Garden Myths: Webinar

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/01/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Robert Pavlis will present a number of gardening myths, including myths about planting trees, natural pesticides are safe, hostas don’t grow in sun, and weed barriers prevent weeds from growing. The topics will use plenty of pictures showing gardens and flowers to keep everyone interested.
Robert Pavlis is a well-known speaker, and educator with over 40 years of gardening experience. He is the author of several books, Building Natural Ponds, Soil Science for Gardeners and Garden Myths and publishes the popular gardening blogs GardenMyths.com and GardenFundamentals.com. As the owner and head gardener of Aspen Grove Gardens, a six-acre botanical garden, he grows 3,000 varieties of plants.
This presentation will be a  free Webinar.  There is no registration required.  Please consider supporting the future activities of the OHS though renewing your membership or joining for $15/yr, or though a donation.  

How to view the presentation

To join the presentation, please click on this You Tube link to go to the OHS You Tube Channel.   To simply watch the presentation there is nothing else you need to do.  The presentation will also be recorded and available at this link afterwards. The easiest way to find the channel is using the link; if you are on You Tube and do a search please use Ottawa Horticultural Society (we aren’t the only ones that use OHS as an acronym!)

Starting the video

Once you are on the site, you must click on the rectangle of the video to start watching.   Until 7:30 you will see a screen that says the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., so please be patient.

If you think you may want to ask a question

There will be a Q &A session at the end of the presentation when your questions submitted will be put to the speaker by the moderator.  There are two ways to ask your questions during the presentation:

  1. You can put your question in the live chat panel on the YouTube page while the presentation is running. To make a comment, you need to be registered and have a personal Youtube channel. Steps to do this are described below.
  2. If you don’t wish to register, you can still watch the video and can email a question during the presentation to  info@ottawahort.org

How to create a personal channel  

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1646861?hl=en

Follow these instructions to create a channel that only you can manage using your Google Account. 

  1. Sign in to YouTube from a Google account on a computer or using the mobile site.
  2. Try any action that requires a channel, such as uploading a video, posting a comment, or creating a playlist.
  3. If you don’t yet have a channel, you’ll see a prompt to create a channel.
  4. Check the details (with your Google Account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.

 

Home page photo illustration by Tuula Talvila.

Images sources: Tomato with epsom salts, dish soap by Tuula Talvila
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