Speakers & Presentations

Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are great speakers!

Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County offer public presentations on many different horticulture-related topics.

Your group can request a Master Gardener to present at your meeting, program or any event where there is an audience eager to learn about gardening.

The public presentations offered by Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are scheduled through the Program Coordinator. Normal scheduling requires at least two weeks advanced notice. Every effort will be made to find a speaker for every request received but please keep in mind that Master Gardeners are volunteers. Usually an honorarium is suggested for a public presentation. Please call the Program Coordinator for additional information regarding honorarium.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

BULBS AND TUBERS

  • Dahlias
  • Lilies: Aristocrats of the Garden
  • Spring Blooming Bulbs for Northern Gardens

PERENNIALS

  • Alliums, Too Pretty for the Vegetable Garden
  • Continuous Color in the Garden
  • Growing Hardy Roses Up North
  • Hostas: From Minis to Giants
  • Two Old-Fashioned Favorites: Peonies and Clematis

ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS AND TREES

  • Add Color to Your Landscape with Flowering Shrubs
  • Trees: Choose Wisely and Plant Properly

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

  • Art of the Kitchen Garden
  • Cool Weather Crops from the Kitchen Garden
  • Edible Landscaping
  • How to Grow Great Tomatoes
  • Lettuce and Salad Greens in Your Garden
  • Tomatoes: Seed to Saucepan
  • Vegetable Gardening 101

HERBS

  • Herbs: Garden to Table

GARDEN DESIGN

  • The Moon Garden
  • Planning the Perfect Garden
  • Pleasures of the Cottage Garden
  • Welcome to the Shade Garden

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Composting
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators
  • Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet
  • Worm-Composting (Vermicomposting)

OTHERS

  • An Invitation to the Garden: Creating the Perfect Setting for Outdoor Entertaining
  • Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
  • Beekeeper’s Garden
  • Beginning Gardening: For the True Beginner
  • Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil! (Poisonous Plants)
  • City Chickens: Keeping a Backyard Flock
  • Crazy for Containers
  • Fact or Fiction: Garden Myths Meet Research Based Science
  • Make a Forsythe Pot for Cuttings (10 – 15 minutes)
  • Garden Voices: Writers in the Garden
  • Getting to Know Woodland Plants
  • Getting Started with Garden Seeds
  • Gifts from the Kitchen Garden
  • Holiday Pizzazz: Using Plants in Your Holiday Décor
  • Houseplants
  • Houseplants: Clean Air Machines
  • How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters
  • Miniature Gardens
  • No Deer! Not My Garden Tonight!
  • Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
  • Outwitting Peter Rabbit and Bambi in the Garden
  • Shakespeare’s Garden
  • The Cutting Garden and the Language of Flowers
  • Things to Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening
  • Time to Grow Up: Vertical Gardening
  • Weather and Your Garden