Study Day with Janet Macunovich

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm

EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the uncertainties presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing the Study Day with Janet Macunovich as a precautionary measure. The safety, security, and welfare of our guests, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. An email with more information will be sent to participants.

Join us for a study day with Advanced Master Gardener Janet Macunovich in the Cranbrook House Library. Janet will cover three topics designed to increase your green-thumb knowledge and prepare you for the 2020 gardening season. The study day includes light refreshments in the morning, a boxed lunch, and the opportunity to chat with Janet!

Photograph of Advanced Master Gardener Janet Macunovich studying a plant.

9:00am - 9:30am | Check in and light refreshments

9:30am - 11:30am | Local Color 
We all deserve more and better color from our perennial gardens. Yet improving what's already colorful isn't a simple matter of addition or a prescription that works across the gardening world. After all, a plant that blooms to say 'spring's over' in the Great Lakes, heralds 'high summer' to a Scot and 'fall' to an Icelander. Selections made for fantastic hue in one part of the world may be duds elsewhere. And the tones and other influences of indigenous plants, light, and even building materials can alter perennial color. Here's a chance to learn some color sequences and tricks for your own lovely locality.

Photograph of a peony on the Library Terrace at Cranbrook House & Gardens, 2019.

11:30am - 12:30pm | Boxed Lunch
Each box includes your choice of wrap, a fruit salad cup, bag of chips, and a cookie. Bottled water, coffee, and tea will be available. One boxed lunch per guest is included with admission.

Turkey & Provolone Wrap 
Shaved turkey, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion

Roast Beef & Cheddar Wrap
Roast beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion

Veggie Wrap
Grilled vegetables, Boursin cheese spread

Vegetable Wrap Dreamstime Stock Photo

Photograph for illustrative purposes only. Copyright

12:30pm - 2:00pm | Renovating a Perennial Bed 
Perennials don't last forever -- beds that are six or seven years old benefit greatly from a total or partial remake. If your bed has become worn out, some plants have grown too large and others have melted away, or you're just plain tired of looking at the same old stuff, don't miss this class. It's a step-by-step approach to take apart what's there, give old plants and soil new life, and change a design to rekindle faded glory. 

2:00pm - 2:15pm | Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm | Secret to Beautiful Gardens: Not the Green Thumb but the Right Tools 
Even the best gardener can save time, energy, muscle strain and reduce plant stress by using the right tool. Professional gardener Janet Macunovich opens her own toolbox for your inspection and shares tips for selecting, using, and caring for garden tools. 

3:15pm - 3:30pm | Q&A

*Schedule is subject to change

Photograph of Janet Macunovich with a jackhammer

General Admission: $80
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $75

Admission includes light refreshments in the morning, a full day of gardening insight, and a boxed lunch. Registration is required by Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00pm as space is limited. Please register online through the link below or call 248.645.3149.

Tickets will not be mailed. We will have the name you used when you registered on our reservation list. If you register online, please bring a print copy of your confirmation or go green and show it on your mobile device. 

Location and Parking
Cranbrook House & Gardens
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Parking is available onsite.
Click here for an estate map

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