Bonsai, hostas and ornamentalsoh my!

Those are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the West Virginia University Spring Fling Gardening Workshop Saturday, April 28, in the South Agricultural Sciences Building on the Evansdale Campus.

Geared toward West Virginia Master Gardeners and hosta and gardening enthusiasts, attendees will be able to learn more about gardening principles, specific plants and new gardening techniques.

Were excited about the program and hope participants will be invigorated, educated and ready to dive into the gardening season,said Todd West, assistant professor of horticulture at the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences. Registration the day of the workshop will run from 8-8:30 a.m., with classes from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. The cost is $50 (not including lunch) for the full day.

Deadline for registration is April 15. Registration forms should be mailed to WVU Monongalia County Extension Service, 26 Commerce Dr., Morgantown, WV, 26501.

More information and registration forms can be found at

The event is sponsored by the WVU Extension Service, Monongalia Master Gardeners, The American Hosta Society and the WVU Horticulture Program. A portion of the proceeds support the 2011 International Master Gardener Conference to be held in Charleston, and provide funding for future workshops.