A Day in the Garden – Sussex Master Gardener Open House & Plant Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2012     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sussex County Extension Office
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947

Sussex County Master Gardeners invite you to their Open House. Look for the blue and gold tent in the Sussex County Demonstration Garden immediately behind the office building.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Visit our native plant, herb, shade, bog, annual, perennial, pond, butterfly and children’s gardens. Get ideas for gardening with limited space using raised beds and containers. What varieties grow well in Sussex County? Tour our azalea, hydrangea and annual trial gardens to find out. Plus…container gardening, vertical gardening, square foot gardening, raised beds, native plants, backyard habitat, soil testing, composting, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs! Have a plant problem? Bring it to our plant clinic for identification and recommendations.

A Day in the Garden Highlights
Plant Sale…Back by popular demand! Proceeds benefit Master Gardeners’ educational outreach programs!

Accessible Gardening…Tour our gardens to get ideas for quick and easy ways to make gardening enjoyable for all. See tools and gardening aids, raised beds, containers and much more. Receive tips from a visiting physical therapist for staying fit and working in the garden at any age.

Children’s Garden… Enjoy “Peter Rabbit’s Adventures in Farmer McGregor’s Vegetable Garden.” Meet Farmer McGregor and Peter and hear their story. Go on a scavenger hunt or enjoy our butterflies, frogs and goldfish. What’s it like being inside a teepee trellis? Come and find out! Bring your camera for great photo opportunities. Come enjoy all our children’s activities – from learning about insects, to potting your own plant and more!

SHOWTIMES: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

New to Vegetable Gardening? Learn about Square Foot Gardening, using raised beds and containers for growing vegetables.

Twenty Minute Workshops!
Herbal Vinegar and Flavored Honey – 11 a.m.
Shade Gardens – Noon
Five Ways to Save in the Garden – 1 p.m.

Tool Sharpening! Bring yours and learn how to sharpen them properly.

Rainbarrels are great ways to catch rainwater for use in the garden…Learn how to make your own!

We encourage everyone to join us in supporting the Delaware Does More Program, by donating a non-perishable food item!

More information is online at: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Extension/MasterGardeners/OpenHouse.html