It has been a long, cold, snowy winter here in Michigan, and we could all use a little reminder that spring WILL actually arrive! I encourage anyone interested in gardening, whether a novice or an advanced gardener, to treat themselves to the Dow Gardens Know & Grow Seminar, being held Saturday, February 22nd in Midland, Michigan.
The Dow Gardens were started in 1899 by Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company. The Gardens, originally developed on eight acres of flat, sandy land, provided a creative outlet for Herbert Dow’ and his interest in agriculture and design. He created gardens, ponds and hills according to a simple philosophy that the Gardens still follow to this day: “never reveal the gardens’ whole beauty at first glance.” Thanks to the dedicated guidance of the Dow family, the Gardens have grown to 110 acres. Today, the creativity of Herbert Dow is still revealed to all those who visit Dow Gardens.
The Dow Gardens offer many services and activities to support the joys of gardening, and their seminars are wonderful. This year's Know & Grow seminar will feature presentations from Rick Darke, author and photographer, Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., and Janet Macunovich, professional gardener and author. For more information on the seminar,includinghowto register, just go to:
So call some friends, get in touch with your garden club or just give yourself a present; plan to attend the Dow Gardens Know & Grow Seminar and begin your garden planning!