all are welcome to these events
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
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
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.
email@example.com 917 923 8558
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Learn Ikebana Design from the masters, free this weekend,
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
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
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
“O Deer!” with Jeanne Flower –
“Born in the USA”: Native Plants with Tom
McCann – April 25 @ 10 am
“Instant Color” with Karen Rogers – May 2 at
FREE KIDS’ WORKSHOP – Friday, May 8 @ 6 pm (during our Wine Concert)
“Raise ‘em Right!”: with Karen Rogers – May
16 @ 10 am
Home-grown Kitchen Series – Friday, May 22 @
6 pm (during our Wine Concert)
“On The Dark Side”: Plants Made For The
Shade with Jeanne Flower – May 23 @ 10 am
"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
$15 general admission
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:
African Violets Basic Care: 1:00 p.m.
Plant Propagation Using Leaf Cuttings: 2:15 p.m.
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:
Our Facebook page; Garden State African Violet Club
Deadline has been extended! Apply now .
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 email@example.com
"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
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.
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