BELFAST — After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter — and ensure a beautiful and vibrant spring!  “Winterizing Gardens,” a Zoom talk Tuesday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m., will walk viewers through what can be done to get their property, including gardens, ready for winter — from cleaning out the vegetable garden to protecting trees and shrubs.

Speaker Jean Vose is a Master Gardener, certified horticulturist and former backyard beekeeper living in Nobleboro, where she has created gardens to attract pollinators as well as other beneficial creatures. With more than 25 years’ experience gardening, Vose provides horticultural programs for various  community groups. Her passions include gardens, pollinators and birds. She has been a “birder” for many years and, in the winter, counts birds for Cornell’s Project Feeder Watch.

Vose’s program will include a slideshow and informative tips for all kinds of gardens. According to Vose, “The most important preparations many people skip are winter mulching and other types of winter plant protection.”

Register in advance for this Zoom presentation by clicking on the link at the Belfast Garden Club website ( Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted the creation and care of public gardens and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening for more than 90 years. The 2021 programs include topics about conservation and the environment. For more information, visit