Garden Preparation for Winter
Gardeners interested in preparing your garden for winter can learn more at the October 5, 6:30 pm virtual meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. Brian Zimmerman and Tom Ford will present tips for garden preparations for winter.
Both Brian and Tom have extensive gardening and landscape knowledge. Together they will present many tips to tidy up your garden including doing a soil test, amending the soil, adding organic compost, growing a cover crop, mulching, and general maintenance. The presentation will conclude with the importance of reflecting and planning for gardening in 2022.
The virtual meeting is open to the public. The event is free to MGANM members and a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. To register go to MGANM.org. by September 30. All those who register will receive a link to the meeting via email.
About the Presenters:
Brian Zimmerman has worked in the nursery business his entire life. He’s the third generation to carry on this profession. He enjoys helping gardeners to see the beauty that nurturing plants can bring to their lives. He’s owner of Four Season Nursery and welcomes everyone to walk through the big garden. It is complete with water features, beautiful walkways and stone benches to sit down and take in the views of Leelanau County.
Tom Ford has an education background in biology and fine arts. He’s passionate about gardening with native plants. For 11 years, he has worked with Brian Zimmerman at Four Season Nursery. He genuinely gets great satisfaction from gardening. His gardens attract pollinators, butterflies and other wildlife. They were featured during the 2007 Friendly Garden Club walk.