A Day in the Garden—Open House

Saturday, July 18, 2015     10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.
Sussex County Extension Office
16483 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947

(Rain or Shine)

Each year in Sussex County Master Gardeners host “A Day in the Garden” in their beautiful Demonstration Garden. The garden pathways that meander around specialty gardens, shade and sun, benches and garden art welcome area gardeners of all ages. It is the time to explore, take pictures, learn about varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and vegetables and that work well in the Delaware landscape.

This year’s open house will highlight pollinators. The demonstration garden is a Monarch Waystation. See bees, butterflies and learn how to attract them to your garden. FREE pollinator garden seeds to attendees while supplies last.

Event Highlights & Activities

  • Have a small space and still want to garden? See examples of vertical gardening you can use at home
    • Ice Cream
    • Bee Display
    • Door Prizes
    • Plant Sale
    • Ask an Expert—bring your plant problems to us for advice


10:15 am – Bee Houses, Hotels and Condos Learn how to make a bee house/hotel and see examples around our garden. Then build your own bee hotel to promote native bees in your garden. (Free while supplies last.)
By Linda Peters and Brent Marsh

10:30 am – The Misadventures of Peter Rabbit in Farmer McGregor’s Garden
By Master Gardener Cast

11:00 am – Cooking from the Garden
Highlights include: how to prepare food grown locally, tips on how to select, store and use vegetables and herbs, and demonstration of a tasty vegetable dish with samples to taste.
By Nancy Foster

12:00 pm – Learn how to Compost to Recycle and Improve Soil
 Ever wonder how to recycle leaves, twigs and other plant material on your property? Composting is easy with the right recipe.
By Carol Kinsley

12:30 pm – The Misadventures of Peter Rabbit in Farmer McGregor’s Garden
By Master Gardener Cast

1:00 pm – What’s Eating my Garden? An Insect Safari!
Join UD IPM Expert, Brian Kunkel on a tour of the grounds to see good insects and bad insects working in the garden. Learn how to identify the good guys to attract them to your landscape.

Registration is not necessary to attend.

Go to http://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/master-gardener-volunteer-educators/sussex-county/a-day-in-the-garden-sussex-county-open-house/

or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-7303 or tammys@udel.edu for more information.

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