Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • August 2020-Vol.6 No.8
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Heartflame Garden Open Day
Friday, August 7
6:00-8:30 pm

Heartflame Garden is a private garden located at 650 Sandy Bottom Road near Elkton, Virginia, adjacent to Shenandoah National Park.  It is a lovely three-season display garden with about two acres of cultivated gardens and another four acres of rolling hills and streams to explore. The garden is open by appointment, and also offers “open” days when an appointment is not required. Check this link for more information, including contact information.

Live Zoom Presentations in August, 10:00-11:30 AM

August 7, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening
August 14, Managing Wildlife in the Urban Home Landscape
August 21, Native Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes for the Home Landscape
August 28, Fall Lawn Care

For Upcoming Live Webinars on Zoom, see this link: https://mgnv.org/events/

For Recorded Past Webinars, see this link: https://mgnv.org/reading-room/master-gardener-virtual-classroom/.

These recordings are from the Master Gardener Virtual Classroom series and include a great variety of topics under three different headings: Best Management Practices, Sustainable Landscaping, and Urban Agriculture.

New Directions in American Landscaping (NDAL) Webinars
Cosponsored by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and
Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

See this link for more information and to REGISTER.

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00- 4:30 PM EST, Cost $74
Cross Pollination – 3 Parts

Part 1: Doug’s Place: Plants and Animals in Concert (1:00 – 2:15 PM EST)
Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D.

Part 2: Living in a Garden Ecology Lab (2:30 – 3:45 PM EST)
Larry Weaner, FAPLD

Part 3: Panel (4:00 – 4:30 PM EST)
Doug Tallamy and Larry Weaner

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST, Cost $48
 A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife & Renewal
Jenna Webster

Tuesday, August 11, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST, Cost $48
Native Annuals: An Underutilized Landscape Resource
Ethan Dropkin, MLA

Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST, Cost $48
Genetic Variation and Plant Design: Not All Coral Bells Are Created Equal
Ian Caton

Thursday, August 13, 1:00 – 4:30 PM EST, Cost $74
Seed to Landscape- 3 Parts

Part I: Prairies (1:00 – 2:15 PM EST)
Marc Pastorek

Part 2: Woodlands (2:30 – 3:45 PM EST)
Ian Caton

Part 3: Panel (4:00 – 4:30 PM EST)
Marc Pastorek and Ian Caton

Tuesday, August 18, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST, Cost $48
Organic Planting and Management: Glenstone Museum
Mark Partain

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen (TNFW)

A native plant list can be found on The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen website and orders placed via email to director@twnf.org. The greenhouse continues to operate on Thursdays and Fridays for plant pick-up.

Blue Ridge PRISM
Partnership for Invasive Species Management

(Cost is $10 per person)

Tuesday, September 29 (1:00 – 4:00pm) – REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, October 7 (1:00 – 4:00pm) – REGISTER HERE
Thursday, October 22 (1:00 – 4:00pm) – REGISTER HERE

Virginia Cooperative Extension Video Library

VCE offers a variety of videos on topics geared to both beginner and more advanced gardeners. Examples of topics include:

Cut Flowers in the Home Garden
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Cedar Apple Rust
Common Diseases in the Home Garden
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Late Blight on Tomatoes

For these and many more videos that address specific topics or those of more general interest, see this link.

Generation Next: Legacy Planning Webinar Series
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry
September 16, 17, 23, and 24
3:00-4:30 PM

If you own a woodland, you have a legacy worth passing on. Learn how to keep your woodland: Intact, In forest, In family. Speakers include legal and financial experts experienced in estate planning as well as natural resource professionals and landowners. This is a live Zoom webinar; see the link for more information and to Register. Registration will close the first week of September. Cost $40 per family.

CANCELLED:    Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Fall Tree Sale 2020
Saturday October 10, 2020
See this link.

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