Presented by Roger Tschanz
Many of us in Canada, especially during the winter, appreciate the value of indoor plants in our homes and places of work. Reputable research exists to show that indoor plants can actually improve our physical and psychological health. Growing the indoor plants and keeping them healthy, however, can often be challenging given that most of our homes and indoor spaces are designed for the comfort of humans and not for growing plants. How can we succeed in spite of this limitation? This talk will cover a wide range of indoor plant related topics ranging from choosing the appropriate indoor plant for a given situation, to selecting the right growing location in your home and to problem solving when your plants don’t seem to be thriving.
Roger Tschanz Bio:
Rodger Tschanz is perhaps best known locally for managing the University of Guelph’s ornamental trial gardens on Victoria Rd. but he has also worked as a technician in the horticultural greenhouses in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University for the past 20 years. During that time he worked in the greenhouse’s indoor plant collection as well as taught college and university level courses covering indoor plant culture and maintenance.
Diane Marchese, a Master Gardener, will introduce you to some of her favouritie house plants.
A Master Gardener will be on hand, before and after the meeting to answer any of your gardening questions.