Spring Lecture Series, Garden Basics Classes & Garden Tours

  • By Cathy Caldwell
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  • March 2019-Vol.5 No.3
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It’s spring and the gardener’s calendar fills up fast.  Be sure to register now for the Spring Lecture Series.  You can register online at the PMG website, https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/spring-lecture-series-1-gems-in-the-garden/

Spring Lecture Series #1 – Gems in the Garden

Thursday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
$8.00
Gems in the Garden: Tree Characteristics that Add Grace to Your Landscape
Alex Niemiera, Professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and self-proclaimed tree lover, has been teaching woody landscape plant courses for over three…
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Garden Basics: Growing a Better Lawn

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, 22903

Seed, fertilize, water and mow correctly to make your lawn green in every way.

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Spring Lecture Series #2 – Native Plants for Harmonious Gardens

March 21 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
$8.00  
Janet Davis, a trained horticulturist and owner of Hill House Farm & Nursery in Rappahannock, Virginia, will discuss how plants native to Central Virginia can…

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Spring Lecture Series #3 – Keeping Your Vegetable Garden Pest and Pesticide Free

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
$8.00
Adria Bordas has been the Extension Agent in Fairfax County since 2001 and has extensive experience in pest detection, diagnosis of plant and insect problems, water quality protection, nutrient management, and invasive pest control. Adria believes a productive and strategic…
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April 2019

Spring Lecture Series #4 – The Mysteries of the Marvelous Monarch

Thursday, April 4 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville,VA22902
$8.00

Steve and Karen McCurdy have raised and studied butterflies for 26 years and are Co-Presidents of the Butterfly Society of Virginia, an organization dedicated to the conservation of butterflies, moths, and their…

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Saturday, April 13:  THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE TOUR

 9:00 am — noon

Through the Garden Gate, the 18th annual series of visits to local gardens in and around the Charlottesville area will begin on April 13, 2019 with a visit to Pam Sorenson’s Garden at 928 Rugby Road in Charlottesville, hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Dogwood Garden Club. The garden is the result of a 10-year collaboration between Pam Sorenson and landscape designer Cole Burrell. The one-acre property features enormous magnolia and holly trees, a series of terraces defined by brick walls, a patio and fountain, a boxwood parterre garden, and a rock garden with three interconnecting pools.  For more details, visit http://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/ or call 434-872-4581. Admission is $5.00.

Saturday, May 4  →  ANNUAL PLANT SALE

presented by Piedmont Master Gardeners & Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards

10:00 am — 2:00 pm

 NEW LOCATION!  Look for the tent at The Shops at Stonefield, 2100 Hydraulic Road.

Mark your calendar now — and be sure to note the new location!

The Green Elephant section of the sale has been growing in size and popularity over the last few years.  Consider donating your clean, no-longer-needed garden items:  decorative pots (no floral vases), garden books (no magazines), floral prints, tools in good shape and outdoor decorative garden items (including gnomes and flamingos!) are all appreciated.  Contact lilibetcoe@comcast.net about where and when to drop off donated items.

 

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