What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?

Presented by Bonnie Power, Master Gardener Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 pm

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The Athol Public Library presents
What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?


Have you ever wondered: What’s wrong with my houseplant? Does it need more water? More sun? Less water? Different soil? Join us on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 as we welcome Master Gardener Bonnie Power, who will help us answer some of these questions.

In her talk, What's Wrong with my House Plant?, Bonnie will cover the factors that make for happy houseplants, including light, water, and soil - and how to provide them. Common houseplant pests and diseases are also on the agenda, as well as how to treat them.

Bonnie Power has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener and member of the MMGA Speakers Bureau since 2016, and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life. Curious and research-oriented by nature, she has many horticultural interests and areas of expertise. Bonnie holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Zoology, which informs her perspective on the management of garden insects; she is also an administrator for a “sick houseplant” group on Facebook. A lifelong passion for organic gardening and soil health recently led Bonnie to take on a new role as manager of the MMGA Soil pH Testing team. She also volunteers at Garden in the Woods, a Native Plant Trust botanical garden in Framingham, where she is a guide. At home in Marlborough, Bonnie grows a variety of vegetables and ornamentals (with a bias for natives), organically, of course.

Free and open to the public.

Registration required.

Please register by calling 978-249-9515 or via https://athol.librarycalendar.com/event/whats-wrong-my-houseplant

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dig In Grant.