Garden Talks Learning Series
All presenters are members of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Happy Soil, Happy Plants
Happy Soil, Happy Plants by Elaine Specht
Beautiful plants begin from the ground up. Whether you're growing vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, or lawn, happy soil will help your plants thrive. In this session, you will learn about the basic components of your soil, how to test its needs, and simple actions you can take to improve the quality. Get a jump on next year's garden by focusing on the soil this fall.
Elaine Specht is a member of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and is completing a Horticulture Certificate through North Carolina State University. Together with her husband, Elaine maintains vegetable gardens, a substantial berry patch, and several fruit trees, as well as perennial, annual, and native plant beds and other landscaping surrounding their home. She loves the thrill of entering flowers in the Shenandoah County Fair, but above all, enjoys sharing what she grows, either as divided plants, bulbs, seeds, or preserved food from the garden. During her “day job,” Elaine is a communication consultant serving federal government clients.