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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #7344348

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Forum!

Take a moment to browse through recent threads, and you'll see we talk about a little of everything-- garden projects (big & small), seed starting, bird watching, special plants, indoor projects, what's blooming now, seasonal highlights and to-do lists, garden pests and beloved pets. This is an active forum, and there's a lot going on in this region!

This thread is for keeping track of upcoming events of interest to Mid-Atlantic DGers, from nursery sale events to flower shows to DG gatherings. We can share information, and we can also meet up with other DGers who might be going where we're going.

If you have an event to add to the schedule, please post on this thread or Dmail me. I'll edit the list at the top of this thread and try to keep us up to date.

Please try not to chat too much on this thread about upcoming events... We can start separate threads for discussion & organization, and I'll put links here.

^_^





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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #7344349

After the winter gardening "lull," the spring seed swap got us off to a great start on seed sowing and garden planting. This year's spring plant swap is in NJ, but there's definitely room on the calendar for a "DC & South Mid-Atlantic swap" also. Having more than one "seasonal" swap going on is great! Different dates/locations mean more people will be able to attend one or the other (or both!). For inspiration on hosting a plant party, see previous MA swap threads or this DG article: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1478/

We've got quite a list of spring garden events and festivals below. It's always fun to see if you can meet up with other DGers at an event and that's easy to organize by starting a thread in this forum (be sure and let me know so I can post a link on the list)!

Also, onewish is maintaining a google calendar for the Northeast Forum and is adding MAG events to it. Click here and bookmark this handy link: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=jjt5jf00rom6k0u5bd6e9djrsg@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York


APRIL


April 6 & 7: Daffodil Festival in Gloucester, VA. Tours of Brent & Becky's Sat. only. Sunny both days, high of 70 forecast for Sunday!

April 13 & 14: Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery Spring Opening Sale, Eastern Shore, sign up to be a member and shop on Friday April 12! http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/plant_sales.html

Mt. Cuba Gardens date and details TBA, but we're discussing it here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1298702/ They're open Fridays & Saturdays after April 19

April 26 & 27: National Arboretum 23rd annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale, FREE admission, see post on this thread and http://www.fona.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=75
Friday April 26, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Friends of the National Arboretum members only; 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Open to the public
Saturday April 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Open to the public
Note that "Friends" can pre-order online starting mid-March, so sign up to support your National Arboretum and enjoy this great benefit!

Saturday, April 27, Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap, 10am - 2pm, in Middletown NJ. See Loretta's comments here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9487091 website: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?Id=2518

Saturday, April 27: Rutgers Master Gardener's Q&A + Plant Sale, 9 am to 3 pm. New Brunswick, NJ http://events.rutgers.edu/njaes/event.asp?id=16316&d=201304&u=all&c=m2


MAY

Saturday May 11: Bulb sorting & ? event at Critter's. Help sort the lily bulbs from the group buy and join us for lunch, maybe something garden-crafty

Saturday, May 18: SPRING PLANT SWAP (the weekend after Mother's Day), NJ, details, sign-up, and links to plant swapping threads here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305618/

Market Day at Cylburn Arboretum, May ? , Baltimore, leftover bulbs & more http://www.cylburnassociation.org/index.html

JUNE

Saturday, June 8: Allentown Hidden Gardens Tour, 10 am to 2 pm. http://allentowngardenclub.net/index.php?p=tour&j=.NU7TOl18bz.AzQbIBNLsINPws3dXVV2





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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7344468

Here is an interest thread for Longwood http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1061097/
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #7345540

Critter, Can you please start a seed swap thread?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 9, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #7352752

Here it is, Stormy, hope it's what you had in mind: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1061784/
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #7376938

If anyone has dates for any of the public garden events and shows, maybe they can post them here. I'll check on a few tonight.

HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #7377155

Guess it won't hurt to port a Rawlings Conservatory link here as well. Ric
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1063223/
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #7399356

bumping up... new seed swap dates & links at the top of the thread! :-)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2010
10:21 PM

Post #7420900

Coming Feburary 28th, The one and only Philadelphia Flower Show, Yea, I'm ready already!This should bring you some warm thoughts, when our high today was 26*F, with a stiff wind. Ric
This year's theme is "Passport to theWorld"
http://www.theflowershow.com/Showinfo/index.html

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #7441893

Feb 13th Well Sweep is having it's green house tour & fairy dwelling workshop

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1067901/
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2010
4:47 PM

Post #7441976

added Well Sweep to the list at the top... thanks for the link!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
3:24 PM

Post #7445368

here is another Sussex Co Fairgrounds - Agusta, NJ March 11 - 14

http://springfest.typepad.com/springfest/w.html

and my photos from last year

http://picasaweb.google.com/AllisonNJ71/Springfest2009#
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7445392

I've always wanted to tour the large woodland garden exhibits at the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockesson, De., a short drive from Wilmington. I hear that this is quite an impressive place and a must see for the shade gardener.

http://www.mtcubacenter.org/visit/tours_n_admission.html
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #7445399

Allison, Isn't there a famous Iris display garden somewhere up near you?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7445411

the only one I know of is Pittsgrove Farms.. but I have never been there

http://pittsgrovefarms.com/default.htm
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
3:58 PM

Post #7445478

Hmm, Longwood Gardens... Mt. Cuba... and isn't Winterthur not too far away from those also? Maybe we need to plan a weekend gettaway gathering... :-)
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7445493

Winterthur is right between the other two. It would be a fun filled weekend., There is also a winery with cafe right there beside a hugh antique mall in Chadds Ford. The (Wyeth) Brandywine River Museam is right there as well as the battlefield. It's a wonderful location for a weekend getaway. Lots to see and do.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7446002

My in-laws took a bus tour up thattaway a couple years ago... had a wonderful time... I'll have to check to see where they stayed, as I seem to remember a B&B they liked a lot.
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7446030

There's a nice hotel, not too expensive near Longwood. It's one of the big chains that has a nice brunch. It's more family oriented, but does have a bar. I'll look it up.
ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #7446087

When we went to Longwood in 2008, Paul and I stayed at Staybridge Suites, it was wonderful! There are 2 bedrooms and baths. and a sitting area with a mini kitchen with coffee pot, toaster, frig, dishwasher and all the dishes and pots and pans, and 3 TVs. They also have a free breakfast which is not just coffee and pasteries.
It is located near a mall and there are some nice resturants near by.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
7:44 PM

Post #7446142

That sounds good too, Stormy... and I'm thinking we might want to start a thread about this now, even if we wouldn't be going until late spring/early summer (gotta have the hostas up and growing well in that shade garden), just so we don't take up this thread too much.

Please check out this thread I started: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1068140/

(Stormy, please post near the top of the thread so you can help me keep this organized if it comes to pass. Thanks!)

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stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7446198

Lady, Do you remember the price range on that Staybridge?
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7446237

Critter, I can't get your link to work!!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
8:28 PM

Post #7446286

Stormy, the first link I posted didn't go through, but I edited it 20 minutes ago... tried it just now and it seems fine. The thread should be near the top of the MAG forum. I'll post the link again on this post.

I found a website for Staybridge and posted it on the Garden Weekend thread. Looks like $100 to $125 per night, without taking group or other discounts into consideration, but people could share a room & split the cost.

Let's discuss it more here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1068140/
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2010
8:43 PM

Post #7452687

Is there a thread started for the Philadelphia Flower show? Did we discuss a date?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2010
8:53 PM

Post #7452715

As far as I know, there's no thread yet for the Philly show.
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7452722

Critter, Do you want to start one? I don't have a photo from the show to use.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2010
9:15 PM

Post #7452795

Here you go! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1068700/

Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7490614

Hiya all - I'm thinking about having a 'southernish part of VA' swap in earlyish spring - met me know if anyone would be interested ^_^
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7491737

Becky, you know there's interest! Better start a thread! LOL

"early spring" -- we talking April, or May?
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #7494150

That's a nice offer, Bec. Would this swap be in addition to the one that Aspenhill is planning?

Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2010
8:42 PM

Post #7495978

I didn't know Aspen was planning one ^_^ I was thinking April/May ^_^
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 25, 2010
9:33 PM

Post #7496137

The New Jersey Flower & Garden show is Feb 18-21. Ken Druse is one of the speakers this year.

http://www.macevents.com/show.cfm/eventID/121


stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
12:07 AM

Post #7496644

Suzieq, It looks like a great event. Thanks for posting it!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
12:11 AM

Post #7496654

SuzieQ, have you posted that on the NE forum?

Welcome btw. My friends live very close to you in Hopewell Twp.
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7498362

Hi flowerjen,
No, I have not posted this in the NE forum. I will look at that later today. We are very close to Hopewell. Actually, my DH works for Hopewell twp.

The NJ Flower & Garden show usually offers some good seminars included with the admission fee. I really like it because it is not as crowded at the Philly flower show. Granted, it's much smaller, but I don't like crowds.

