday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. in Midway, there will be a presentation by Joanna Kirby on Creating a Monarch Waystation. Joanna Kirby is the former president of The Garden Club of Kentucky Inc., for 2013-2015, and now serves on the board of The Garden Club of Kentucky Inc. as well as serving on the State Project for Monarch Watch and Monarch Waystations. She chairs the State Park Partnership through The Garden Club of Kentucky Inc. and is continuing to establish Monarch Waystations at the parks. She is a respected presenter on monarch waystations and adopted the protection of the monarch butterfly as her Presidential project. Joanna initiated a partnership between The Garden Club of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Parks to establish monarch waystations at many of the 49 state parks. There are now 17 parks with certified waystations. Due to this statewide effort, the number of certified monarch waystations in the state of Kentucky has increased from 36, in the spring of 2013, to over 500 today. Kirby has 30 plus years of experience working, studying and promoting horticulture as a necessary part of everyday life. She is a master gardener as well as a Landscape Design Consultant for the National Garden Club Incorporated. She is a life member of The Garden Club of Kentucky Inc., the South Atlantic Regional Garden Clubs and the National Garden Clubs Inc. She is a cut flower farmer who lives on her husband’s family farm in Garrard County where they are working to re-establish native plants and pollinator species. She has also established a monarch waystation in her garden, which has been certified by Monarch Watch through the University of Kansas.
The presentation will take place at Fellowship Hall at Midway Christian Church, 123 E. Bruen Street, Midway. The program is free. Pre-registration is required. Call the Woodford County Extension Office at 859-873-4601.
Think spring gardening workshop
If you have not already signed up for our annual Think Spring gardening workshop, now is the time. The deadline to register is Feb. 28, and you can sign up online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-spring-gardening-workshop-tickets-42576178496 or can stop by our office at 184 Beasley Road, Versailles. We have some exciting classes for this year including things like when, why and how to prune shrubs and trees; how to start seeds, take cuttings, and divide plants; care and planting of daffodils and some great varieties you should try - green/organic pesticides and fungicides options for use in your garden and landscape; and finally ecological landscaping which includes edible landscaping and landscape design. Call our office for more details or to sign up at 859-873-4601.