Pomme de Terre Garden Club members include (left to right) President Bonnie Wall and Mary Holm. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Among the over 50 exhibitors with their information and wares on display at the KMRS/KKOK Spring Expo this Friday and Saturday at the Lee Community Center on the Stevens County Fairgrounds in Morris will be the Pomme de Terre Garden Club. The group will hold some free informational classes on both days of the Expo, starting 2 p.m. Friday with David Poppe’s presentation entitled “Prune Like a Pro.” Garden Club member and local TV host Mary Holm gave more detail of this class on the KMRS Early Morning Show.

“Dave is a certified arborist and so he’s going to talk about pruning. People are a lot of times, we find, they’re scared to prune ’cause they’re afraid they’re going to kill their tree or their shrub,” said Holm. “And so Dave is going to talk about how to prune, when to prune, what to prune — and hopefully it won’t be such a scary proposition after that any more.”

At 4 p.m. Friday, Carole Johnson will talk about Sassy Salsa and offer some recipes, and Britney House will set up microscopes from 5 to 7 p.m. so people can see the organisms that make soil healthy and help grow your plants. Saturday’s sessions will focus on super simple succulents, offer a chance to make a terrarium that can be taken home, as well as another chance to look through the microscopes.

The Expo runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Many exhibitors will have door prizes you can register for, including KMRS/KKOK, which will give away a 4-piece Westbend Cookware set and cookbook valued at over $600. Admission is free.


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