Another good event is the Rutgers Home Garden School. They have some very good seminars. Let me see if I can find a link...here, this should work.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/brochures/intros/homegardeners.html

Sue

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stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #7498496

Wow, Susieq, Thanks! That's another great link. I could certainly use that class on pruning. Do you know which campus these classes are held at?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #7498535

Stormy, this campus
Hickman Hall
Cook/Douglass Campus
New Brunswick, NJ
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #7498566

Thanks, Jen. Which campus is Rutgers' main campus? I'm going to look into the info on that class. Every time I prune something, the next time my arborist friend stops by, he tells me I did it improperly. Grrrrr, I just don't seem to be getting it.
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7498770

Stormy - I have taken that class a few years ago. I STiLL have trouble pruning. It's just one of those things that I can't get my mind around. It is a very informative class though.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #7498794

New Brunswick campus is by far the largest and it's divided into Cook, Douglass, Livington, Busch and College Ave
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #7498894

LOL, Thanks, Susie. I guess there are mental blocks against pruning, sort of like how my brain couldn't process geometry! But, I do think it would be a worthwhile course. Gosh, Susie, it's a shame you missed our seed swap on Saturday. It wouldn't have been a very far drive for you.
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #7498908

Maybe next time Stormy! I looked it up and I don't think It would have been far. We go to an Antique Tractor show up in that area and it takes about an hour or so.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
5:28 PM

Post #7498938

I know!! we drove right past you!! We had room could have picked you up...def next time!
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
5:48 PM

Post #7499007

Susie, I've added you to my mailing list for swaps. Be sure to check your Dmail from time to time.
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7499152

Thank you Stormy!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2010
4:24 AM

Post #7500967

Blackwater NWR, located near Cambridge, MD, hosts an Eagle Festival every year.
This year it is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 2010 and is the 10th anniversay of the event.
They have numerous captive birds of prey featured, including eagles and owls.

Copied from the Blackwater NWR website:
"8:00am - 4:00pm. Live eagle, peregrine falcon and other birds of prey programs, kid's programs, kid's bird box construction, puppet show, eagle prowls, bird walk, wildlife exhibits and live bird exhibits, and food all day."
Another link for more info: http://www.tourdorchester.org/attraction.php?attraction=13
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7501006

Thanks for posting this VWR!
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2010
11:03 AM

Post #7501332

Critter, I should have a list of the dates for the botanical garden fairs in VA soon and I'll post them soon - Spring is just around the corner!
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7519175

Jill, here's the latest news from Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria,VA 22312 (near the intersection of Little River Turnpike & Braddock Road)

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/

Saturday Garden Markets: April 10, 17, 24; May 1 and 8. 9 AM - 1 PM.

Spring Garden Day: Saturday, May 15th, 9 AM - 3 PM. Plant sale with more than 40 vendors.

Check the web site for all the news about spring programs, teas, and art exhibits.

(edited to add info about Garden Day)

This message was edited Feb 1, 2010 2:08 PM
Foxnfirefly
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
11:05 PM

Post #7575132

Here's another item for fun, Critter!!

Right now---orchid blooms and history and culture exhibit going on at the U.S. Botanic Gardens on Independence Avenue, SW. (Federal Center Metro) Free

I was there in December and saw a few in bloom at that time. Lovely colors!! Visitors should be able to see much more in bloom now through March!

I am planning to go this week during lunch break if I can get out there.


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jhennessey
Damascus, MD

February 22, 2010
5:35 PM

Post #7579143

March 4th, all day, Chesapeake College in Easton. Greenhouse seminar by University of MD and the MD extension service. Cost is $40 and includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7579266

Thank you, Jhennesy. Sounds very interesting. Hopefully we can get the list up top updated soon.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #7579300

That does sound nice. I'd love to go to that. I think it would be the day after we go to the Phila Show so I doubt I would make it but it does sound good. Holly
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
2:28 PM

Post #7581243

I've made updates to the top post... PLMK if I've missed anything!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #7581253

http://www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring2010
MD Home and Garden Show in Timonium, March 6-7 and 12-14
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
2:36 PM

Post #7581265

Thanks, Sally!
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #7581794

Thanks, Critter. Does anyone have any good events in PA or DE that should be included?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #7581862

Best I can do with DE is this nearby
Native Plant sale at Adkins Arboretum in May
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/plant_sales.html
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7581904

We have a couple of local shows Hbg and York but I don't think anyone would want to travel to see them.
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
4:33 AM

Post #7583302

If you know about them, Holly might as well mention them. You never know who's lurking.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #7583593

Pennsylvania Garden Expo Harrisburg, Pa.
Friday Feb 26th thru Sunday Feb 28th
http://www.pagardenexpo.org/
When this show first opened several years ago I was moderately impressed and thought it was a pretty nice show for a first show but I expected it to get better each year which it didn't. The largest and nicest displays were from landscapers that mostly were promoting hard-scape and were a bit lite on the plant material. There was a really beautiful pond display. There weren't a lot of vendors and about half of them didn't have anything to do with gardening. Then last year they didn't open at all and now this year it is run by a different promoter so I don't really know what it might be like.

Mid-Atlantic Garden Show York, Pa.
March 4th thru 7th
http://www.midatlanticgardenshow.com/
A nice little show the largest displays aren't real big but they do have some nice plant material, displays from local garden clubs and interesting vendors that are mostly plant related.
I wouldn't travel very far to see either of these shows but if you live in the area they would make a nice evening or afternoon activity.

stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7584108

Those may be very appealing to local people, or anyone visiting the area on those dates. Your comments are quite helpful too.Thanks, Holly.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
7:50 PM

Post #7584778

Thanks! I've added those to our growing list... :-)

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 4, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7604110

20th Annual Flower and Garden Festival
An annual event, a perennial experience
Date: 4/17/2010 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $3 Suggested Donation
Location: Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Historic Leesburg will once again be in full bloom as lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens fill the streets. Over 120 vendors will be on display featuring landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs, and so much more! Be sure to visit our new Demonstration Stage and take a stroll along Wirt Street as we introduce a new street of vendors. A variety of food, music, children’s entertainment, and crafts will be on hand to make this event a weekend not to miss; it’s an annual event and a perennial experience! For more information, please visit www.idalee.org or call 703-777-1368.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #7604165

That sounds like fun.

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 4, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7604187

Have only gone once, several years ago, and enjoyed it. They close off business 7 and business 15 in the middle of town. We're planning on going this year.
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2010
4:47 AM

Post #7610232

Leesburg is such a neat place and we've always heard this is an incredible festival! Unfortunately we've never been able to go because we're always in Alexandria that weekend :( Which reminds me, Critter I need to post the dates of the plant sales for everyone. There are several in the DC area which are close for some of you!
stormyla
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2010
7:16 PM

Post #7612001

Pat, That festival really sounds nice. Thanks for posting it!

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2010
12:15 PM

Post #7631146

24th Annual
Daffodil Festival

Saturday, March 27 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, March 28, 2010
Main St. - Gloucester, Virginia FREE

http://www.co.gloucester.va.us/pr/Events/df/homepage.html

Gloucester Master Gardeners will host
tours of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. This
family has been in the business of
daffodils for three generations and the
forth is now on staff! Catch a tour bus
on the corner of Lewis and Main for the
one and one half hour trip. Tour fee is
$5/ person, tickets available at 8:30 am on Festival morning.
Villiers
Chadds Ford, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7650493

This coming week-end, there is a Orchid show and sale at Longwood Gardens (March 26,27 and 28).
Last year it was a great show and the prices were reasonnable.

Also in Newark, DE, Univerity of Delaware id having their annual plant sale April23 and 24.
Details on line http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/events/annualsale.html
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
11:42 AM

Post #7650621

Thanks! I added both of those to our calendar at the top. :-)

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2010
5:23 PM

Post #7660816

AHS annual Spring Garden Market Plant Sale
April 15 to17th. From their website:

"The American Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Market features a variety of vendors of plants, garden supplies, garden art, and other related products. The Spring Garden Market at River Farm is one of the premiere plant sales in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with more than 2,000 shoppers last year. Click here to see pictures of last year’s Garden Market."

Schedule:

AHS Members’ Night Thursday, April 15,2010 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Public Sale Friday, April 16, 2010 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Public Sale Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Link for more info:
http://www.ahs.org/river_farm/10/spring_garden_market.htm

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #7660833

Also, at the National Arboretum:

Garden Fair
April 24, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
New York Avenue parking lot

"The 18th annual Garden Fair offers an extensive selection of unusual plants, garden supplies, books, art, family activities, and more. National Arboretum staff members will answer your garden questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Free admission."

For their calendar of events go to:
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/events.html

Just realized I miised their native plant sale, it was today :-(
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7660868

Jill, don't you need to add the seed swap May 8th at Henrietta's in Burtonsville? Maybe double check with her on date and time.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7660897

Pippi, I would add it if I knew about it... do you have a link to a thread here for it? Burtonsville, MD? Did I miss a post on this thread? Who is Henrietta? (I'm not good at remembering "real" names.)

