Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Home and Garden Show

32nd Annual Fresno Home and Garden Show

March 2-4, 2018


Stop by our booth and attend a seminar on current gardening topics.   


Friday, March 2

12:00pm Growing and Pruning Roses 

              Master Gardener Sue Kendall

Learn from the master! Sue will share how to select the best roses for your garden and how to prune them to get the best blooms.

  1:30pm Hypertufa! Say what?? 

              Master Gardeners

              Melanie Sarkisian & Roz Tampone

Why struggle to find the perfect plant container when you can create your own work of art? Hypertufa pots have a coarse stone appearance and with their porous texture they make great containers for plants. Other unique shapes can be made too. Learn how to make your own at home.

 3:00pm The Magic of Mulch 

              Master Gardener Timothy Sullivan

Learn about the amazing benefits of mulch. Mulch helps your garden conserve moisture, prevent weeds and most importantly improve soil. Tips on different types of mulch and how to apply it will be discussed. You will also learn about an amazing source of free mulch!

 4:30pm Aesthetic Pruning 

              Master Gardener Dawn Truelsen

With its foundation in Japanese garden pruning, bonsai and arboriculture, aesthetic pruning incorporates visual art and design principles to the pruning of small trees and shrubs in the landscape. You will learn how aesthetic pruning can be applied to your home garden.


Saturday, March 3

 11:00am Edible Flowers 

               Master Gardener Sharon Matson

Want to liven up your fruit salad? Add crunch and color to that green salad? Learn what flowers you have in your garden that are edible, beautiful and delicious.

12:30pm Moonlight Gardening 

               Master Gardener Marcia Rosenberg

Focusing on developing a Moonlight Garden - a garden which can be seen after dark. Garden lighting to enhance this type of garden will be discussed. Information on how to design a moonlight garden and a list of appropriate plants, including plants that are fragrant at night will be included.

 2:00pm Soils & How to Manage Them 

              Master Gardener Michael Harman

Sand, clay, or hard pan, which one is in your yard? Learn about your options for improving them while conserving water and still enjoy a healthy landscape. The basics of composting will also be discussed.

 3:30pm Poisonous Plants!! 

              Master Gardeners Robbie Cranch

Did you know more then 500 species of poisonous plants grow in the U.S.? Learn which ones grow here and how to manage them. Super detective, Robbie, will hone your identification skills.

 4:30pm Vegetable Gardening Basics  

              Master Gardeners

              John Mincks & Gwen Olshove

Learn how to start a veggie garden from scratch. Where, when and how to plant will be discussed. Then grow some goodness in your garden to enjoy. Homegrown is the best!


Sunday, March 5

12:30pm Kitchen Garden Delights 

              Master Gardener Ani Chamichian

Move over tomatoes & zucchinis! it's time to discover new and tasty vegetable varieties for your dining pleasure. Learn how to grow from seed for a year-round crop to enjoy.

 2:00pm Container Gardening 

              Master Gardener Roz Tampone

Have you ever thought of your garden as a stage production, with you being the director? Your garden may be a small side yard or a big expanse. No matter what the size, containers can be among your most versatile planters. Come and learn how to use containers in creative ways.

 3:30pm For the Love of Ivy 

              Master Gardener Joanie Finch

Ivy is beautiful and fun to grow. Learn about the different varieties and how to care for them. Joanie will also teach you how to use them to make topiaries. She will show you how to create a design to grace your patio or garden.



MG Display Booth at Home and Garden Show

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Annually on the first weekend in March and in the fall, the Big Fresno Fair grounds is home to the Fresno Home and Garden Show.

The Fresno Fair grounds are located at 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno between Kings Canyon Road and Butler Avenue.

This three day event offers lots of vendors, displays and mini seminars on home and gardening topics, a very informative venue.

The Master Gardeners present free gardening seminars each day of the event.  Visit our Master Gardener booth for information about the program.  Master Gardener docents will be happy to answer your gardening questions.

Home and Garden Show promoters charge admission to the show.

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