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In August Master Gardeners offer workshops on hostas, insect safari

 

Sussex County Master Gardeners will offer two workshops in August.  On Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m., Master Gardener Vickie Thompson will conduct a workshop on hostas.  Learn about these easy-to-grow, shade-loving perennials known for their beautiful foliage.  See examples of several different colors, sizes and leaf styles.  Also, become familiar with the many uses for this plant in containers and in the landscape.  There will be information on how to plant and care for hostas and what to do when insects or disease attack.

You just have to look! You might encounter a Fritillary butterfly in the garden!

You just have to look! You might encounter a Fritillary butterfly in the garden!

Grownups, kids and grand kids will enjoy a workshop scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., “You Just Have To Look for Butterflies and Other Interesting Creatures in the Garden.”  A lively presentation and a storyteller will lead up to a jungle safari through the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden. Bring the children or come by yourself.

Both workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del.  You must pre-register by contacting Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544, tammys@udel.edu.  or http://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/. These workshops are free. Come early or stay late to enjoy the Demonstration Garden behind the building.

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

 

 

 

A beautiful day for “You Just Have to Look”

It couldn’t have been a nicer day for 59 registrants who attended You Just Have To Look, a family friendly Master Gardener workshop!  Before outside explorations, Master Gardener Brent Marsh provided workshop attendees with an orientation of the wonders of insect life in the garden.  One of the highlights was how different mature insects look from baby insects, how insects change and transform, and what is the difference between a good or “beneficial” insect and pest insects that eat crops!

With 10X triplet loupes in hand (children got to take theirs home) everyone went out to the Sussex County Master Garden Demonstration Garden for an afternoon of family, learning, color and exploration.

“You Just Have to Take a Look” at these photos!

UD Extension short course on Pest and Beneficial Insects – June 26, 2012

June 26      6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Cost:  $10
Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947
Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM )in your business?  Correct I.D. is key to control of pests in the landscape.
Enhance your skills at identifying both beneficial insects and pests in the landscape.

Instructors: Brian Kunkel and Tracy Wootten

 

To Register: Any County Extension Office

         302-831-2506; cjmurphy@udel.edu

         302-730-4000;carolm@udel.edu

         302-856-7303; wootten@udel.edu   

 

                     Hope you can join us!

 

  2 Pesticide, (Categ. 03,02, 06), and 1 CNP Credits

“You just have to look” – Sussex Master Gardeners offer an insect workshop June 26. 2012

The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to invite the public to a presentation titled “You Just Have to Look” to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 1 p.m.

The insects in our backyard are just as exciting as the wild animals in the jungle, but because they are so mall, you just have to look. Grownups, kids and grandkids will enjoy this lively presentation. We’ll end up with a safari outside to our Demonstration Garden. Bring the kids and grandkids or come by yourself.

Brent Marsh will be presenting this workshop at the Carvel Research and Education Center – Sussex County Cooperative Extension in Meeting Room 3. The workshop is free. Please pre-register by contacting Tammy Schirmer at (302) 856-2585 x 544 or by email: tammys@udel.edu.

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by the Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and the Delaware State University Extension offices. It is the Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.