Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension

ELMWOOD, WI -- Now that spring is here, it’s time to spruce up the yard and create an inviting, relaxing outdoor living space for the upcoming summer.  Part of creating that wonderful outdoor space is starting or rejuvenating colorful flowerbeds.

While all flowers have beauty, how you combine them makes a huge difference.  UW-Extension and Elmwood Schools Community Education is offering a class that will cover the basics of design and provide you with the skills needed to create the garden effect you desire, through use of focal points, lines, and plant combinations. Plant textures, shapes, colors and seasonal interests will be discussed, as will flower garden location and size.  Participants will learn how to best combine their favorite garden flowers to have the most impact.

The class will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Elmwood Consumer Ed Classroom.  The class is free, but pre-registration is required by emailing Becky Baier at the Elmwood School district at baierb@elmwood.k12.wi.us.  For other questions about the class, contact Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator at 715-273-6781.