Also, the last I knew, jfleming was planning to host a spring plant swap (for the more southern Mid-Atlantic folks) and Becky was going to give her a hand... but as far as I know we don't yet have a date for that, maybe mid-May?

Greenthumb, thanks for those links! I'll get them added to the top of the thread. :-)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 27, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7661041

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin
http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390
Forecast for later this week is great too! sunny 70's on Thursday
We attempted to go as few years go and accidentally went on the day of the biggest parades and street festival and a Saturday or Sunday--it was beyond mobbed, and we didn't know where to go...but what little we saw were beautiful. This Friday being Good Friday, it may be crowded too.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7661050

Nordonia Hills Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

May 8, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Northfield Center Town Hall
9546 Brandywine Road
(at the intersection of Brandywine Rd., Olde Eight Rd., and S.R. 82)
Northfield Center, Ohio 44067-2408

http://www.nordoniahillsgardenclub.com/communityevents/plantsale.html

For all of those DG members who are in our area, please do come by, we have some of the most incredible plants that our member contribute to this sale. A new item that was a big hit last year were hanging baskets. We will also have gently used garden tools. Most plants are in the $3.00 - $5.00 range.

Come support us by stopping by to see if we have anything you might be interested.

This is our annual and only fund raising project that we currently have, hopefully later this year we will come up with another fund raiser.

If you come, please make sure to ask for me as I would love to meet other DG'ers.

Janet
edited to add the address of our plant sale


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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #7672499

Thanks! My apologies for not having the spring plant swap dates at the top of this thread.. they are there now!
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7687300

Hey Jill,

Here's' the scoop on the Lewis Ginter Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale:

Thursday, April 29 (1-6 p.m.), Friday, April 30 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Saturday, May 1 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

More information here: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=160

As we've discussed in the past, it's a great sale, and well worth the trip, even from a few hours out of town!

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7688031

Jill,

The Frederick County, Maryland Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale is April 24th from 8-12 a.m. It is held at the Extension Office at 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2010
8:23 PM

Post #7688245

Thanks!

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2010
7:39 AM

Post #7691715

Jill,

The Morgan County, WV Master Gardeners sponsored Annual Plant Fair is held Friday, May 7th, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, May 8th, 9am to 4pm in the little Berkley Springs State Park in “downtown” Berkley Springs, WV. This plant sale is large and fills much of the open area in the little park, with at least a couple dozen vendors in addition to the Master Gardeners sales area. Prices vary from good to great and there is a wide selection plants: annuals, perennials, ferns, shrubs, natives, etc. Unfortunately I could not find a link giving more than the dates, times and location. It has been an excellent sale in past years. i.e. I've purchased really healthy, full, 10-12" tall azaleas for $5.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2010
1:16 PM

Post #7692503

Thanks! I've added it to our growing list.

Don't forget, if you're planning to go to events around here.. start a thread, and maybe you'll be able to meet up with other DGers there. I'll try to catch any forum threads and link them to the events list, but I'd appreciate a nudge if I miss adding a link.

:-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2010
3:13 AM

Post #7701606

I added the dates from Critters post to the calendar I started in the NE... figured some of us live close enough to do either swaps or events

http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=jjt5jf00rom6k0u5bd6e9djrsg@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

you can start your own google calendar and import the dates you like from this one... to your own
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2010
4:49 AM

Post #7701749

Thank you very much!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2010
4:51 AM

Post #7701758

no problem... hope someone makes use of it

:)

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #7709716

Jill,

is there some way to get DG Admin to create a "sticky" calender of events that you (or some other designated person) could update on an on-going basis? More like a bulletin board than a thread, not for discussion but a listing kept at the top of the forum, like your second post in this thread.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #7709876

all you would have to ask admin to make it a sticky
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #7709898

Yes, making this thread a "sticky" should work fine for that purpose. I can drop admin a line to see what they think.

I appreciate that people have limited discussion on this thread, but there are still useful details posted here that would be lost if we went to a different format (plus, I don't think there's a way to post a calendar or bulletin board in that way, but stickying a thread is straightforward).

When the thread gets too long, we can just sticky a new on in its place... and as you suggested, perhaps people could take turns offering to manage the Events list.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2010
12:24 PM

Post #8190586

Rawlings Conservatory's annual Chrysanthemum Display started Oct 31st and runs through Nov 21st. Located in Druid Hill Park just off i83. It's a great, little show, and friendly to seniors and disabled. Lots of benches and places to sit and rest a bit. Enjoy. Ric

2010 pics here! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1139351/

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2010
12:32 PM

Post #8190593

Don't forget Longwood. Their display began Sept 6th and also runs thru Nov 21st. You can check them out here. Ric
http://www.longwoodgardens.org/AutumnsColors.html

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2010
2:47 PM

Post #8190804

Thanks, Ric!

Anybody else have regional events to add to our fall/winter list?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #8190810

Trying to talk my friend into going to Longwood next week.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2010
5:49 AM

Post #8191863

Thanks for the ideas!
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #8192447

Here's another fun event coming up soon - like this weekend! I haven't attended, but my next door neighbors went last year, loved it, and are planning to go again. We have visited the Cider Works on the premises, and enjoyed it very much.

I think it would be a great outing on a nice autumn day:

http://www.vintagevirginiaapples.com/harvestfest.htm
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 7, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #8198917

The Holiday display at Rawlings is Dec 11th- 2010-January 2, 2011, Monday through Sunday. Ric
merrymath
Morrisville, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8304791

I am looking forward to visiting Hortulus Farm, a hundred acre, 18th Century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst the beautiful, rolling hills of historic Bucks County, PA and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Gardens Cooperative. Created and owned by world-famous garden and event designer Renny Reynolds and noted garden writer and author Jack Staub, Hortulus Farm has been called both "a garden of world-class charm" and "one of Pennsylvania's secret treasures". In 2000, the Hortulus Farm Foundation was created to insure that this distinguished property will continue to exist as a public garden and horticultural study center in perpetuity. The gardens and museum at Hortulus Farm are open for tours from May to October.

I am anxious to see what plants I can find in their nursery.

http://www.hortulusfarm.com/index.html

MARY
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8304809

Hi Mary, Thanks for posting this. That is not too far from me either. I have never heard of it.

Have you ever been to Fordhook Farm near Doylestown? They are only open for certain events, but it is very beautiful. I believe it was the original home of W. Atlee Burpee.
merrymath
Morrisville, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8304935

Suzie ... I only learned about Hortulus Farm this fall. I have never been there ... maybe we can arrange to go there on the same day.

I never heard of Fordhook Farm ... need to check that out.

Have you ever been to Pennsbury Manor (former estate of William Penn) ... best tour I have ever experience ... if you put a visit there on your agenda, let me know ... I would enjoy going again ... it is very close to me ... but a challenge to find ...esp if you use a GPS or any internet map directions ... all their directions involve roads with detours that do not get you there ... but if you call them ... they will strive to give you directions that will get you there.

MARY

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8305575

Sounds like a great place to visit...def on my list...thanks for the link
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8305699

I was thinking that too...I'd love to go to Pennsbury.
suzieq2761
Lambertville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8306536

It has been several years since I went to Pennsbury, but it was beautiful. I agree, a challenge to get to though.

critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8306795

I see I need to catch up and get the first post updated! I also need to finalize our date for the midwinter seed swap in Frederick and start a thread... probably Feb. 19, or maybe Feb. 27. Next year I'll try to be ready the first week in Feb, but this year that wasn't quite happening. :-)
merrymath
Morrisville, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8306815

Jill, Susie just alerted me to this event: 9th Annual New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

February 17 to 20

http://macevents.com/show.cfm/eventID/121

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8306967

my advice if you are going to that show... go early... when Michele and I were leaving last year... there was miles of traffic going in there

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8307632

Jill, if you can get a date for the Swap at Chef Lins, I will volunteer to be your money collector again.
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8308171

And I'll bring a couple door prizes. Dunno if I have any plants to swap but I do have seeds & that should work!!! Becky, your caudex plants you gave me last year are doing great!! I have a little section of bench just for them: "Caudex City." LOLOLOL. Will have to take pix when they wake up. Thanks again. Looking forward to this swap. It helps me get closer to Spring.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8309374

Thanks! I'm getting the first post on this thread updated (Philly Flower Show is on the horizon also), and I'm getting ready to post a thread for the seed swap. :-)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8342131


Here is something to add to the list.


Plant sale by Mount Laurel Garden Club at the Mt Laurel library, Sat April 30, 9am-noon. Plants are very cheap and go very fast. Mostly perennials, some coleus and a few annuals. Rain or Shine.
- Proceeds go towards college scholarship for local HS Senior.

http://www.mtlaurelgardenclub.com/

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8354300

I realize that this is not particularly convenient in time or location for most (myself included), but The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the (US Fish & Wildlife) National Conservation Training Center are co-sponsoring a presentation about the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug at 7:00 PM the evening of Wednesday, February 9.

"Admission is free and anyone is welcome to attend.

The presenter will be Dr. Tracy Leskey, entomologist at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville.

