The program will explore new plants for landscapes in the Cherokee area. See and learn about new perennials for sunny and shady areas. Hardy shrub roses are the new low maintenance flowering shrub for today's landscape. Learn about hardy shrub roses for the landscape and see what's new for 2009.
Then take a short tour of some outstanding landscapes in Northwest Iowa. See how water features are incorporated into the landscape. Pick up some great ideas for hard-scapes including patios, walkways, retaining walls and outdoor rooms. A time will be set aside for questions and answers during the program. This program qualifies for Master Gardener continuing education hours.
Brockshus is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Horticulture, and is a past president of the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association and current member of the Iowa Nursery Research Corporation.
A second generation nurseryman and greenhouse grower, Brockshus has been working at Del's Garden Center since the age of 12, and is an Iowa Certified Nursery Professional.
Brockshus has written several articles for magazines in the upper Midwest, guest hosts a radio program "The Grapevine with Del" on Saturday mornings; speaks at garden shows & home shows; and considers himself a "plant nerd."
This program is free and open to the public.