Monthly meeting of the Mid-Hudson Orchid Society. Member, Isabel Lopatin, will speak on Temperature Tolerant Orchids. New members are welcome. Come learn about growing and caring for orchids.
A talk by Grai St. Clair Rice from HoneybeeLives will give an overview of how honeybees forage and what they need to flourish. Incorporating honeybee friendly concepts in a garden and landscaping plans can provide nourishing pollen and nectar to honeybees and joy for us in watching them forage. Knowing we are part of the bigger solution to keeping our environment healthy and productive is an additional pleasure.
A honey tasting at the end will stir your taste buds and your imagination.
Join us for our first meeting of the 2016 season. We'll be welcoming new members, brainstorming new ideas and planning our year.
The New Windsor Garden Club meets monthly (Feb-Oct) either at the New Windsor Community Center or in each others' gardens. Membership is free and we warmly welcome new members to our friendly, casual garden club. Come and share your passion for all things garden related - whether you're a beginner or seasoned gardener - we'd love to have you!
Contact: Michele Lawrenson @ NWGardenClub@gmail.com
This 5 session course covers the fundamentals of growing vegetables, from selecting varieties and planting seeds and transplants, to growing and harvesting. We will look at how to protect your garden from pests both big and tiny and cover techniques such as growing beds, mulching, watering, crop rotation and garden design. This information will help experienced gardeners take their garden to the next level.
Fee: $95 for 5 sessions
Register by calling Nancy at the Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension 845-677-8223 ext. 115.
Presented by Greg Draiss, Adams Fairacre Farms, Wappingers Garden Center Manager. Learn all you need to know about growing your favorite herbs. Easy to grow; water saving.
With Eric Foose, Adams Fairacre Farms, Newburgh Garden Center. Eric will demonstrate a wide variety of seed starting methods.
Learn tips on caring for daylilies from local Master Gardener, Frank Almquist.
New York Botanical Gardens' Winter Lecture Series 2016
One of Britain's most prominent and distinctive garden designers, Sarah Price achieved worldwide recognition for her work as co-designer of the 2012 Gardens at London's Olympic Park, where 12,000 plants from 250 species give visitors an immersive journey through the United Kingdom's plant history. Price's training in fine art and her lifelong love of wild and natural environments are reflected in her gardens, which have an immersive quality often described as "painterly."
An overview of her private gardens, community projects, and large public planting schemes reveals sensitivity to climate and ecology as well as history and culture of both the site and its wider surroundings. She describes her work as "gardening in the round"—inviting active engagement and exploration, with hardscaping kept to a minimum and plant forms used for the underlying structure essential to establishing each garden's distinct atmosphere.
Fee: Members $32, Non-Members $35
Register at http://www.nybg.org/
Each year in late February through mid March, the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in our greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions. The Garden Show includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles.
Poughkeepsie & Newburgh Show Runs February 26 – March 6
Poughkeepsie Location: 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie
Newburgh Location: 1240 Route 300, Newburgh
Kingston & Wappingers Show Runs March 4 – March 13
Kingston Location: 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine
Wappingers Location: 160 Old Post Road, Wappingers
Join Bettina at the Adams Garden and Flower show. She'll be signing copies of her new book A Tea Garden in Tivoli. Her garden won the 2015 Best International Garden Design Award from Gardenista.com. Learn how to give your backyard garden a Japanese style. There will also be a raffle to win a free walk through assessment of your garden.
Would you like to start composting at home? Are you interested in improving your current compost experience? Would you like to learn about different systems which can be used in smaller living spaces?
We'll discuss how to create quality compost from garden, lawn and kitchen waste; how to handle invasive species and mange diseased plants; how compost works in the soil; how to avoid and mange rodents and structural pests; choosing compost systems and understanding their pros and cons; compost uses; and troubleshooting.
This class is also offered on 3/1/16.
Please register by contacting Nancy at the Dutchess Cornell Cooperative Extension - 845-677-8223 ext. 115 or email@example.com by February 17th.
