Source: Lori Levin, 785-532-8336, llevin@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Tim Lindemuth

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Water Gardening 101: University Gardens Luncheon seminar series continues June 21

MANHATTAN -- Big pond, little pond or a patio pot. Water can be a focal point in the home garden as well as a point of interest and conversation. "Water Gardening 101" will be the next program in the 2012 Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series on Thursday, June 21.

Deb Spencer from Water's Edge, a water gardening retailer in Lawrence, will speak at the home of Steve and Lori Levin, 11720 Landscape Lane, St. George. The public seminar starts at 11:45 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. The event will include a tour of the Levins' water garden.

Admission is $30 per person or $25 for members of the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens. This includes lunch and beverage. Net proceeds benefit the university gardens.

"Deb will show how easy it is to create a dynamic aquatic element in any size garden," said Lori Levin, coordinator of the seminar series.

Advance paid registration is required by calling Anne Springer at 785-532-1442 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday or by email to spr@k-state.edu. Please make payment in advance to Friends of the KSU Gardens, 2021 Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Deadline for reservations is June 19.

Directions to the Levin home: Take Highway 24 east. Turn north on the Flush Road for one mile. Turn west on Landscape Lane. Stop at the first house on the left side.

The last seminar in the luncheon garden series will be "Fresh Holiday Ideas for the Home" on Nov. 8, presented by Lori Able of Ann a Lee's in Manhattan, at the Colbert Hills Clubhouse. RSVP by Nov. 6.