Dr. Leskey and her colleagues at the Research Station are in the forefront of
research into the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and she co-chairs a special USDA
working group that is trying to find ways to respond to the problems the insect
poses."

The HCTC is about 5 miles outside of Sheperdstown, WV

See http://training.fws.gov/meet/gettinghere.html for directions.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8354840

Wish they were having something like that in our area. Yuck Stinkbugs, still have them in the house.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8354846

I just found one in the house last week Holly... was hanging out on my houseplants... caught it in a cup and tossed him out in the cold

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8354849

I sucked some up in a shop vac. Do you think they'll find their way out?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8354918

hopefully not.. LOL
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8401919

Special presentations at the Loudon Extension Service!

(copied from Dmail -- thanks!)

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. Find out how you can encourage bees in your landscape, and learn about the natural history and diversity of native bees and their contributions to wild plants, agriculture and back yard gardens during this special presentation by T'ai Roulston. This program is being offered by and being held at the Loudoun Extension Office, Leesburg.

"Bringing Nature Home" by Doug Tallamy
Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Ida Lee Park, downstairs meeting room). Gardening in our crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore. Because our gardens and managed landscapes are part of the world that sustains humans and the life around us, we must give thoughtful consideration to what we plant in our gardens and how these choices impact the environment. We can no longer view plants only as ornaments but must consider all of their roles and their intricate relationships with animals and insects. Tallamy will discuss the importance of native plants in our landscapes, emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this inspiring and enlightening message in person! This free program is sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Questions: contact Laura McGranaghan at lmcgranaghan@loudounwildlife.org.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8408444

Just to let everyone know that you can find info about the plant swap that I will be hosting at my home in Mount Bethel, PA.


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1162293/



Hope to see everyone from last year and lots of new faces.

Regards

Teri

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8408605

Hooray! Looks like we've got two plant swaps underway for spring, which will be really good for our more northern & our more southern members being able to make it to one or the other. (The VA swap doesn't have a thread posted yet; I'll add a link above when it does.)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2011
11:54 PM

Post #8411268

Don't forget the world class Cherry Blossom Festival, March 26 to April something

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/

I went once, about six years ago and poorly planned. Others here may have better tips on which Metro stations are good, or which days or times.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8411560

Not this month, but-----save the date...

The Rawlings Conservatory's "SPRING SHOW" will
run from April 16th-May 1st.

sheila.johnson@baltimorecity.gov She is the Volunteer Coordinator
and would be able to answer any of your questions.
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8438127

[quote="sallyg"]Don't forget the world class Cherry Blossom Festival, March 26 to April something

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/

I went once, about six years ago and poorly planned. Others here may have better tips on which Metro stations are good, or which days or times.[/quote]

Here's a link to the article in today's Washington Post with details on the scheduled events and travel tips for the Cherry Blossom Festival, which will run from March 26 to April 10th. Peak bloom is expected to be around March 29-April 3, but a few warm days can change that drastically! As the time gets closer, the Post will have updates each day.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/cherry-blossom-festival-travelers-guide/2011/03/17/ABlLVHx_story.html

My personal experience is that if at all possible, weekdays are much better than weekends, and Metro is the only way to go! I'm quite fortunate that I live close enough that I can watch the weather and when a beautiful sunny day appears, I pack the camera, some water, and hit the Metro for a delightful blossom peeping photo expedition - and the people-watching isn't bad either! LOL!

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2011
1:07 PM

Post #8438602

My dad swears that the best way to see the cherry blossoms is to get up very early on a weekend morning so you're downtown by or before 6 am... nobody else is around, and you can drive around and see all the beautiful blossoms, monuments, etc. You could probably even find street parking if you wanted to get out and walk around a little, but he wasn't there for the "sights" generally just for the cherry blossom views.

Of course, you don't see any of the "festival" that way, and I think there's generally a good bit going on, better some years than others.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8438737

Jill - When was the last time your father used this strategy? When I was a child we would eat dinner on the 4th of July, then drive downtown and actually park on the mall to watch the fireworks.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8438780

They did it when they visited us, hmm, probably at least 4 or 5 years ago.
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8439030

Jill, I'm sure your Dad's plan would still be a good one. We had neighbors years ago who did that, even on a weekday, and it worked for them. Street parking might be a little tougher now, since they've changed the meter schedules, so guess you'd have to be very aware of when they begin enforcing parking.

I love walking around the blossoms, getting up close and personal (see photo) Even on a crowded weekday afternoon, there are plenty of spots to either just sit and enjoy, and lots of photo ops to be had as you stroll around.

Wow that your Dad can get down there so early - from your house?!!!! Kudos to him!

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ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8465017

Another interesting talk in Leesburg, VA. This is sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners.

April 7. The Miracle of Spring, Our Native Wildflowers, Carol Ivory, Loudoun County Master Gardener. Carol started hiking the C&O Canal towpath in 2000 and couldn't help but fall in love with the native wildflowers along the Potomac. For the past 5 years she has been identifying and studying the wild flowers at Balls Bluff Regional Park. Learn about the great variety of wild flowers found at Balls Bluff and where you can buy native wildflowers that will do well in your garden.

Unless otherwise specified, all Association Meetings are held at 7 PM at the Loudoun County Extension Office, 30 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite B, Leesburg, VA 20175. Lower Level Conference Room.

Association meetings focus on a speaker of interest and are open to the general public.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8467200

Daylily---

That is an absolutely gorgeous picture of a Cherry Blossom!
You should frame it!!!
Gita
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8470866

Thanks, Gita. It was one of those magical days, with bright blue skies, not much wind, and just the right light conditions. Doesn't happen very often! ;-)

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8544361

Just got an e-mail today:

Free Pollinator Film on Tuesday May 10 at 7:00 pm in Shepherdstown, WV

On Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm The National Conservation Training Center will present the midatlantic Premiere of of the new film Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? Filmmaker Taggart Siegel will introduce his new film and take questions from the audience. The screening will take place at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. This film is co-sponsored by the American Conservation Film Festival, Fresh and Local Community Supported Agriculture, and The Locavore Project – WV.

Queen of The Sun is an in-depth investigation to discover the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder; a phenomenon where honeybees vanish from their hives, never to return. Queen of The Sun follows the voices and visions of beekeepers, philosophers, and scientists around the world, all struggling for the survival of the bees. The film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping creating an engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film that weaves together a dramatic story that uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

An independent filmmaker since the mid-1980’s, Taggart Siegel is best known as the director of the 2006 grass-roots hit The Real Dirt on Farmer John. This critically acclaimed feature documentary about a maverick visionary farmer, won 31 international film festivals awards and was released theatrically around the world.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of a monthly series of "NCTC Conservation Lectures” held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or mark_madison@fws.gov
or check out our web page at: http://training.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8576470



Herb Festival

Herb Festival on Saturday, May 28 - the Conservatory will be selling spring bulbs and annual plants. Volunteers will be needed to work the following shifts: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (unloading van - must be done by 9, so please be at our site by 8), setting up, selling); 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (selling); 1 - 4 p.m. (selling, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., shutting down and loading van). Our site is near the Food tents and Crimea Mansion. The event goes on rain or shine; bring water and dress for whatever weather is forecast for the day. We need multiple volunteers for all time slots. Leaking Park is on Windsor Mill Road, near with intersection with Forest Park Ave, close to Kernan Hospital.

DATE: 5/28/2011 (Sat.)

LOCATION: Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd & Forest Park

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8583905

Last time we went there was a guy set up with a scale model coal fired train, the size that people sit on and ride.
Here's a link to lectures, there are also two bluegrass bands on the program
http://www.baltimoreherbfestival.com/program.htm
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8586359

Thanks! I can see I need to update this thread again...

I need to plan ahead one of these years and save the date for that herb festival.

Are there any other special events on this coming holiday weekend that we should know about? If so, please post to share them!
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8587127

Was wondering if anybody would be interested in a trip to Lancaster County for a day; We would be going to the Mennonite nursery where I get my rare plants (variegated Dogwood plants, Variegated Rose of Sharon, Variegated Lily of the valley and other neat stuff she has? Then going to another huge Mennonite nursery that has plants we don't have here in Cumberland County, and finally stopping at the Shady Maple Restaurant, also run by Mennonites, that has two Humongeous buffets and a dessert bar that is not only large & lots of selections but has a big sugar free section, as well. Let me know if there is any interest and I can set up a thread for it. Thanks. and if we have time, I can take you to a nursery near us that has only shade plants all hardy here.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8587225

Buttoneer----

Do you have a date for this event?????

Thanks...Gita

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8591586

Buttoneer-

We'd sure be interested. When are you thinking of doing the trip?

Pat
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2011
7:01 PM

Post #8591725

Ok, here is the thread for this trip. It will either be Wednesday, June 8 or Saturday June 25, depending on how many people are available for each date.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1185070/

Thanks, Buttoneer
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8745366

Wow! This summer has just been flying by. I hope we'll be able to get a good schedule of festivals, garden shows, etc. posted for fall, and hopefully we'll get a few group expeditions together.