Snow Date 3/3/16 3pm-5pm
This is a two-part workshop. Part 1 – Learn seed propagation and seed-sowing techniques to sow a variety of annuals. Return in 5 weeks (April 4) for the second session and learn how to prick out the germinated seedlings into larger rounds to take home and grow in your garden. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must attend both sessions. Registration and pre-payment required.
Snow dates: Part 1 – March 7, Part 2 – April 11.
Fee: $50 Non-Members/$40 for members
Presented by the Garden Club of Yorktown.
Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. Your yard is more than a combination of trees, shrubs and perennials - it’s complex system where all living things are connected. Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity, attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects. In turn, bio-diverse landscapes with ecological balance are more resistant to pests, diseases and extreme weather events, especially important in the face of climate change. Environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman explains how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful, healthy ecosystem, filled with life.
This will be a short meeting to discuss plans for the gardens and the volunteer schedule for 2016. We will also welcome new volunteers at this meeting, so please invite friends who might like to garden with us this year.
Become a member, no dues required. Come learn about growing, caring for and showing roses!
The Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society is hosting a lecture on Growing Herbs presented by Lynne Snyder, Master Gardener with the Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension. We begin gathering for socializing, snacks, and beverages at 1:30. Lecture starts a 2 p.m. and is open to the public.
Hudson Valley Iris and Daylily Society (HVIDS)
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardeners for their annual bus trip on March 8, 2016 to the biggest and best flower show in the East.
This year's theme, “Explore America,” will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service with acres of gardens, floral displays and adventure experiences. Enjoy the natural, historic, cultural, and monumental beauty of the national parks through the eyes of the world's greatest floral and garden designers.
Buses will load at 6:45am and leave from the MAC Fitness parking lot located in the Kingston Plaza at 7:00am, and will return at approximately 9:30pm. The New Paltz bus will load at 7:15am at the NYS Thruway Park and Ride located at Exit 18 in New Paltz.
Completed registration forms with payment must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 29 and can also be dropped off at the CCEUC Education Center located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. Register early-space is limited.
Fee: $80 per person, which includes transportation and show admission. No refunds will be issued.
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County for their annual bus trip on March 8, 2016 to the biggest and best flower show in the East. This year's theme, “Explore America,” will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service with acres of gardens, floral displays and adventure experiences. Enjoy the natural, historic, cultural, and monumental beauty of the national parks through the eyes of the world's greatest floral and garden designers.
Here is your opportunity to enjoy this phenomenal show in comfort! You'll board our chartered bus in Middletown at 7:45 am. Relax, read or visit with friends and Master Gardener Volunteers on the trip down. You'll have the whole day to explore and enjoy the show…then re-board the bus to be transported back by 9:00 pm. Bring a sandwich or purchase food at the show for lunch and the return trip.
Registration is required by Feb. 19, 2016. Please register early, as seating is limited! We look forward to sharing the day with you.
Fee: $75 per person, which includes transportation and show admission. No refunds will be issued.
Monthly meetings held February - October. New members are always welcome. Membership is free and we're a friendly, casual garden club. Come and share your passion for all things gardening related - whether you're a beginner or seasoned gardener - we'd love to have you!
Email - NWGardenClub@gmail.com
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County. Organic Vegetable Gardening - This workshop is for beginning food gardeners who want to learn more about the best organic methods to grow beautiful, delicious, healthy food in a home or community garden. If you're interested in learning how to set up, design, and cultivate a vegetable garden, you will find the tips and advice in this course a helpful way to get started and to keep your garden growing for years to come. Learn the best, tried and true methods for selecting the best varieties, planting with the seasons, maintaining, harvesting and sustaining a productive vegetable garden. This course will offer you the basics of how to create a garden in your space, while also helping you prepare the soil, choose the right fertilizers, and prevent weeding troubles. Additionally, you will learn about organic gardening, as well as container gardening when space is limited.
Growing Tomatoes Successfully Workshop - Learn how to grow the best tomatoes ever. We will explore growing techniques, types of tomatoes and any problems that could arise.
