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June 1 , 2017

Martha Washington Garden Club


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GARDEN LECTURE SERIES


All are welcome to our tours and lectures, you do not have to be a member . Guest fees range from  $5 to $10 at the door. Lectures, unless otherwise noted,  are held at the Lower Makefield Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley and begin at 1 PM,. General meeting begins at 12:30 PM.

The presentations for MWGC for 2017-18 will be as follows:

September 27 The Art of Floral Design. Do you want to learn how to use the foliage in your arrangement to be as beautiful as the flowers? Join us for this hands on, Interactive Workshop on Leaf Manipulation by Pat Mutek. Pat will demonstrate various techniques on manipulating leaves to fashion a unique creative design. We ...will provide a container, oasis and leaves. Participants should bring 3 showy flowers. You will leave with a design guaranteed to impress your friends. Guest fee $10.

October 25
Horticulture of the Civil War period.
Katherine Finch is a member of the Bucks County Civil War Round Table. She will speak to us about the history of Horticulture of the period and come dressed in the style of the era.

November 15 Floral Design - Take home a beautiful fall floral Arrangement. Interactive Workshop on creating a Fall Basket Arrangement with Pat Mutek. Pat will demonstrate basic floral design as you create your own Fall arrangement,. We will supply a basket, oasis, greens and died seed pods/grasses etc to add to your arrangement. Participants are asked to bring a supermarket bouquet of your favorite colors. You will have a lovely arrangement to add to your Thanksgiving table. Guest fee $10
November 15 Floral Design - Take home a beautiful fall floral Arrangment. Interactive Workshop on creating a Fall Basket Arrangement with Pat Mutek. Pat will demonstrate basic floral design as you create your own Fall arrangement,. We will supply a basket, oasis, greens and died seed pods/grasses etc to add to your arrangement. Participants are asked to bring

a supermarket bouquet of your favorite colors. You will have a lovely arrangement to add to your Thanksgiving table. Guest fee $10

December 6 2017 Holiday Luncheon at the Yardley Inn

January 25 Gala

February 28 Who doesn't love a beautiful rose? Nicole Juday comes to us from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and will speak to us about the fascinating history of the Rose.

March 28
Tomatoes!!!!!!
Ralph Folcarilli, self-proclaimed Tomato Nut! A Master Gardener will tell you all you need to know about growing tomatoes.

April 25 Chase Rosade, Internationally known Bonsai artist who teaches aspiring students the art of bonsai in his New Hope studio will share his knowledge with us.

May 23
If you are considering entering the Philadelphia Show, or are curious about the behind the scenes actions, this presentation is for you.
Lee Gittens has many years of experience and involvement with the PHS Flower Show and comes to us with stories from past shows and tips for exhibiting.

PLANT SALES

 
Ongoing -  Churchville Native Plant Sale,  Churchville Rd, Churchville, PA  daily 10-5

ongoing - Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve

 
GARDEN CLUB TOURS FOR FALL
We have two trips coming up that we wanted to let you know about prior to our meeting.
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The first is a tour of Snipes Farm in Morrisville. The Snipes family has farmed this land for generations and now their mission is to model and teach sustainable farming while building community and reconnecting people with the land. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS BEFORE OUR FIRST MEETING!
Please let Karen Papastrat know via email kpapastrat@gmail.com or phone 215 630 6149 if you would like to reserve a spot.
September 26, 2017 (Tuesday tour)
Snipes Farm
890 Bridge St. Morrisville, PA 19067
Time: 10:30am tour, meet on site
Cost: $15.00 pp includes walking/wagon tour of farm and “fall foods” sampler
*Meet at Snipes Farm, if you need a ride contact Karen Papastrat
**Last date for sign-up is Thursday 9/21
Also, please save the date for the Morris Arboretum tour in Oct. You may sign up for this tour at our September meeting or contact Karen Papastrat directly.
October 16, 2017 (Monday tour)
Morris Arboretum (University of Pennsylvania)
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA19118
Time: 10:30am tour on site, meet at Masonic Hall at 9:30am
Cost: $13.00 pp adult, $11.00 pp Senior BYO lunch on-site
* Minimum 10 people, max 25
**Ride share from Masonic Hall
 A helpful WHAT TO PLANT list to attract the most birds and butterflies at this link , supplied by Dr. Doug Tallamy
What to Plant list



 
MONARCH LECTURE
How can such a small creature make such a long journey? Each August through October, masses of monarchs embark from the southern reaches of Canada on a journey that will take them 2500 Miles to remote mountain treetops in central Mexico. Millions of overwintering monarchs were discovered roosting there for the first time in 1975. Join The Butterfly Lady, Stommy Blauth , on Wednesday Sept 20 for a PowerPoint presentation " The Magic of Monarch Migration." Lecture begins at 6 ...PM at the Life Sciences Building of Delaware Valley University, 700 East Butler St, Doylestown, PA 18901
The Life Sciences building is number 24 on the campus map . ( super easy to find and park in front ) Heading SOUTH on State Street/Butler Avenue, turn left on New Britain Road, just past the entrances to route 611.
Make the first right onto Admission Drive.
You will see a large parking lot on your right. Please park in the designated Admission Guest parking spaces and walk to the Life Sciences Building.
http://www.delval.edu/about-delval/directions-maps-parking
Please join us
Garden Lectures and events
                