Meanwhile, I'm happy to announce that the fall plant swap party will be Saturday, Sept. 10, hosted by yours truly. Here's the thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1207616/ I hope to see you there!

medlarman

medlarman
Fairfax, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8807817

Edible Landscaping (in Afton, Virginia) is hosting its Fall Fruit Festival on Saturday, Sep 24. Tours on the hour from 10AM - 5PM. Many items on sale at 50%.

These are a lot of fun; my wife and I try to go and ogle their plants every year.

Announcement is here:

http://www.ediblelandscaping.com/workshops.php?id=7

critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8807846

Thanks! I've added it to the list at the top. :-)

medlarman

medlarman
Fairfax, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 15, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8809883

"Wild Western Prince William County Farm Tour", at various locations in Prince William County, Virginia.

Saturday, September 24 from 10 - 4PM
Sunday, September 25 from 12 - 4PM

The web page is http://www.pwcfarmtour.com/index.html

Haven't ever been to any of them, but that doesn't stop me from recommending the Christmas tree farm (I talked to the son of the owner about it, and it's a fascinating business), and Yankey Farms, which sells tasty produce locally.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8809958

Thanks; added it, too! :-)

medlarman

medlarman
Fairfax, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8847725

One of these days, my schedule will be such that I can make it to one of the events I post! Sounds pretty cool, plus there is free food. For what more could one wish?

"Agricultural Options for the Small Landowner

Virginia State University and Virginia Cooperative Extension in Prince William are hosting a panel discussion to explore a range of growing and marketing strategies for small landowners. This workshop is targeted to the new, beginning and part-time farmer who is interested in creating and maximizing profits from their land. A particular focus will be on the availability of resources open to the new grower who is still learning what to grow, how to increase production and how to sell it at a profit.

Thursday, November, 10, 2011, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, at the Old Courthouse, 9246 Lee Street, Manassas VA 20110-5073

REGISTRATION REQUESTED - call 703-792-7747 or e-mail master_gardener@pwcgov.org

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

AGENDA

6:30 pm - Meet and Greet (light refreshments provided)

7:00 pm - Guided panel discussion

8:15 pm - Question and answer session

Refreshments kindly sponsored by Farm Bureau and Farm Credit

The panel will include:

Francis Ngoh, a shitake mushroom farmer from Goldvein, VA; selling product to Whole Foods Market and developing his organic certification

Rick Crofford, an asparagus and berry grower from Botha VA; Part-time grower, producing 6 acres; marketing through an online produce supply

Jay Yankey, a mixed produce farmer from Nokesville, VA; selling seasonally at farm and markets stands, wholesale, and CSA"

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1ASC3VIq2hEW2MynvRfiKsaGEmQxdngd51Px_Nhtad0EqTyTfarChIXrx6EeY&hl=en&pli=1
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #8960459

Butterfly talk in Leesburg!

Pat just sent this in -- thanks, ecnalg!

Butterflies in Winter ― Sunday, January 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Registration Required. Location is Rust Library in Leesburg. Did you leave your garden a little "messy" at the end of the season? Well, hidden in old flower stems or tucked away in a hibernaculum, an egg or caterpillar may be waiting out the chill. And what about the adults? Well - there just may be butterflies in that leaf pile!Where do butterflies go in the winter? How do they hibernate? In what form? How does a miniscule egg form into a beautiful creature of flight? Can you raise butterfly eggs to adulthood for release? Nicole Hamilton will answer all of these questions, show you some overwintering chrysalids and more! Learn how you can help butterfly populations and encourage butterflies to over-winter in your very own backyard. For those interested, following the program, we'll walk around the habitat restoration area and see what signs of butterflies we can find. This free program is sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Sign up online. For questions, contact Nicole Hamilton at nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #8967838

If there's any interest in a lunch & plant/seed swap
in the Greater Philly area please let me know.
I'm thinking perhaps the 2nd or 3rd week in April and
holding it in a restaurant near the Christmas Tree Shop
in Cherry Hill, NJ, but I'm open to suggestions as well.

Cris

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #8967871

that would be doable
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2012
8:05 PM

Post #8968066

Great idea! We need more Mid-Atlantic swaps and parties in different locations and different times... everybody can't attend every event, much as we'd like to, but the more events we have the more likely that at least one of them will work for you. It's a blast to meet "in person" some of the folks you've come to know online. Thanks, Cris!

Cris, could you please start an "interest" or an "organization" thread for it in the Mid-Atlantic forum? I'll add a link to the first post in this thread.
.
I'm going to check date/cost with Chef Lin tomorrow, and then I'll put up the threads for the "Think Spring!" seed swap in Frederick. I made a couple of cute thumbnail photos for them today. :-) If you're unable to attend the Frederick or Philly area swaps, it may be possible to participate by mail (at least in the Feb. swap). People have taken part in the Frederick swap this way in the past, by pairing up with a volunteer "seed fairy" who will be at the swap (and essentially act as their proxy).

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #8969012

Cris, hope you get a group going!

critterologist- I'll be your money handler again if youd lke. The least I can do!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #8969231

Thanks, Sally, I'll sure take you up on that! I seem to go in six different directions at once during these things, so it's great to have that taken care of. It's also good to know you're planning to come! (note to Cris... delegation is good! :-)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2012
3:06 AM

Post #8969487

Chris Ric and I would be interested.
Also we are planning on hosting a Plant Swap probably in May.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #8970097

OK! The organization thread is up for the Frederick seed swap: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1237685/

And I just got a flyer from PHS about the 2012 Philly Int'l Flower Show. Theme this year is "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha." I can't wait! http://www.theflowershow.com/ShowInfo/index.html

If you want to try to get a group together for the flower show, just start a thread in the MAG forum, and I'll link it to the event list at the top. :-)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #8971445

That would be great Cris!!!!

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

January 20, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #8975110

I think a seed/plant swap sounds like great fun and I'd love to attend if it's not Apr 28, which is the date of our garden club plant sale in Mt. Laurel. I'd like it better if it was into the first part of May though. I have coleus I could bring, but sometimes it's too cold for them to be outside in Apr. I t hink the location of Cherry Hill, NJ near Christmas Tree Shop would be ideal.

This message was edited Jan 20, 2012 8:10 AM
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #8975663

One of the reasons I'm leaning towards the 3rd week of April is
that the last "frost" date is around the 15th. So for those who still
want seeds it won't be too late to plant yet for those of us who start
early we'll have seedlings to share.

It also is after all the holy days for the month no-one is excluded.
Will double post this in the "Philly Interest" post in the Mid-Atlantic
Gardening area

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 5, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #8995319

April 28 the Mt. Laurel Garden Club is having it's annual plant sale. Plants are really inexpensive. Mostly perennials, some coleus and other annuals. It's at the Mt. Laurel Library, 100 Whitman in Mt. Laurel, from 9am to noon. Frequently we sell out by 11am.
Just off Rt 38.

Sale is outside the library near the front door. There is also a used book sale taking place inside the library. Plant sale takes place rain or shine. Plants range from $2 to about $7. Can't guarantee nothing over $7, but MOST are $2 to $7. Mostly perennials, a few annuals, including coleus.

This message was edited Feb 27, 2012 2:33 PM

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #8995373

Not too far from where my DD lives. I'll definitely put this on my calendar and try to get there, thank you!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #8995491

I will put it on my NE calendar as well

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 5, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #8995561

If you come to the MLGC plant sale, ask for Coleuslover (Shirley). It would be nice to meet you. I will probably be there most of the time.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #8995601

Ric and I would come. We would be likely to bring small pants rather than seeds.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #8995621

Yippee! No more naked garden gnomes after Holly & Ric arrive.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #8996697

Sounds like a road trip to me!!!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #8996735

Hey Cris and Coleuslover maybe you all should combineevents for the Philly/Cherryhill area and attent Mt Laurel event and then meet for lunch somewhere yummy nearby where requests could be traded and "Look what I got buys exclaimed upon. Lots less formal , too. Just a thought. Judy
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #8997416

That sounds like a good idea to me.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #8997458

http://www.mountlaurel.com/recreation/pavilion.php

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #8997763

Jill, I got it!! ROFL
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #8998000

It baffles me why there are so many lakes around NJ but no-one
can swim in them. Back home in MA any body of water to be
found has a zillion people swimming in them in the summer.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #8998192

Cris--

I bet they are all polluted by something or other????
NJ has so many industries!
Besides, Wilmington and Philadelphia is not that far away either.

Just my guess...Gita

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2012
10:33 PM

Post #8998662

Gita, we aren't called the "Garden State" for no reason...we don't have that much industry left here everything has moved out because this is the WORST state to own a business in

We are also a high lawsuit state and if there was an accident and someone drowned they would sue the land owner, his brothers, father and hair dresser, so that is the MAIN reason you can't go swimming just anywhere

I lived on a lake for most of my life and my dad had brought in a water sample to have it tested, they said it was cleaner than most drinking water.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #8998909

Mea Culpa for assuming...

Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #8999007

Gita, I thought the same thing, groundwater pollution.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #8999904

As I learned from my brother-in-law, an attorney:

Why does Washington, DC have so many lawyers and New Jersey so much toxic waste?

