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April /May  2015

 

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UPCOMING GARDEN CLUB EVENTS


April 25   Spring cleanup at the Yardley Publick Burial Grounds , Main St, Yardley 9 AM to noon



April 27, shopping trip for plants for our May Plant sale call Ruth if you want to join in the shopping spree 215 493 8148


Sat May 9 - 8-1 PLANT SALE at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall  rain or shine

  donations of plants may be dropped off anytime at Ruth Logan's house, or at the Masonic Hall      the day before between 4 and 6 PM.


Wed May 27 - 12:30 PM  Kinsman Garden Company will be delighting us with their unique planters to enhance our gardens 


June 10 Annual Luncheon and Plant Exchange


June 23 - Garden Walk


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On Sunday , April 6, the first male hummingbird was reported in Rhode Island at a backyard feeder. Are your feeders up yet?  Check their progress here,  http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_ruby_spring2015.html


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Other Community Garden Events


 


Churchville Nature Center Butterfly House


is looking for volunteers who love butterflies. Stommy Blauth, director of the Butterfly House, can use volunteers interested in caring for, raising , feeding, and working with these delightful creatures. If you have some time in June- Sept, call or Email Stommy for details.


slblauth@co.bucks.pa.us   917 923 8558


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Plant Sale


Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA


April 25 & 26


May 2 & 3


9:00 AM to 5:00PM


Churchville Nature Center Specializes In Native Plants,


Plants To Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies


Variety Of Herbs


Drought Tolerant * Xeriscaping Plants


Beautiful Hanging Baskets * Colorful Perennials


New This Year! Organic Tomatoes & Pepper Plants


Knowledgeable Staff & Volunteers


Available to Assist You


All funds raised benefit the Churchville Nature Center and its


education & preservation efforts.


For more information contact the nature center at (215) 357-4005,


churchvillenaturecenter@co.bucks.pa.us auctioneer, Dr. David Rosenfeld will describe each plant for sale as well as the conditions needed to make it thrive.  All are welcome – from novice to experienced grower.


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Learn Ikebana Design from the masters, free this weekend,
On Saturday  April 25, award winning Ikebana designers will be hosting a free workshop at the Grace Taiwanese Presbyterian Church 2020 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville , NJ 08648
From Noon to 4 PM,.demonstrations from 12:30 to 1:30 .
at 2 Pm, the workshop starts. If you have a container and Kenzan pin holder, please bring them. If not, we will provide them to you .We will provide al the materials  Limited space so reservations are necessary at 215 321 0416 or email DLIU@kaiosliu.com  by Wed 23rd midnight. There is no charge for this event.

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ANNUAL ORCHID AUCTION


Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center: 45 Stockton St, Princeton NJ www.princetonsenior.org


Date: Saturday May 2, 2015


Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Our society is holding a much expanded version of our annual auction. As in the past there will be outstanding donated orchids from our members. To enhance the auction there will be many donated and purchased plants from vendors around the country. Come out, gather with orchid friends, buy some great plants, and help our the society all at the same time.


The orchids being auctioned will come from all over the world.  Many will be clones or divisions of awarded orchids while others will be hybrids.  There will be orchids in bloom, bud, or smaller ones needing to grow up.  The proceeds from the auction will go to paying for the programming and speakers fees at the monthly meetings of the Central Jersey Orchid Society.  Those meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month (September through June) at the Johnson Education Center (D & R Greenway Land Trust), 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, New Jersey.  All are invited to attend the meetings. 


For more information please call Dr. and Joan Rosenfeld at 609-466-4420 or visit the website at centraljerseyorchids.org


Central Jersey Orchid Society


www.centraljerseyorchids.org


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 Learn to Enhance Your Landscape With Small Native Trees  


Learn which small native trees are right for your landscape, how they provide food and shelter for wild life (and people) AND increase property values, too. It all adds up to easy care beauty and economy!


May 27, promptly at 7 pm  Bristol Township Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007


 Presented by the Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Council.  Speaker will be Pam Herceg, a Montgomery County Master
Gardener.  She trained at Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design, and  has been designing and planting with native plants and trees for the past twenty years     Seminar is free.  Please register at ellenmiller24@comcast.net  Presented by the Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Council and G.O.A.L., Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown. 


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Shady Brook Farm, Stony Hill Rd, Yardley presents these free garden lectures


“Done By Lunch” : Easy Landscaping For Big Impact  with Mark Zalvino – April 11 @ 10 am
You can make changes in your landscape without spending a lot of time or money.  Stop in and find out how a few hours can make
an impact, and still leave you with money for lunch.


“O Deer!” with Jeanne Flower –




“Born in the USA”: Native Plants with Tom McCann – April 25 @ 10 am
Don’t outsource your garden!  Many popular garden plants lived here before the settlers arrived, and they love it!  Minimize your effort and maximize your yard’s beauty with plants whose roots may run deeper than yours.


“Instant Color” with Karen Rogers – May 2 at 10am
Add pizzazz to your porch and patio with colorful container plantings.  Easy to plant  and maintain, pots and baskets aren’t just for geraniums anymore.


FREE KIDS’ WORKSHOP – Friday, May 8 @ 6 pm (during our Wine Concert)
Simple Kids Crafts with Addie Maher
Bringing the family to our Friday Night UnWINEd Concert? While you relax, let the kids be creative with Addie and decorate a pot with homemade paper flowers!


