Planters and Gardeners Listen for New Ideas at Plant Symposium

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

WAYNESBORO-- Planets and gardeners from around the valley met at the Best Western in Waynesboro for the second annual plant symposium on Wednesday.

Four experts offered ideas for spring planting to about 120 people. The ideas included new species, and new combinations experienced gardeners may not have tried in the past.

Organizers said planters can start now, despite the winter weather that's hit the valley.

One the ground thaws out, conditions should be right for spring.

"You can never know with the weather, so you just gotta kind of take what it gives you, and it's definitely been a pretty wet spring so far, so you have to be appreciative of that. That's always a good sign, and just hope it keeps on throughout the summer," said Spencer Eavers from the Waynesboro Parks and Recreations Dept.

The area's frost date, when chances are very limited to see frost, depends on the land's elevation. Most should expect to see the chance to frost diminish after May 12.

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