Monthly Archives: May 2018

PERENNIALS: Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely and adaptable native wildflower grows in deciduous woods and dappled meadows throughout the eastern half of North America.  Its alternative common name, Cranesbill, refers to its distinctive seed capsule, which resembles the bill of a crane. Continue reading

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Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Have you always wanted to be an Extension Master Gardener? Come and find out what it means to be an Extension Master Gardener volunteer. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . The History of Master Gardeners

In 1971, before Master Gardeners were even a gleam in anyone’s eye, Washington State University assigned two extension agents to the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas. Their job: to help the public with their urban and commercial horticulture questions. And did they get questions! The overworked agents put on radio and TV gardening shows, but that only drew more people to the Extension offices. The agents brainstormed how to handle the crowds. How about recruiting and training volunteers to help backyard gardeners? Continue reading

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June 2018 Public Education Events

June 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include classes on Summertime Pruning of Woody Shrubs, Herb Garden Talk, The Kitchen Herb Garden, Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control, and Small Space Gardening: Edible Landscaping .

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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