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  • Flower Gardening

    MSU Extension provides an opportunity to help get you started adding color and fragrance to your lawn and/or garden.

  • Flower Gardening | Gardening in Michigan

    MSU Extension provides an opportunity to help get you started adding color and fragrance to your lawn and/or garden.

  • 4-H Flower Gardening Project Guide (4H1337)

    Published on April 17, 2015
    This project guide for 4-H members and volunteer leaders includes information on planning a flower garden and sections on annuals, perennials, wildflowers, ferns and bulbs.

  • Apr 15

    Gardening Basics - Conditions

    April 15, 2021 6:00PM – 8:00PM Online

    Join MSU Extension as we explore basic concepts in gardening and introduce you to beginner-friendly plants. Each class covers topics that will help understand your garden site and share resources to help you start smart! Scholarships are available.

  • May 1

    Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101

    May 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

    Would you like to learn how to grow vegetables? Join us for a six module online introductory course on Smart Gardening with Vegetables.

  • Smart gardening to deter deer

    Published on January 6, 2017
    Stop deer damage in your garden or landscape with smart gardening techniques.

  • Western flower thrips and flower thrips

    Western flower thrips and Flower thrips are indistinguishable without a microscope. Adults are slender and yellowish, with short antennae; the wings are long and narrow, and held over the abdomen.

  • October gardening tips

    Published on October 20, 2011
    The weather may be growing cooler, but don’t take a gardening rest just yet! The time for “R&R” will come when you’ve properly prepared your beds for winter and next spring.

  • Smart Gardening Conference to focus on smart plants

    Published on February 13, 2020
    Learn about the magical interactions between flowers and their pollinators at the 2020 Smart Gardening Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Gardening Internship

    Hiring Organization: Deer & Gardens, Inc.
    Employment type: Internship
    Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
    Job Location: Milford Michigan and surrounding areas

  • Growing chives: Smart Gardening tips for success

    Published on June 19, 2017
    Smart Gardening practices for growing herbs in your home garden.

  • Vegetable Gardening

    MSU Extension focuses on providing successful information and resources about vegetable gardening, to anyone of any level.

  • Smart flower borders to attract beneficial insects

    Published on February 7, 2014
    Attracting “good bugs” provides natural enemies for the “bad bugs” in your garden.

  • Community Gardening

    Michigan is a great place for growing fruits, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants in a community setting. MSU Extension offers many programs for school and community gardeners to help them create beautiful spaces and grow delicious produce.

  • Gardening with kids starts now

    Published on September 25, 2012
    Regardless of the time of year, it is always a good time to start gardening with kids. Engaging kids in gardening is beneficial to their nutrition and health.

  • Successful container gardening

    Published on June 7, 2013
    Containers are a great way to garden or add interest to your garden.

  • Metro Detroit Flower Growers Scholarship

    Common application scholarship for currently enrolled MSU Horticulture students interested in floriculture and who reside in east Michigan

  • Organic Gardening Position

    Hiring Organization: Chelsea Intergenerational Garden
    Employment type: Internship
    Application Deadline: May 30, 2021
    Job Location: Chelsea, MI

  • Gardening helps youth apply science and math concepts in fun ways

    Published on June 5, 2012
    Gardening presents a wealth of opportunities for youth to apply the science and math knowledge they have gained during the school year.