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Learn about perennial flower maintenance

Learn how to divide perennials at the UVM Hort Farm
Learn how to divide perennials at the UVM Hort Farm
Jen Mills

With all this rain you know what's going to happen was the sun starts shining and temperatures start rising again. The perennial flowers will be bursting from the ground. If you have a perennial garden that's gotten a little out of hand or are thinking of starting a new perennial flower garden, learning about maintenance is always important. Unlike what most people think, perennial gardens don't necessarily mean less work gardens. But if you learn to be timely with your work and garden smarter, then your can spend more time enjoying the flowers, and less weeding them.

To get you off to a go start this gardening season, check out this volunteer opportunity to help spruce up the perennial flower garden at the UVM Hort Farm. You'll help out a good cause, learn how to divide perennials, and even walk away with a free perennial flower. Here's the details.

What: Perennial Garden Maintenance
When: Saturday, May 7th, 9 am to 1pm
Where: UVM Horticultural Research Farm, South Burlington, VT
Details: Master Gardeners and volunteers are needed to help Brian Vaughan, Perennial Garden Curator, tidy up this fabulous garden in time for our May 21st "Bloom-time Festival". Learn proper techniques for dividing perennials. Bring pruning shears and weeding tools if you have them. You'll get to take home a free perennial plant!

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