Answer - New Jersey got to choose first.

Actually, much of N.J. is rural, and some such as the Deleware Water Gap area is rugged and wild. The entire state gets a bad rap due to heavy industrial areas that greatly pre-dated environmental awareness and regulation.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #8999906

rotfl
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9000061

Same here. ;)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9000195

Do ya' know why New Yorkers' are so depressed?

The light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey!!! LOL Ric


I think George Carlin was right, they should cut all the bridges and let it float away.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9000203

Poor NJ! Always gets a bad wrap...

my favorite--this is old...

..."So? You are from NJ?" ..."What Exit" :o)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9001992

ha ha ha
If you watched Sopranos, and live anywhere around Baltimore, those views of giant storage tanks, highway exits, and crappy marshland, in the intro, looked quite familiar.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9002072

MARYLAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW AT THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS IN TIMMONIUM.


Saturday, March 3 and Sunday--March 4
and
Friday, March 9th--Sunday, March 11th.the following weekend as well.

Hours:
Friday and Sunday--10AM-6PM
Saturday--10AM-9PM.

For more info. visit www.mdhomeandgarden.com Or call: 410-863-1180.

A great way to spend a day! It will blow you away what they can set up and create in the Cow Palace.
You will be GREEN with envy!

A lot of beautiful landscapes, gardens and businesses represented. Flower people, etc...
Also--several garden-related seminars and presentations.
A food court is always there as well.

Admission: Adults--$12
Seniors--$10
Kids 6-12--$3
Kids under 6--FREE.

Look for discount coupons in neighborhood publications. M&T bank, etc...

In an adjoining area--the more Commercial vendors...a lot of home improvement and whirlpool
tubs and that kind of a thing. Roofing and windows--yadda...yadda..yadda...

Above all--a lot of freebies to be had...like pens...magnets, chocolates etc...
****************************************************************

In an adjoining building--there will also be The Maryland Spring Craft Show.
More than 125 craftspeople participating.

Admission to the Craft Show is $6.

HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9002166

Thanks for the tip Gita!

Sally, after living in "Trenun" for almost 5 years, I thought the same when I visited Baltimore the first time. LOL
When the Crane Pottery Works burned (approx. 1 square city block) in '71 they closed Route 1 because of the huge LNG tanks on the other side of the highway.The fire was so big the firemen were spraying the tanks to cool them and the orange glow could be seen from Yardley, Pa. about 6 miles up the river. Ric
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9002295

Gita, thanks! Will try to add that to the top asap ( I might be out of edits for today).

If we could take non event posts over to a chat thread, I'd appreciate it, although I know I'll need to cut this sticky loose pretty soon and make a new one. Thanks!
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9004695

Critterologist,
Just to give you an update the Greater Philly area swap is
definitely on for April 21st & I'm calling it a "MEG"
"Meet, Eat & Greet".
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9018266

Coming soon, http://www.jpiexpo.com/pagardenexpo/
and starting new weekend:
http://www.theflowershow.com/ShowInfo/index.html
We're going to Harrisburg today, but with my foot surgery on the 1st we can't be sure of Philly. If we do get to go it would probably be March 7th since I'm scheduled for surgery on a blocked femoral artery on the 8th. Ric

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9018286

OOOOOOO, Ahmed Hassan is going to be at Harrisburg...NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! always when I have other plans, do I find out there is something more exciting going on!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9018359

That is where we are going today. He will probably be there tomorrow. I would let him come and landscape me anytime. LOL

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9018366

[quote="HollyAnnS"]That is where we are going today. He will probably be there tomorrow. I would let him come and landscape me anytime. LOL[/quote]

Ooooh!!! =) LOL!!!!!!!! He certainly is a handsome little critter, isn't he!? < =D
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9018881

If any of you are thinking of coming up to Hbg for this show don't bother. Pretty disappointing.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9018898

York's show is next weekend. It's better and more reasonable than Harrisburg. Siskel gave Harrisburg's show 2 thumbs down. LOL
Here's the link for York: http://www.pagsy.com/
the acronym is Pennsylvania Garden Show York, and is new, probably so they aren't confused with Harrisburg. ROFL Ric
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #9018986

Critterologist wanted to give you another update on the Greater Philly Swap,

the date is now the 28th to coincide with the Mt. Laurel plant sale.

Thanks.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2012
1:22 AM

Post #9019112

Jill, I don't know if you are aware of this but there are some bus trips going from Behnke's in Beltsville on Tuesday, March 6, leaving at 8 am and returning at 7 pm..organized by Washington Garden magazine. You can find the information on Behnke.com and also there is a bus running from downtown Silver Spring, on Wednesday, March 7th. You can contact Kathy Jentz, Editor of the magazine and President of Silver Spring Garden Club for details on the Silver Spring bus. You may reach her at 301-588-6894 or through email..laserblast@aol.com

Years ago when our son lived in NJ, outside of Philadelphia, we took the train in from Lindenwold on a Saturday and it was so crowded, you couldn't get near the exhibits and with winter coats on, you couldn't breathe in there. Taking the bus is a great idea and leave the driving to them! Going midweek, you might avoid those weekend crowds..Also you figure parking up there and cost of gas that continues to rise; it might be cheaper to take the bus. Just a thought!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 26, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9020745

Good tip on the bus... I don't have a plan quite in place yet for Philly, but we should start a thread to see who is going when.

What a week coming up! You could go to the York show this coming weekend, then head to Philly, then check out the MD home & garden show the next weekend.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9029201

The Pennsylvania Garden Show York is pretty good, it's a shame they did not attract as many vendors as Harrisburg, but then again they are competing with the opening of Philly.
The hardscape was much the same as others but these guys are, in the words of one exhibitor, "passionate" about plantscape as well. The plant material is of good quality, used appropriately and creatively. Water features were popular as usual with the trend for pondless displays found in a few exhibits.
Penn State, York Extension office had a informative and visually pleasing display on urban and container gardening, with plenty of Master Gardeners on hand for Q&A.
The demonstration area was well used by DIYers, Ticket prices were reasonable and parking is free. Lighting was better than most shows and Moon Light Times gives the visitor an idea of the garden at night.
Kudos to Rick Jacobus the event's promoter for adding a splash of color to the York area, a great kickoff to spring.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9041700

Rawlings Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2012

We are preparing for our spring flower show, which will be up from March 31-April 15, 2012. We are also planning another preview event for Friday, March 30. Mark your calendars, and dust off your favorite ’60s era outfit, as we get ready for “Flower Power.” This time, with costumes!
The flower show is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call 410-396-0008.

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2012
3:39 AM

Post #9042060

Oh boy HollyAnn, that looks like a GREAT place to spend the day!!!
pyours
Ballston Spa, NY

March 20, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9049993

Please add the 9th Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium to the event listing. April 13 & 14 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT. For enthusiastic home gardeners in zones 3 - 7. Topics incldue organic gardening, landscaping & garden design, natives, perennials, annuals, tropicasl and much more. Nationally recognized speakers. Check it out at http://www.pyours.com/symposium . Kerry Ann

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9053257

Time for the Rawlings Spring Show---and other events coming up.

Upcoming Events
Visit our online events calendar.

March 24 - BCA Plant Workshop, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m, Planning your Spring Garden. For this class, we examine the ingredients of successful gardening - light, soil, moisture, room to grow, and design elements - and help you create a plan to carry you from spring to fall. Fee: $10.

March 25 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., "Science Demonstration." Join Dr. Alan Stone for demonstrations and items on display to learn just how smart seeds are! Look at what seeds do to ensure their success when growing. Explore the connection between plants, science, and even engineering.

March 30 - Spring Flower Display Preview Fundraiser Party, 6 - 8 p.m, dust off your favorite 60s era costumes and join us for a sneak peek of the show, music, and light fare. Cost: $20, purchase tickets through the Friends of Druid Hill Park.

March 31 - April 15 - Spring Flower Display, Flower Power. Tiptoe through the tulips, hyacinths, lilies, daffodils, and muscari as we celebrate the '60s days of Flower Power. The show is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

April 1 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., "Ask a Master Gardener." Find out how to keep your plants happy and thriving (Theme: Bulbs).

April 7 - BCA Plant Workshop, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Edible Landscaping. Urban Farmhouse Edible Landscapes owner Chrissa Carlson will provide an overview of strategies and plant combinations that will keep your food garden beautiful and productive all season long. Fee: $10.

April 8 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., "Exploration Station." Elementary-aged children and youth experience fun and educational hands-on gardening with a project to take home (Theme: Bulbs).

April 12 - Lovely Lilies at the Conservatory Photography Workshop, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., local amateur photographer Jerome Golder leads a workshop focusing on the Conservatory's annual spring flower display. Fee: $10. Contact: e-mail Joann Cason or call 410-396-2920. Brought to you by Recreation and Parks' Senior Citizens Division.