Fee: $10 ($8 for Gardening in Orange County subscribers). Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend, please send someone in your place.
Space is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Please call Debbie Lester at 845-344-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
2016 Winter Lecture Series for Home Gardeners:
Small Fruit Pruning with Jim O’Connell
Early spring is the best time to prune most small fruit, blueberries, raspberries and grapes. Learn the techniques to produce bigger and better berries.
Instructor: Jim O’Connell is an Ulster County CCE Educator based mostly at the CCE Fruit Lab in Highland with an expertise in small fruit. He primarily works with commercial growers in the Hudson Valley and is also very knowledgeable about growing cranberries.
For more information contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a seat in each course.
Email - email@example.com
Springfest 20th annual Garden Show, “NJ’s finest flower & garden show”…The Star-Ledger, will burst into bloom March 17 – 20th in the sun-drenched Conservatory just a short, scenic drive away at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ.
Visitors will discover great garden shopping tucked among colorful garden displays built by premier landscape companies. Daily lectures by renowned speakers, Kids’ Zone and Treasure Hunt.
Fee: Adults $12, Seniors $9, Children 12 &under free.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Hudson Orchid Society's Spring Sale and Show.
For more information call Ruth Nattras at 845-343-2901 http://www.mhos.us.com
If you love the idea of eating home grown salads from April - November, a salad box can keep you in greens all season long! Bring a pair of sturdy work gloves, and we'll supply the materials and instruction for you to build your first salad box (and you'll know how to build as many more as you'd like on your own!). The portability of a salad box allows you to keep your plants in optimal growing conditions.
Fee: $25/person - limited to only 20 people.
Registration deadline: March 16, 2016. To register contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or email email@example.com. Sorry, no refunds, if you can’t attend please send someone in your place.
Are Cedar Waxwings passing you by? No Eastern Towhees stopping in your yard? The National Audubon Society reports that our 20 most common bird species have declined by an average of 68% since 1967. You can do a lot in your own landscape to help our many declining bird species. It takes more than just native plants - it requires an ecosystem approach. Environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman explains how we can attract and support our native birds and neo-tropical migrants with ecological design and proper native plant selection.
New York Botanical Gardens' Winter Lecture Series 2016
Luciano Giubbilei was born in Siena, Italy, and went to London in 1994 to study before establishing his own garden design practice. Today his award-winning Luciano Giubbilei Design works in close and constant dialogue with architects, plantsmen, craftsmen, and selected specialists on projects that include private gardens, rural landscapes, and institutional spaces. Giubbilei's gardens are known for their understated elegance and serenity, defined by light and influenced by classical Italian proportion and balance.
Drawing examples from his work throughout Europe and the U.S., he shows how spacing, rhythm, and the repetition of single elements create multilayered environments where culture and nature combine to forge an emotional connection between people and place.
Fee: Members $32, Non-Members $35
2016 Winter Lecture Series for Home Gardeners:
Summer Bulbs with Cecily Frazier
Summer bulbs are some of the most beautiful bulbs of all! Cecily will be delighted to share with you information about the many glorious summer bulbs such as lilies, cannas, species gladioli, dahlias and more. Learn about the best varieties and how to plant and care for these gorgeous summer bulbs.
Instructor: Master Gardener Volunteer Cecily Frazier is a retired teacher who has enjoyed all the opportunities for learning involved in being a Master Gardener. She grows bulbs all year long: saffron crocus in fall, and for spring bloom, daffodils, snowdrops, even tulips (when she feels she can manage an end run around the deer!)
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in the fun of learning how to grow your best garden ever! “Garden Day”, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Master Gardeners, welcomes all gardeners from beginners to experts to take part in this day-long gardening experience. This year’s theme, “Botanicals & Banquets” features 16 classes and a Keynote address by Westchester Community College professor and native plant expert, Carolyn Summers, author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East. Fee: $40 in advance; $45 at the door.
Contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email email@example.com