Your Alaska garden is currently on a motorbike, but you don’t have to be

Alaska’s gardens are mostly on cars – as do many Alaskan gardeners. As the days get shorter, things automatically bloom and grow, and the plants know the end. Most of our gardens do not require human intervention other than harvest. Fortunately, there are many “non-garden” gardens to take that free time. Let’s start with some free trees (this is only for Anchor County Council).

First of all, most readers today are not Prunus Padus (European cherry or Mayday) and Prunus Virginia (Canadian Red or Chocolate). They bloom wonderfully, but their berries are spread by birds and occupy basin banks. They are a big problem.

As a result, community forest and forest management programs are offering homeowners who choose to avoid certain homeowners with appropriate options.

Fill out an application and community forest staff will determine if your trees are eligible – visit to see if you have them and later removed. You will then receive a $ 100 voucher to purchase a replacement tree or trees from a local orphanage. Financial support is limited, so this is a first-rate, first-served service. For more information, visit forestry.alaska.gov/community/grants.

Next, it is great to attend the sale of that major gardener listed in my calendar. Major gardeners bring their best years, and there should be nothing to miss or spread. After all, there are people who answer farm questions. How are you wrong? You can’t.

Okay, I believe that the Great Plant Garden is a symbol of culture and class, so I promote the Alaska Plantation Weekly. In fact, ABG Pearl is a place for tourists and citizens in Alaska to learn about plants and gardens. For these reasons, raising funds for the Alaska Vegetable Garden is very important. Personal financial support.

One of the main fundraising events for the garden is called “Wine in the Forest.” Enjoy a beautiful garden for a small donation and you will find 70 samples of wine. You must register this Thursday, August 12 from 6 to 9 pm and find out more at alaskabg.org. Even the designated driver will have an explosion for this great cause.

Next, there are some unbelievable garden beds in Ancorje Municipality – as well as Palmer City, Fairbanks, Juniper, Haynes, Skaway, etc. For visitors, it is difficult to see that we have paid the tourists. Alaskans can enjoy it. Take a moment to walk around your city center and enjoy the flowers. Bring your cameras.

Finally, there is an Alaska State Exhibition in Palmer, August 20-September. 6. You can go for turkey legs or anything freshly roasted, but they must be the flowers that invite you to the fair – you know, Parsley and Tim? Every bed in the yard is designed to be in bloom, and they are universal. And don’t forget to allow some time in the permanent garden. It is on the right side of the main drag, about the middle. Wow.

And of course, there are floral entries. What a show. I mean, come on, blue ribbon flowers grown by Alaska gardeners? My focus has shifted to the Bluest Flower category this year. The only thing to consider is the color of the entrance.

So, get out of the garden and out of your yard. Not entirely, but it is enough to enjoy some effort for change. If nothing else, you have to walk, bike or even drive. See what your neighbors have done. Bring the camera – for most of your phone – and take notes so you can include things in your backyard next year.

Jeff Alaska Garden Calendar

Wine in the Forest – Taste 70 wines at the annual Alaska Vegetation Festival. Thursday 6-9 PM Thursday, August 12 Register and find out more at alaskabg.org. Always a good time.

Master Gardener Sale – Wow. Great years, nowhere else. There are also plants, rooms and a “Ask the Master Gardener” table. Late seasonal plant sales from 10 am-3pm on Saturday, August 14 at Alaskamastergardeners.org (4515 Campbell Airstrip Road).

Harvest – They know what is ripe. Use it or give it to someone who needs it. Plant rows, remember?

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