The OSU-Jackson County Master Gardeners™ will host three classes in February from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays at the OSU Extension Service Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. The cost of the classes is $15 each; it’s free for certified Master Gardeners. The classes are also eligible for MG recertification. There will be outdoor demonstrations for each class, so dress for the weather.
“Grape Pruning” will take place on Feb. 7. The presenter will be Chris Hubert from Oregon Vineyard Supply, who will teach participants terminology for growing grapes in the home garden, care of grapes, and solutions for common grape problems. There will be an outdoor demonstration of grape pruning, so dress for the weather.
“Fruit Tree Pruning” will take place on Feb. 14, with professional orchardist Terry Helfrich. He will focus on growing fruit trees in the home garden, especially how, when, and where to prune. Terry will also provide information on selecting fruit trees and planting sites, planting requirements, spacing, and tree training.
“Rose Pruning” will take place on Feb. 28. A panel of rose garden Master Gardeners™ will discuss rose anatomy, rose care, pruning tools, and 10 principals for pruning roses.
For more information about the classes, contact the OSU Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Rhianna Simes, at 541-776-7371 or Rhianna.Simes@oregonstate.edu.