Barrett's Nursery Sponsors Conifer Day

By Sara Malone in Event Recaps

Twenty-five gardening and conifer enthusiasts from across Lenawee County gathered at Ron Elardo’s home in Adrian, MI, on June 21, for a seminar on conifers and container gardening. Sponsored by Barrett’s Nursery, this first-ever offsite seminar for Barrett’s included a walk-thru of Ron’s garden with its many, many conifers. Visitors enjoyed presentations by Ron on specific conifers, along with a discussion of winter desiccation, which many of Ron's plants suffered earlier this year. Visitors also received information on landscaping with conifers and gardening tips for over-wintering and protecting conifers. After the walk-thru, seminar participants created their own container conifer gardens with plants and materials provided by Barrett’s. The participants thanked the Barrett’s staff and especially Ron for his hospitality and knowledge.