April 14 - BCA Plant Workshop, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Elements of Container Design. Learn how to create dramatic containers using annuals, perennials and even small trees and shrubs. We'll have samples of sun, shade and edible gardens to help spark your imagination. Fee: $10

April 15 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., "Sprouts." Introduce your pre-k and early elementary-aged children to the world of plants with a craft activity followed by story time. Story hour begins at 2:30, and all children must be accompanied by an adult (Theme: Bulbs).

April 21 - EcoFest, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The 9th annual Baltimore EcoFest is returning to Druid Hill Park, on the Conservatory lawn. The Conservatory will be hosting three "earth-friendly" workshops:
1:00 Master Gardeners & Bay-Wise gardening
2:00 Urban Gardening with Baltimore City Farms
3:00 Worm Composting workshop with the City Naturalist
April 22 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., "Science Demonstration." Join Dr. Alan Stone for demonstrations and items on display. Explore the interconnections between plants, science, and even engineering (Theme: Bulbs).

April 22 - Baltimore Orchard Project Kick Off Event, 2-4 p.m. Learn about this new project, and get involved! The Orchard Project encourages the planting of fruit trees and organizes a network to glean surplus fruit from neighborhood trees. This event is part of Baltimore Green Week and includes a free raffle of fruit trees donated by Tree Baltimore.

April 28 - BCA Plant Workshop, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Vertical Gardening. Vertical gardening is a brilliant solution for space-strapped urban dwellers. Learn about vertical gardens and see examples of ones you can use indoors or out. Fee: $10.

April 29 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., "Free Guided Tours of the Conservatory." Admission donations are still greatly appreciated.

Wishing you all the best, and hoping to see you at the Conservatory soon!

Sincerely,

Rawlings Conservatory staff & volunteer team
410-396-0008
Conservatoryvolunteering@gmail.com

This message was edited Mar 22, 2012 7:16 PM
Penannophia
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
4:40 AM

Post #9056013

For anyone interested, here is information about a native plant sale in Chester, NJ...

http://www.chestertownship.org/form/2012-native-plant-sale-order-form-list.pdf
http://www.chestertownship.org/form/2012-native-plant-sale-photos-of-plants.pdf



Penannophia
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9056014

The NJDEP Division of Wildlife, in collaboration with the Division of Parks and Forestry's NJ Forest Nursery, be giving away 20 tree and shrub seedlings to schools with outdoor classrooms April 23-25. These plants are available for PICK UP ONLY at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County.

The tree selection includes: Northern Red Oak, Eastern Redbud, Paw Paw, Persimmon, Shadbush and White Pine. The shrub selection includes: Arrowwood Viburnum, Elderberry, Red Osier Dogwood and Black Chokeberry. All of these plants are native to New Jersey and benefit wildlife.

Schools interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should contact Liz Jackson at liz.jackson@dep.state.nj.us or 908-637-4125 with your tree selection and pick up time. Remaining plants will be made available to the general public on a first come, first serve basis April 25-27. Each household may select up to 10 plants.
Penannophia
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9056016

Native Plant Society of New Jersey Annual Meeting
"Restoring the Garden State: What is Being Done and What You Can Do"

Join us as conservation experts from around the state highlight habitat restoration projects and tell us how we can help restore and preserve NJ's native habitats. Participating organizations include Saddler's Woods Conservation Association, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Pinelands Preservation Alliance and NJ Quail Project. Saturday March 31 from 9:30 - 4:00.

Of course, there will be a native plant sale.

http://www.npsnj.org/articles/2012_annual_meeting_details.html
Penannophia
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9056034

Bowman's Hill 2012 Spring Native Plant Sale
Members’ Day:
Friday, May 4 – This free event, for Preserve members only, kicks off the annual Spring Native Plant Sale.
1-2 p.m. Evelyn Hadden speaks on no-mow yards with native plants.
2-7 p.m. Members' Day plant sale open.

Open to Public and Preserve Members:
Sat. May 5 & Sun. May 6 through Sat. May 12 & Sun. May 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day
Plants also are available for purchase during the week.

http://www.bhwp.org/resources/Plant-Sales.htm

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9056449

nice stuff!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9056529

great info!!! thanks!

medlarman

medlarman
Fairfax, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9068132

Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm
Sunday, April 15 2012, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

http://www.pwconserve.org/merrimacfarm/bluebellfestival/index.html

Visitor Center: 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville 20181.

From the web page: "Bring your family and friends to Merrimac Farm on Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, to welcome spring and celebrate wildlife.

This year's Bluebell Festival has a greater focus on wildlife and history... due to the extreme warm temperatures this winter, the Bluebells and other wildflowers are early bloomers this year.

There's so much more to see at Merrimac Farm! With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we're looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area. We hope you can join us."

This message was edited Apr 3, 2012 11:19 AM
ottahand7
Monkton, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9110428

Baltimore County Master Gardener Plant Sale May 12

The event will take place at the Center for MD Agriculture Baltimore County at 1114 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030.

The sale begins at 9AM and will end at 2 PM unless we sell out before that time. In addition to the perennials and shrubs on the list we also will have many flats of annuals. The event will take place rain or shine.

http://bcmastergardeners.weebly.com/may-12-plant-sale.html


Photos, plant lists for both ornamentals and vegetable plants are posted in the Plant Sale tab on our website which is attached. We have a long list of different plants - some we may have one - others we many so come early for the best selection.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 28, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9344843

That time of year again----

Rawlings Conservatory will be covered in Poinsettias.
Hope you can make the trip--it is worth it.

Dec. 8-30. See attached picture.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 28, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9345118

Is anyone interested in an ad hoc get together? An ice storm sort of quashed the last attempt to visit Rawlings and do lunch, however, I think we may have had 7 brave (crazy) souls make it. Rawlings isn't big (possibly an hour and a half tops) and donations of $5 are requested. We haven't been to inner harbor in awhile, but are open to suggestions for lunch. Ric

Anyone interested follow to a new thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1289411/
Thanks Devon, I should have thought of that. LOL Ric

Response is all over the calendar, so we will plan to be there at 11am on Friday the 14th. We will have at least 4 in our party, possibly 5. Anyone who can join is welcome. See you there. Ric & Holly

This message was edited Dec 4, 2012 9:26 AM

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 28, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9345133

Ric--let me know if there is any interest. I may want to join you guys...
I should really go back there as I have not been in a few years.

Gita
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 28, 2012
9:59 PM

Post #9345139

I'm very interested, but usually end up not having time to get away. Depends on when you do it.

You probably should post a separate thread so as not to muck up this 'sticky.'

This message was edited Nov 29, 2012 1:00 AM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9370125

We've got a date for the mid-winter seed swap! Saturday, Feb. 16. Please mark you calendars and come if you can. It's always a blast! See http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292205/
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9428778

Trying to catch everyone up! All links checked and working!!! Ric
Garden Expo
Show Dates
Friday, Feb 22 – Sunday, Feb 24, 2013
PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg http://www.jmexpo.com/pagardenexpo/default.php
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maryland Home and Garden
March 2-3 & 8-10, 2013
MARYLAND STATE FAIRGROUNDS
TIMONIUM, MARYLAND http://www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring
They also have a large craft fair, I'm not sure about this year but last year the orchid society had a large show also. The orchid show is only the 2nd weekend. Ric
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark your calendars now for a trip to the PA Garden Show of York, one of York’s all-time favorite events. This year, our show opens Friday March 1 and runs through Sunday March 3, 2013. We are also planning an all new show theme for this must-see event, “Nature’s Symphony”.
http://pagsy.com/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
And finally the Jewel of them all:
The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 2: 11 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday, March 3: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Mon, March 4 - Fri, March 8: 10 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 9: 8 am - 9:30 pm
http://theflowershow.com/
Sunday, March 10: 8 am - 6 pm



This message was edited Feb 23, 2013 11:20 AM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9429214

Thanks! I'm pretty embarrassed at how long it's been since I updated the post at the top. 50 lashes with a limp dandelion!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9430419

Marlene just Dmailed me with another event we need to put on our calendars, especially for anybody in the DC area!

She wrote:

I was browsing the list of events posted and I didn't see the National Arboretum Spring Sale posted. I've gone for the past few years (must remember to leave the credit card at home this year:) I always see new things to try.
In case anyone is interested, here is the info:

Garden Fair & Plant Sale
April 26, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Friends of the National Arboretum members only
April 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Open to the public
April 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Open to the public

The 23nd annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale features new, rare, and hard-to-find plants, garden supply vendors, used books, children's activities, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Bring your garden questions to National Arboretum staff members for expert advice. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA). Call FONA at 202-544-8733 for more information. Free admission.

Cheers!
Marlene


Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9430703

The Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore also has a "Market Day" in the Spring.
The grounds are very spacious and meander all over. Acres and acres...
It is like a Flea market heavy on plant sales...LOTS of plants for sale!

Besides--Rawlings sells all their bulbs there from the Spring Bulb Show they hold in April.
The potted bulbs, from the show, are left to "mature" and then the bulbs are removed
and sorted out. I went once to help them do this--lots of work!