“Raise ‘em Right!”: with Karen Rogers – May 16 @ 10 am
Raised beds and planters have revolutionized the gardening world, making veggie growing easier and more productive than ever.  Come see what we’ve done!


Home-grown Kitchen Series – Friday, May 22 @ 6 pm (during our Wine Concert)
Great Wine Needs Great Food, and fresh ingredients are one secret to great cooking. Growing your own guarantees freshness! Join Mark as we explore how to select, grow, harvest, and cook the best from your garden.


“On The Dark Side”: Plants Made For The Shade with Jeanne Flower – May 23 @ 10 am
Just because your garden is in the dark, doesn’t mean you have to be!  Come by, cool off, & learn the simple beauty of shade gardening.




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"The DuPont influence on American Gardening"


featuring Chris Strand, Director Winterthur Garden and Museum and Co-curator of 'Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur


in the 8th annual "Tyler Gardens & Landscape" lecture


Main campus of Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA


April 25,  9 AM in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center


215 504 8500 x 6007


rosenbel@bucks.edu


$15  general admission


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 The Garden State African Violet Club presents its 64th Annual Show and Sale on May 2 (12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.) and May 3 (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at the Mercer County Community College Student Center, West Windsor, New Jersey. 


 


This year’s spectacular show, themed “Violets Tour The World,” will feature America’s favorite houseplants—African violets—in horticulture form and flower arrangements, displayed as international cities or natural wonders of the world.


 


Don’t miss the opportunity to see hundreds of judged plants on display, grown by local club enthusiasts and prominent growers. No reservations required.  Experts will be on hand to answers your questions.  Workshops on many topics will be available, including:


 


May 2


African Violets Basic Care: 1:00 p.m.


Plant Propagation Using Leaf Cuttings: 2:15 p.m.


 


May 3


Streptocarpus Basic Care: 12:00 p.m.


Dish and Natural Garden Design demonstrations: 1:15 p.m.


 There will be drawings for plant giveaways and award-winning plants from commercial and club members are available for sale. Remember, plants make great Mother’s Day gifts.


 Enjoy viewing award-winning African violet plants, creative designs and educational displays to help you grow beautiful African violets.


 Admission is free! For directions to Mercer County Community College, click MCCC directions.


For more information, please visit the Garden State African Violet club website:


Garden State African Violet Club


Our Facebook page; Garden State African Violet Club


 


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Deadline has been extended! Apply now .

 Scholarships


The Martha Washington Garden Club is offering 2 educational scholarships, the MWGC scholarship and the  Jane Parr Memorial Scholarship, given in her memory by her husband. They are each for $2,000.00. They are open to both  high school and college students. High School students must include a copy of the college acceptance letter. Among other items, everyone must include up to date grade transcripts, 4 references: 2 character and 2 scholastic: a list of volunteer activities, and work experience. A written essay on why the applicant is interested in his or her chosen field and possible career plans is also obligatory. It is open to any student in the area majoring in the following fields, Environmental Sciences, Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, and related fields. All material must be received by April 30, 2015. For more complete information you may contact your local HS guidance office or  College Financial Aid office, www.Marthawashingtongardenclub.org,  or email kkuffel@verizon.net


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"Enhance Your Landscape With Small Native Trees"


Southern Bucks GArden CLub invites you to their May lecture at Silver Lake Nature Center


 


Learn which small native trees are right for your landscape, how they provide food and shelter for wild life (and people) AND increase property values, too. It all adds up to easy care beauty and economy  Speaker Pam Herceg. master gardener
May 27 @ 6:30 PM ,2501 Bath Rd,Bristol Township 19007--


 


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 Our garden club  could use some help at the Arts and Crafts for the residents of Langhorne Gardens Nursing Home. Can you come out at 2:30 for an hour or so to help us make some  crafts? We meet at 2:30 at the Langhorne gardens Nursing Home , just off Lincoln Highway at
350 Manor Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047. Please call Betsy Miller if you can help us out at 215-493-5835. The volunteers meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help the residents with an arts and crafts program. The residents are a delightful group and appreciate all the fun we provide to them.


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 Autumn was a great time to apply lime to your lawn or garden, but it’s never too late.  Don’t waste your time or money guessing about soil amendments this spring.  Find out how much lime and/or fertilizer your soil actually needs (or does not need) by getting a Soil Test Kit at the Extension office.  It will be the best $9 you have ever spent on your garden!  Pick one up during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Ag Services Building, Suite 102, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA  or visit http://www.aasl.psu.edu/ssft.htm


For additional information about soils, please visit http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uj234.pdf to view and download Penn State’s document Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes.


Select disease resistant plant varieties for success.  Penn State offers Pennsylvania Vegetable Variety Recommendations for the Home Gardener http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uj250.pdf


Do you have questions about gardening projects?  Use Penn State’s 64-page publication for home gardeners, Vegetable Gardening, ARGS-115.  It is available as FREE .pdf download from:  http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/agrs115.pdf  


Interested in Beekeeping?  Investigate Penn State’s nationally recognized Beekeeping 101 course -- http://beekeeping101.psu.edu/  The cost is discounted at this time – Code:  SPRING15.


Penn State offers many FREE eBooks and Online Guides for homeowners.  Visit these websites for more information and a list of publications.


http://ento.psu.edu/extension/free-ebooks


http://ento.psu.edu/extension/on-line-guides


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Jeremy Parry,
Feb 20, 2015, 4:45 AM
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