Utica, N.Y. - Love to garden but don't have enough space? Enjoy flowers, but mulching and digging and planting and weeding a large area isn't your thing? Container gardens may be the perfect solution for adorning your backyard deck, patio, balcony or roof garden!

Join Central New York Conservancy Board Member and Certified Arborist Mike Mahanna on Saturday, February 28, as he discusses "Gardening with Containers". The 2-hr. presentation begins at 10 a.m. in the Main Gallery of the Oneida County Historical Society (1608 Genesee St., Utica). There will be one intermission during the session.

Container gardening works in even the smallest spaces. It's possible to grow vegetables as well as flowers using a variety of containers. "Use your imagination to create container gardens using planter boxes, wooden barrels, large ceramic pots (with proper drainage), or a custom-built container," suggests Mahanna.
The presentation offers tips and ideas for what, when and where to plant, as well as proper care to keep your vegetable or floral container gardens growing and healthy.

Mahanna's presentation, sponsored by the Conservancy and the Historical Society, is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required and the building is accessible.

Parking is available behind the building via Avery Pl. and Springate St. Additional parking is available on Avery Pl. and on Genesee St.

Founded in 2002, the Central New York Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that promotes stewardship, historic preservation and restoration, ecological health, beautification of public spaces, maintenance and management of sustainable practices and community partnerships.

CONTACT: Peter Falzarine (pfalzarine@roadrunner.com)