You are Invited! UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens 50th Anniversary Symposium. Guest speaker, Amy Stewart, will discuss her book The Drunken Botanist – a New York Times bestseller! Learn secrets about combining plants in the landscape from Steve Aitken, Editor of Fine Gardening magazine. UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden Director Emeritus, Larry Mellichamp, will trace the history of plants, people, and events of our botanical garden. Paula Gross, Assistant Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will talk about her favorite native plants for Piedmont gardens. This symposium will include lunch and will close with a reception and tour in the gardens. Early bird registration only lasts until August 31 and seats are filling fast, so register today!
Mary Stauble, Mecklenburg County EMGV
I like to see what plants can take, but the drought/heat is taking it to a new extreme. With August temperatures over 100 degrees F. this summer, my yard got no additional water for the two hottest weeks. I started noticing which plants were impacted by heat and drought and which still did well. The warriors are tough, beautiful, sun-loving Southeastern natives. Read more.... about the 4 top performer/survivor plants.
Swamp Sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius, Goldenrod, Solidago rugosa and Aromatic Asters, Aster oblongifolius came through with flying colors, brightening the late summer - fall garden with gorgeous blooms of yellows and purple.
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
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