Simple Steps to Make your garden Spectacular

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Ever thought of what it would be like to really have your “dream garden?” Get ready to refresh, renew and reinvigorate yourself and your garden. This talk shares how Master Gardeners transform ordinary gardens into garden tour gardens. Using practical “real life” gardening methods, we will take you through the process step by step. So whether you are overhauling an entire garden or just want to know how to get a garden “party ready,” this talk is for you!

Kay Havens

Kay Havens has been a University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener since 2007. She is happiest in dirty jeans and garden gloves. She believes in gardening with the environment as much as possible and is a UCCE Sustainable Landscape Expert, and a Master Composter. As a speaker she develops topics and ideas that make gardens more beautiful, enjoyable and if edible, productive. Gardening in Southern California for decades she has honed a sense of what plants and gardeners want out of their gardens. Her areas of interest include garden design, productive edible gardens, urban gardening, composting and vermiculture. She recently became crazed with finding a better tomato –  and is now grafting heirloom tomatoes for better production.

Teena Spindler

Teena Spindler has been a University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener since 2005 and an avid home gardener since she was eight years old.  She currently lives and gardens on two-thirds of an acre in Irvine.  Her gardening areas of interest/knowledge are roses, plant propagation and greenhouse gardening, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, bulbs, perennials, school gardens, and drought tolerant/native plant gardening.  

Teena is the founder and coordinator of the Shady Canyon Garden Club in Irvine, a docent at Centennial Farm at the Orange County Fairgrounds, a member of the Great Park Conservancy supporting the creation of a botanical garden at the Great Park in Irvine, as well as a volunteer at various Master Gardener venues.   Currently she serves as the Master Gardener Lead at the Food + Farm Lab at the Great Park in Irvine, a demonstration garden consisting of twelve theme beds which were designed, planted and are maintained by Master Gardeners.   She oversees the gardening workshops held in the spring and fall of each year at the Great Park in the Food + Farm Lab.  Retired three years ago from a career in accounting and finance, Teena now happily gardens full time when not spending time with her husband or twenty-something daughter and son.