Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Garden Expo 2019 Lecture Handouts


Time for tea: Herbal drinks you can grow!

FRIDAY, 2:45 p.m. & Sunday, 10:15 a.m.

Erin, Horticulturist
Erin Presley, Horticulturist, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Your garden can offer a wealth of herbal flavors for refreshing summer and warming winter beverages. Olbrich Herb Garden horticulturist Erin Presley will cover the basics of growing, using, and preserving herbs commonly used for beverages, from old standbys like mint tea to fun new ideas like setting up an herbal cocktail station!

Time For Tea Handout (PDF)


Bee-utiful design

Katey - HorticulturistFRIDAY, 5:15 p.m.

Katey Pratt, Horticulturist, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

What does your garden look like from a bee's perspective? In this presentation, you will learn basic bee garden design and understand how bees see flowers. Katey will discuss interesting facts about a few particular bee species, including Bombus affinis aka the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Learn about Olbrich Botanical Gardens and our environmentally friendly practices that make the gardens a haven for bees.This lecture will leave you buzzing with excitement!

Bee-utiful Design Handout (PDF)



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