Green Scene

WATERLOO — The annual Green Scene Garden Symposium takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St.

Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

Seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. with Bob Frost, owner of Frost Tree Farms, who will discuss “Tree Pruning Protocols,” followed at 9:30 a.m. by North Iowa Pond and Koi Club’s Mary Hennesy-Schwake, whose presentation is “Pond Plants and Water Gardens.”

Matthias Landscaping’s Dan Foss will present “New Trends in Landscaping” at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch.

After the break, Rob Pruitt, executive director of the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Garden, will discuss “Mosaic Cultures,” followed at 1:30 p.m. by Master Gardener Vaughn Griffith, who will share the arboretum’s orchard project.

The registration fee is $35 and includes all five seminars and lunch. Although there will be tickets available at the door, the event is often sold out, so prior registration is recommended. Make checks payable to Green Scene Symposium and mail to P.O. Box 2004, Waterloo IA 50704.

A Gardeners’ Market also will be open featuring displays and products from seminar speakers and local retailers.

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