 
 
 Delaware Valley University invites you to our exciting Fall and winter  speaker series!   All are on Wednesday nights:
Save these date for a series of excellent presentations and lectures  - topics to be announced, but it is always something  fascinating 

Sept 20 ( note - this one begins  at 6 PM)  THE MAGIC OF MONARCH MIGRATION
Sept 27  topic  To be announced
Oct 18 
Nov 15
Dec 20

Light refreshments at 6:30 pm
Lecture  7:00pm
DVU Arboretum Members – Free
DVU Students – Free
Military – Free
Senior Citizens -  $3.00
Non-DVU Students - $3.00
Faculty and Staff - $3.00
Non-members - $5.00
Delaware Valley University
Life Sciences Center Auditorium
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901
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The Penn State Horticultural Hotline is open from March to Oct.  You can call them with any gardening questions.
215 345 3283
 This weeks questions

 

·        Lots of apple trees suffering complete defoliation.  Samples sent to the PSU pathology lab have been diagnosed with rust and apple scab fungus.  Both have different life cycles. 

 

·        Perhaps you have been following the dicamba herbicide story.  Keep in mind that dicamba is used in home lawn formulations.  It is the most effective herbicide for control of Creeping Charlie in lawns.  But it should be used with great care.

 

·        Flea Beetles

If your eggplant leaves have small holes, and you see small jumping insects, the plant may have flea beetles. Flea beetles are small, jumping beetles with enlarged back legs.

Adults feed mostly on leaves, leaving tiny pits or small holes. Flea beetles feeding together can cover leaves with bleached, pitted areas or ragged holes. Damage is usually serious only on young seedlings. Beetle larvae feed on roots and stems.

Remove garden debris in the fall to remove any overwintering beetles. Protect young seedlings with protective coverings; older plants are less likely to suffer damage. Aluminum foil mulch applied very soon after planting and before plants become infected can be helpful. White sticky traps can be used to monitor or trap adults. Insecticides should not normally be necessary and are not very effective when populations are high.

Source: http://mgorange.ucanr.edu/Edible_Plants/?ds=530&uid=96
 
As if the Emerald Ash Borer is not enough, we are now hearing from folks with this problem: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/PlantIndustry/TCD/Pages/default.aspx
 


What is the best time to prune hydrangeas?  Sort of a trick question: https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/HG%20106_Pruning_hydrangea_guide.pdf
 
Now is the time to consider protecting valuable ash trees against the emerald ash borer.  http://www.emeraldashborer.info/documents/Multistate_EAB_Insecticide_Fact_Sheet.pdf
 
Lots of requests to interpret soil tests.  The “Don’t Guess – Soil Test” message appears to be sinking in.  Test kits available at the Extension office for $9.
 
 

Check us out on social media:
        Facebook: Penn State Master Gardeners of Bucks County
        Twitter: @PSUMasterGarden
        Instagram: buckscountymastergardeners
 
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Penn State Hort Hotline at Bucks County Extension
Neshaminy Manor Center
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA  18901
215-345-3283

 

 
 
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LEAVE THE LEAVES
 SIX REASONS NOT TO CLEAN UP YOUR GARDEN IN THE FALL -

http://savvygardening.com/6-reasons-not-to-clean-up-your-garden-this-fall/

 

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 Awesome Online Lecture !!!!  Biodiversity
If you missed Dr. Dan Duran’s “Cultivating Respect for Insect Diversity” at DelVal last week, , you have a second chance.  This is not the exact lecture, but well worth a watch: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=dan+duran+%2c+entomologist+drexel+university&qpvt=dan+duran+2c+entomologist+drexel+university&view=detail&mid=025F05D6B5ED20C1A9FA025F05D6B5ED20C1A9FA&FORM=VRDGAR
 

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The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners do not share their emailing list with anyone! 

All are welcome to our events. We meet the fourth Wednesday of every month Sept- May at the Lower Bucks Masonic  Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley 
membership is available at any meeting for $30 per year. , Guest fees range from  $5 to $10  per lecture, and vary with other events. See our website for more details.
Our mailing address is:
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 A helpful WHAT TO PLANT list to attract the most birds and butterflies at this link , supplied by Dr. Doug Tallamy


What to Plant list


         

 

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Connie's homemade suet recipe
 
SUET
 
1/2 block lard or 1 Cup
2 C chunky peanut butter
3 c quick oats
3 c corn meal
thistle/sunflower seeds, etc

 


 


 


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membership is available at any meeting for $30 per year. , Guest fees are $5 per lecture, and vary with other events. See our website for more details.
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