Blueberry And Fruit Tree Seminar Offered By Ooltewah Nursery And Landscape Company

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
- photo by Angel Miller, ONLC staff photographer

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. will host two informational seminars teaching people the fundamentals of growing fruit trees and blueberries at home.  Getting the best crop of fruit possible can depend upon several factors. There are important care requirements that homeowners need to know about, but may be unaware.

A horticultural expert from Ooltewah Nursery will share tips to follow for successful blueberry and fruit tree production in a home garden, and how to select the right fruit tree that is best suited for the growing conditions in your yard. The seminar will be interactive using live example plants from Ooltewah Nursery grounds, so this will be a very visual seminar.

Attendees will also have ample opportunity to ask questions, as well. The seminar will begin inside the Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape store, but may visit plants on the grounds as well, weather permitting, so dress accordingly.

This how-to workshop will be offered twice: Thursday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the weekly Ooltewah Farmers Market (3-5 p.m.), or Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. There is no charge to attend the event. More information can be found by calling 423 238-9775.

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. is at 5829 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363



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