DIG - Companion Planting & Herbs
Want some new ideas on what to plant with what and why? If so, join Master Gardener Kris Christensen for an interactive discussion about ‘companion planting.’ Why has this gardening approach been around for centuries and how can we use it to improve our soil, reduce water usage and better control pests? All these benefits say nothing about the pleasures of mixing gorgeous flowers and delicious herbs to create a more visually pleasing garden.
Participants will learn:
- The benefits and history of companion planting;
- requirements for a well-suited mix of plants;
- how to avoid the downsides and risks;
- guidelines for enhancing the visual aesthetics of a garden, and
- ideas on tried and true plant selections in the low desert. Bring your ideas too!
Master Gardener Kris Christensen will guide you through the pleasures and practicalities of planting herbs alongside your vegetable and fruit gardens.
Instructor: Master Gardener, Kris Christensen
Kris Christensen is a retired banker, training and development professional and quality manager who has lived in the Valley for more than 30 years. Having grown up on a farm in Utah, she adapted her gardening skills and interests to the desert. Kris is a Maricopa County Master Gardener with special interests in garden design and growing roses and vegetables. Her experience as a volunteer for the Desert Botanical Garden has added to her expertise in and love for desert-adapted plants. Kris is an active member of the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau and a past member of Toastmasters International.