The last of your summer marigold and petunias have faded, but it's still weeks before your spring bulbs pop through - let alone flower.
Winter is a tricky, often dull season in many Canberra gardens, but there are still lots of things
you can do to breathe a little life into your winter garden and enjoy getting outdoors on sunny winter days.
If you need some winter gardening inspiration
, you can join Tracey Bool
(local horticulturist and Canberra Weekly garden writer) and other garden enthusiasts at 2pm, Saturday 2 July for a talk on Winter Gardening
at Kippax Library.
Tracey's presentation will cover:
1. How to protect your plants from the cold
2. What you can plant in winter
3. Key plant and garden maintenance tips
throughout the cooler months
4. How to prepare for the spring gardening season
A bit about Tracey Bool:
Tracey loves "growing, enjoying and living with plants and the landscapes they create". Growing up on a small farm with her family near Goulburn, NSW forged Tracey's strong connection to the land, especially through growing fruit and veg in the home garden.
After completing her horticulture studies, Tracey commenced a career in the retail nursery industry, which increased her professional knowledge and experience. Tracey's personal passions lie in organic gardening and permaculture practice, as well as growing native plants. Tracey is a highly regarded and respected horticulturist and writes the Canberra Weekly's gardening column.
This free event
will help you get the most out of your garden during winter. It's also a great opportunity to get advice from an expert
on any gardening challenges you're facing, whilst connecting with other keen gardeners.
This event is free, but there are limited places available
so booking is essential
. If you make a booking and can't attend, please contact the library to let them know so the place can be made available for someone else.