The Blackridge Garden Club invites members, friends, and neighbors to our program, Pruning: the Kindest Cut on Monday, February 20 at the Blackridge Civic Association Building. Network with your neighbors and friends at 12:00 noon; enjoy a light lunch and our presenter, Sandy Csikari, a Penn State Master Gardener, will speak at 12:45 p.m.
Sandy writes "Pruning is one of the least-understood aspects of gardening, and yet is critical for a healthy and attractive landscape. Knowing when to prune can be just as important as knowing how to prune. When done correctly, pruning can rejuvenate overgrown trees and shrubs, increase plant vigor, and improve appearance. Proper formative pruning also gets young trees and shrubs off to a good start, resulting in healthier and more beautiful assets in the landscape. This class will cover tools, safety, and pruning techniques for trees and shrubs."
As a light lunch will be available, we need a tentative count of persons who plan to attend. Invite your neighbors to join us at this informative session. Contact Marlene Dolecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-841-5005 by Monday, February 13, to make your reservation.
Members and guests will learn more about future Blackridge Garden Club activities including the March Bloomin’ Corners benefit. Members are encouraged to bring a monetary donation for the March Benefit “Wine and Dine” Basket; member contributions are used to purchase a gift card for the PA Wine & Spirits store. We recommend a donation of at least $25.00, which is roughly the cost of a nice bottle of wine or spirits or a pack of craft beer. With gift cards to a variety of local restaurants included in the Wine & Dine Basket, this raffle prize choice is always very popular.