Anyway--that year--they sold these bulbs 3/$1. Their bulbs, every year, are ordered
straight from Switzerland--ALL top quality and the latest varieties.
That is the year they also sold growing cuttings from my Maya Brug that I donated them.
The year it grew to 7'x7'...Remember the monster pictures??? Sept. 2009 ...

I don't have a date to give you--but...
the Bulb Show is some time in April--so the Market Day is, probably, in May some time.
The only number I have for Cylburn is: 410-396-0180. You can call and ask.

Gita

...Marlene---Yooo---Hooo---How does this grab you????

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9430711

Not to be outdone, native plant lovers may visit

Adkins Arboretum on the Eastern Shore for their Opening weekend events including a plant sale etc.

http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/native_plant_resources/plant_sale.html

Aoril 13th weekend

Located about 30- 40 min from the Bay Bridge.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9436046

Jill, I've been remiss at checking on DG this winter. How did the seed swap go this year and how many attended? Sorry I couldn't come. Maybe next year. Are there any pictures posted on here of the event?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9436930

Pippi, the seed swap was great fun! We ended up with about 2 dozen people, although unfortunately we lost Buttoneer & Bobbin early on (before lunch! which she's still mourning. :-) There's still some follow-up chat going on here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292205/#new but I don't know if anybody remembered to get their cameras out at all this time... I always bring mine and then get busy busy and forget it's in my purse. :-7

Check the list at the top of this thread... we have all sorts of things going on this spring!!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9439645

HI Pippi - nice to hear from you. I hope all is well in your corner -- is your DH doing ok?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9444045

Spring Show at Rawlings Conservatory. This is usually their Bulb Display.
March 23-April 7.

Below is the link to their Newsletter with all the information. Gita


OOPS! The link I posyed does not show anything--Here--I tried to c/p the whole newsletter---
Lets see if that works...
OK! The text is all there--but not the beautiful, color of the Event...

Hope you can get the info from this.

*****************************************************************
March 2013 Newsletter
Dear Gita,

You are invited to our Spring Flower display (March 23 - April 7) and our Preview Party Fundraiser (March 22)! We look forward to bringing you exciting activities and events over our 125th anniversary year that will celebrate the Conservatory's past and keep its future blooming. Check our calendar for a schedule of the year's activities.
March 23 - April 7 - Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Enchanted Forest Springs Again! Join us as we celebrate the Conservatory's 125th year and take a leap back in time to revisit another favorite Baltimore destination. This year's spring show is inspired by the historic Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City - where the fairy tale continues, "happily ever after." We have partnered with Clark's Elioak Farm, current home to many of the original Enchanted Forest's collection of buildings and characters. This year's display will bring back memories of whales, clocks, castles and more! For the show's opening day, little kids and big kids will have the chance to participate in creating some spring-themed crafts.


Join us on March 22nd, 6 - 8 p.m., for our annual spring show Preview Party Fundraiser, featuring thousands of flowering bulbs on display. Be among the first to see the show, enjoy light fare and mingle with friends. $25 per person in advance. $30 per person at the door. All proceeds directly benefit the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens. Online ticket sales are powered by Paypal, through our partners, the Friends of Druid Hill Park. Stop by any time we are open to purchase tickets in person.

Purchase tickets here.
News and Upcoming Events

Chesapeake Collectibles (MPT's answer to "Antiques Roadshow") featured the Conservatory on their latest episode! The program will re-run tonight (Saturday) on MPT-HD at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. on MPT-2. Or stream the episode any time on-line! Rhea Fiken begins her introduction of the Conservatory at about 12:45 into the program.



Tomorrow, Sunday, March 10 at Cylburn Arboretum, join us for a rentals open house. Drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m. to meet vendors and learn about the lovely venues the Horticulture Division of Recreation and Parks have to offer!



We are gearing up for the 3rd season of the Druid Hill Farmers' Market! We are forming committees now to help recruit farmers, schedule musicians, and plan programming. Join us and the Friends of Druid Hill Park at our next meeting, March 15st, 1 p.m. at the Conservatory.


It is an excellent time of year for orchids, and the Mediterranean house is in its peak season. The first jasmine blossoms have appeared in the Tropical House! Stop by for colorful blooms and sweet smells. See a preview of your next visit here .




Don't miss our Plants and People programs this month! Of particular note, this month has a fifth Sunday, which means free guided tours on March 31st, which is also during the Spring Flower display. Join us between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. to learn about our collections and enjoy the flower display.



Keep up to date on our 125th anniversary celebrations by visiting our calendar of events, as well as our 125th page.



This message was edited Mar 9, 2013 5:20 PM
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9444099

Thanks so much Gita, I so much want to get my parents back down there. What a great reminder you have posted.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9444240

Let me know when you are going. i am WAY overdue to pay them a visit.
As long as it is not on a Sunday--I work. I am off: Mon, Thur., Fri., and sat.

I could meet you there...Anyone else?????/

Gita
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2013
10:53 AM

Post #9471816

Just realized the Daffodil Festival was this weekend, with SUNNY weather in the forecast (high of 70 on Sunday, says the weather channel site). So I added it to the list.

I also added links for the Spring Plant Swap at Jan's, just in case you've missed the recent threads. :-)

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9471856

Jill - where did you add those links you mentioned above? Not at the top of this thread.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9472112

OMG. How did that happen?? Bad mojo. Thank goodness for the "back button" that let me find that long edited post! Thanks for the alert, David. Event list with links should be there now! :-)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2013
6:48 PM

Post #9472199

David--Jan has started two of the Swap-related Threads already.
The "Haves ans wants'

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305619/


The general Information one: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305618/

And the Chat one--- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305621/

Gita

This message was edited Apr 4, 2013 8:52 PM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9472694

Gita, he was letting me know that I'd messed up the edit of the "events" list... now fixed. :-)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 12, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9482050

2 events here in NJ

Allentown hidden garden tour(it is really great!!!)
http://allentowngardenclub.net/index.php?p=tour&j=.NU7TOl18bz.AzQbIBNLsINPws3dXVV2

Rutgers Master Gardeners Q&A and plant sale
http://events.rutgers.edu/njaes/event.asp?id=16316&d=201304&u=all&c=m2
Loretta_NJ
Pequannock, NJ

April 17, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9487091

Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, NJ is having a plant swap. I've never attended their swaps but visited the garden once. Very pretty.

http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?Id=2518

Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap
Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm

Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged. Invasive plants will not be accepted; a good list and further information is available at www.njisst.org For more information, call (732) 671-6050.

This message was edited Apr 22, 2013 9:49 PM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9487252

Too bad I won't have any plants to bring to swap since I'll be heading to Jan's for the RU in May
Will def have to go visit there, though
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9487430

I used to live about 3 miles from there. Lovely place. That area is a lot different than when I left there in 73. The farms all started growing McMansions.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9487573

Loretta edit your link for the njsst.. with the period the link doesn't work .. sounds nice though
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9488055

Thanks! I added those to the list at the top.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2013
8:53 AM

Post #9493098

Just a note for anybody interested in the National Arboretum plant sale.

They have posted a list of plants that will be for sale, including quantity and pot size.

http://www.fona.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=75

Perennials, Woodies, and One of a Kind are listed.

I'm sure it isn't an all inclusive list but it is a guarantee of some interesting plants.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9493343

I've been to the Fall show and it is very nice.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9493578

That made me look at the University. Of Delaware's plant sale. Have never been, but always wanted to go.

http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/events/annualsale.html

This message was edited Apr 22, 2013 6:48 PM
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9501401

Just a FYI

U.S. National Arboretum to Reduce Public Visitation Hours

Effective the week of May 13, 2013, the U.S. National Arboretum will implement cost-cutting and expenditure recovery measures, including closing the grounds of the Arboretum to the general public three days per week--Tuesday through Thursday--and reinstating some user and rental fees. Cumulative declines in appropriations over the past several years, including a 7.8 percent across-the-board budget cut arising from sequestration and rescission of 2013 appropriations in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, of which the National Arboretum is a research location, necessitated the action. For more information visit: http://www.usna.usda.gov/USNA-Reduced-Visitation-Hours.pdf
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9501974

I am so sad about that -- worse that cutting visitor hours, they are cutting gardener hours.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9506285

Thanks for giving us notice. A lot of DC residents use the Arb as a park; they will be disappointed.

Jill, getting long here- new thread please?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9507083

You're right Sally... I'll move us to a new one next week, when I can get us re-stuck.
macbunky
Silver Spring, MD

May 3, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9507189

Saturday, May 4, 2013 Plant and Seedlings Sale Natives Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902, 301-962-1400. I stopped by today and the plants look in great shape and folks were very friendly. I brought home 10 in quart containers and 6 in gallon pots. (Hope I have added this appropriately as I'm a newbie)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9512977

Thanks and welcome, macbunky! I'm sorry I didn't get it or the University of Delaware sale added to the list at the top; hope those who went had a great time!

We are continuing this on a NEW THREAD, be sure to click and "watch" http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1311545/

I'll ask admin to sticky this one and unsticky the old one.

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