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  • September 2020-Vol.6 No. 9
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PIEDMONT MASTER GARDENER GARDEN BASICS CLASSES ON ZOOM
Fall Classes
Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

September 19
“Year-Round Beauty With Bulbs” with Pat Chadwick

Learn how bulbs can add color and drama to your garden in summer, fall, and winter, as well as well as in spring. Registration deadline is September 14.

 October 17
“Bring in the Birds!” with Leigh Surdukowski.

Go beyond the feeder and make your yard a paradise for birds. Registration deadline is October 17.

November 21
“Water-Wise Gardening” with Deborah Harriman.

Become a steward of the environment by managing water efficiently in your landscape. Registration deadline is November 16.

Classes are FREE but registration is required. To register, send your name to info@piedmontmastergardeners.org by the deadline indicated for each class.

2021 MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING VIA ZOOM
Hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension Rapidan River Extension
For residents of counties: Charlottesville/Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange, and  Fluvanna

Master Gardeners are volunteer educators, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, dedicated to working through community outreach education and promoting science-based environmentally sound horticulture practices and sustainable landscape management.
Please join one of our upcoming orientation sessions on Zoom:

October 8, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
October 15, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
October 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE ZOOM LINK, contact VCE Culpeper County at 540-727-3435 or CAMILLA@VT.EDU

For More Info and Details on Applying
Albemarle/Charlottesville residents:
https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/volunteer/become-a-master-gardener
or bbthierwechter@gmail.com
For additional Albemarle/Charlottesville
orientation sessions, contact bbthierwechter@gmail.com
Fluvanna County residents: https://www.fluvannamg.org/
or sue.tepper2@gmail.com
Culpeper, Greene, Madison, and Orange Residents: camilla@vt.edu or
540-727-3435

See this flyer for further information.

MONTICELLO’S FALL PLANT AND NURSERY SALE
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Saturday, September 12, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fall is the perfect time for planting and the Monticello nursery will have a wide range of plants available for sale. Join us at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center for three exclusive and physically distanced plant sales. The Monticello nursery will have a variety of trees and shrubs available in September and discounted perennials in October. Our knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.  Registration is required and space is limited. Registered guests will be allotted one forty-five minute reserved time to shop and purchase plants. Credit card sales only! Go to this link to register for your time.

JAMES MADISON’S MONTPELIER
Nature Exploration Series: What Tree is That?
11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Saturday, September 12
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join our Horticulture team and the Virginia Master Naturalists onsite as we study the stately specimens, the native beauties, and the exotic interlopers found through the grounds to determine what they are. A great opportunity for the novice plantsman to hone your tree identification skills. Space is limited, so sign up now! Free/members, $15/nonmembers. Register here.

 

IVY CREEK NATURAL AREA VIRTUAL GUIDED WALK OR SELF-GUIDED, ON-SITE WALK
Co-sponsored by Jefferson Chapter Virginia Native Plant Society
and Ivy Creek Natural Area
First available for download on or about
September 19, 2020

This walk led by Tana Herndon will look at the early fall wildflowers in the sunny areas, the field, and along the reservoir. With her guidance, you will investigate the goldenrods and other aster family plants, potentially including Maryland goldenaster and beggar-ticks; you will also look for seed pods and the uncommon Oval ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes ovalis).

See this link for information on different ways of taking the walk, and how to get a list of native plants that will be highlighted.

THE NATURE FOUNDATION AT WINTERGREEN
Hike with a Foundation Naturalist

Join a Foundation Naturalist for an interpretive hike and explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! These hikes are rated moderate to strenuous. Meet at Trillium House parking lot. Registration and payment due before event. Due to Covid- 19, we are following the state’s restrictions. See this link for information about the different types of hikes available, and to register.

“Meet the Mushrooms” Hike
Saturday, September 26
Register for either 1:00 PM or 4:00 PM

Join Mary Jane Epps for an introductory tour into the world of mycology. The goal of this venture is to educate each hiker on the basics of mushroom identification.  You will tour various locations around the Wintergreen landscape in search of the many mushroom varieties our ecosystem can produce. The hike is rated as moderate. Registration is required; see this link to register.

Fall Wildflower Virtual Symposium
“From Our Woods to Your Woods”
Symposium Opens October 2
REGISTER  BY SEPTEMBER 25

With your registration:

  • You gain access to Symposium programs for 30 days so you can attend when it’s convenient for you. You can also attend over and over; no more trying to decide which activity to go to and which one to miss.
  • You can attend our From Our Woods to Your Woods Live Roundtable with Executive Director Doug Coleman.
  • You are entered into three raffles.

Fee is $60. This online event benefits The Nature Foundation’s work within the Nelson County Public Schools. See this link for more information and to REGISTER.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Greenhouse

Native plants and shrubs are available for sale at the greenhouse on Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Nature Foundation is accepting native plant orders via email to Doug Coleman. If you are looking for something specific it may be best to contact us before you come. See a list of available plants here. Order via email: director@twnf.org. Customers will be given a date and time to pick up their plants at the greenhouse.

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT
Virginia Cooperative Extension Webinar
Thursday, September 17
10:00 AM

 Joel Koci of VSU provides an introduction to tree risk assessment. See this link to register in advance.

WAYNESBORO TREE WORKSHOP FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Cosponsored by the Virginia Department of Forestry and
Virginia Cooperative Extension
12:00 noon – 1:00 PM

 Wednesday, September 2
Leveraging Technology & Other Techniques to Care for Mature Trees

 Wednesday, September 9
If  Trees Could Talk: Urban Tree Ring Analysis

Wednesday, September 16
Seeing Trees & the Forest

Wednesday, September 23
Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds: Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New & Existing Clients

Wednesday, September 30
Urban Tree Canopy Cover: Structure, Function, & Assessment

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For information on this series and to register, see this link.

PLAN IT NATIVE
Landscape Conference by Deep Roots KC
September 16-18

3.5 day ONLINE Conference

See this LINK for more information, including fee, and to REGISTER.

BLUE RIDGE PRISM
Partnership for Invasive Species Management

FALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM
(Cost is $10 per person)

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

VIRGINIA CONSERVATION NETWORK PRESENTS THE VIRTUAL EVENT
“An Afternoon With Dr. J. Drew Lanham”

Friday, October 2
1:30 – 2:30 PM EST

Dr. Lanham is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, and the author of many poems, essays, and the award-winning, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. This event is free and open to the public! Registration can be found here or through the Facebook event.

HEARTFLAME GARDEN OPEN DAY
Saturday, October 17
1:00 – 6:00 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.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION VIDEO LIBRARY

VCE offers a variety of video 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.

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