Bergeson to speak on gardening in Jamestown


Nurseryman and author Eric Bergeson travel North Dakota to sell suitable gardening, tree planting, and fruit developing practices in the harsh conditions and alkaline soils of the northern prairie.

“I plan to visit 50 of North Dakota’s biggest towns,” he said, “plus Zap.”

Bergeson’s 7th book, “Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie,” is in its 0.33 printing and has bought over 13,000 copies since it was posted in 2017.

Bergeson will speak at 2 p.M. Saturday, June eight, at McElroy Park in Jamestown.

“My purpose is to inspire human beings to keep it easy,” he said, including that the long days of summertime sunshine within the north suggest human beings can develop larger veggies and extra vigorous annuals than factors south.


“We should get the soil proper first,” he stated. “Once that is sorted, we can have quite a few a laugh.”

Bergeson said he wrote his ebook because the countrywide gardening media’s statistics no longer deal with the unique conditions on the northern prairie.

“Our bloodless is an obvious difficulty,” he said, “but our heavy, alkaline soils make us actually particular.”

Addressing the difficulty of soil isn’t tough, he stated, however even experienced gardeners regularly forget the task.

Bergeson advocates tree planting on the prairie; however, she said one ought to choose types cautiously.

“With bushes, there may be little room to test,” he stated, including that one does not want to waste years on sorts which perish within the next hard wintry weather.

“But with greens, annuals, and even perennials, human beings can attempt new types without dropping their shirt.”

For 17 years, Bergeson owned Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Momm/, and a business began using his grandfather Melvin Bergeson in 1936, earlier than recently promoting to his brother, Joe, and sister-in-law, Kae.

“I have been within the commercial enterprise for the reason that I was five,” he stated, including that helping humans beautify their yards and lift their own meals has been “a laugh and rewarding.”

From the gardener who tends a single geranium in her windowsill to the only who elements bountiful bouquets of roses to floral stores, many human beings have spoken many phrases approximately the art and talent and benefits of gardening. Let’s concentrate on a number of their voices, historical and modern-day, for in them we might also discover the gardener deep within the soil of our soul:

Gardening offers one again a feel of percentage approximately everything – except itself. ~May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep, 1968.

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and in no way glad. They always sit up for doing something better than they have got ever achieved before.–Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962.

My inexperienced thumb got here simplest due to the errors I made whilst gaining knowledge of to see things from the plant’s point of view. ~H. Fred Ale.

Through years of practice, I actually have discovered that humans garden if you want to make something develop; to interact with nature; to proportion, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to depart a mark. Through gardening, we experience complete as we make our personal work of art upon our land.–Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden, 1995, p.19.