Tips for dealing with summer heat for you and your garden at “Ask a Master Gardener Days” this Saturday July 16 from 8 am - 12 noon, Davidson Farmers Market at 120 South Main Street, Davidson. Find a lively tent city farmers market that's cool and shady in the mornings. And stop by as we share organic gardening, companion plants for vegetables, plant selection, composting, vermiculture, native plants, lawn care, or advice & free Grow Guides on many gardening topics. Get gardening answers! Visits coming up: August 20, September 17 and October 15
Time for a gardening break? No place better than to visit the UNCC Botanical Gardens. Join us for Garden Answers with "Safe Solutions to Common Issues in Summer Gardens" Sunday, June 19, 1-1:30pm. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers introduce simple methods for properly identifying and troubleshooting common problems in your garden during our hot summers and offer safe, research-based, environmentally friendly management practices. Hosted by NC Extension Master Gardeners at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. Join "Talks" for a brief gardening presentation by an EMG expert from 1-1:30 pm. Stay after for an “Ask an EMG” casual Q & A session on all aspects of gardening and environmental stewardship. At the McMillan Greenhouse from 1-4 pm. 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. Then "Walks" to experience the beauty and joy of nature and gardening by strolling through the gardens from the Greenhouse collections to the Susie Harwood Garden with its Asian garden, lovely waterfalls, and unique Mellichamp Native Terrace to the woodland tranquility of the 7-acre Van Landingham Glen.
How you can create a sustainable, healthy, beautiful home landscape with thoughtful plant selections and proper placement. Learn more in Right Plant, Right Place this Sunday, May 15 at UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road from 1 - 1:30 pm. Extension Master Gardener Margaret Genkins shares the basics of plant requirements and design factors, answers your gardening questions and provides landscape advice. Stroll the many beautiful UNCC botanical gardens following the program through 4 pm. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org
It was a wonderful cool spring morning on May 7th and April 30. Plant sale funds help fuel EMGV free community gardening programs all-around town at libraries, auditoriums, events, festivals and universities where gardeners gather to learn and GROW. Many, many thanks for your plant picking, fund raising, garden shopping spree at ALL 3 of the Extension Master Gardener spring plant sales. Please join us this fall (date tba) at the Reedy Creek Hummingbird Festival for our last (but one of the best!) plant sales of the year. Check our website www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org for how to grow info, upcoming programs and events OR call/email the Hort HELP Desk email@example.com anytime. Happy Gardening! and thanks again!
Perennial SALE Day! breathe the cool spring air, come out this morning, choose your new plants, see you at Armory Drive!
It's our first in-town, Extension campus Plant SALE ever! 'Indigo Spires' Baptisia is a new cultivar selected because of its excellent habit and heavy flower production, forms a fully rounded, 3 1/2 to 4' clump of blue-green foliage and in early summer it has 12 to 15" spikes of deep violet purple flowers with a yellow midrib, all around the clump.
Height: 40 - 48"Spacing: 36 - 48" apart Light: Full sun to part sun
Stop in our convenient location in the Elizabeth neighborhood, near CPCC with easy access to 1418 Armory Drive which winds around Independence Park. At the Extension Learning Center is one of two Demonstration Gardens designed and maintained by Master Gardeners. Open and ready for you to stroll and shop Saturday May 7 from 9 am - noon. EMGs are always ready for your gardening questions! details: www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org, Help Desk 704-366-4011, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master Gardener PLANT SALE is this Saturday morning, April 30 at Yorkmont Farmers Market and Matthews Community Farmers Market. Now is the time to add to your must-have list of plants, herbs, flowers, shrubs and more. Try new vegetables that are not commonly offered and make great additions to your edible garden landscape. Bring your garden questions and Ask A Master Gardener. Find great prices on great plants proven to thrive in Southern Piedmont gardens. Extension Master Gardeners propagate plants from their own gardens, demonstration gardens and greenhouse for sale to the public at regional farmers markets. The proceeds from these sales help fund community education programs and horticultural scholarships for students at local colleges. For more details email@example.com
Spread the word--The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners and UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens are partnering to bring you more opportunities for learning. Start your Saturday afternoon April 23 visit at 1pm with a free program "Time to Grow Terrific Tomatoes!" (30 minutes - 1 hour), and then enjoy the beauty of the greenhouse and gardens at your leisure. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Margaret Genkins will present fool-proof gardening tips for growing juicy, tasty tomatoes as well as information about types of tomatoes and varieties that do well in our humid, hot Piedmont summers.
This is a great opportunity to ask questions about tomato-growing or any gardening topic. After the talk the Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite until 4 pm, answering questions, providing landscape advice, and talking with garden visitors.
Where: The McMillan Greenhouse, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262. You may park in any unrestricted spot on the weekends. Don't miss out on future talks, mark your calendars for your favorite topics!
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