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Making the Most of Annuals and Perennials in the Garden

April 26, 2010

[FERNDALE] – Want more color and variety in your garden?  Want to know why gardeners choose annuals if they require planting every year?  Want information about the beauty and benefits of perennials?

Sullivan Renaissance is holding its “Spring Gardening” seminar on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.  This is a follow up to C.L. Fornari’s keynote address “Ready, Set, Grow!” from the Spring Forum, which is available as a webcast from

Vivian Multari-Ginsberg, Horticultural Liaison for Sullivan Renaissance, will give a general overview on spring gardening and then be joined by a panel of local nursery experts to answer questions about annual and perennial plants, dealing with pests, incorporating hardscape, and other gardening tips.  Included in the discussion will be the most popular and reliable flowers available in this area as well as the benefits and joy of incorporating them into the garden.  There will be time to answer specific questions.

The panel will include:

  • Darlene Beers from Cottage Lot Nursery in Roscoe
  • Will Foster from Catskill Harvest Market in Liberty
  • Joan and Doug Woods from Everlasting Spring in White Sulphur Springs

Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.  To register and for more information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.  Sponsorships have been provided by WSUL/WVOS for Category A projects and by Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102 for Category B projects.