Thursday, April 17, 2014

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VERTICAL GARDEN WORKSHOP



A FREE class on vertical gardening is being presented by Master Gardener Volunteers.

Wednesday
April 23, 2014
10:00 AM - Noon

Pitt County Ag Center
403 Government Circle

Free, but you need to call 902-1709 to register.

Vertical Gardening has become a new trend in growing  flowers, vegetables, herbs, or sedums.  In this class you will learn about the advantages and challenges as well as different methods of growing UP.  Additionally, there will be a hands-on demonstration of creating a garden from a recycled wooden pallet.

The morning will begin inside the Ag Center in the Kitchen, but will move outside for the pallet construction.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

REDBUD 'Avondale' - Cercis chinensis
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are three thousand:
Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'
Blooming from top
To bottom
You can see this beautiful tree as you drive up to the Ag Center.  You really can't miss it.  Click here for more information about

Friday, April 4, 2014

PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM PLANT SALE

SATURDAY - MAY 17, 2014

The good weather has finally turned our thoughts to planting.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Plant Sale hosted by your local Extension Master Gardeners.  They have begun to pot up plants from their precious gardens and from the Arboretum.  So save some room in y0ur garden for some of our selections.

Click here for all the information:  PLANT SALE FLYER

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CONTAINER GARDENING




Join the Extension Master Gardeners
for the next FREE WALKING TOUR
of the
PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM
 403 Government Circle, Greenville  MAP

Meet under the Shelter
in front of the Ag Center

April 3rd, THURSDAY

Starting at 10:00 AM

The April tour will include tips on
designing, planting and caring for container gardens.
 Questions? Call (252) 902-1709

Thursday, March 20, 2014

PITT COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

The Master Gardener Volunteers meet once a month to learn more about gardening and find out what upcoming opportunities are available to share their knowledge and talents with others.  Last month, they took a few minutes of the program to recognize members who recently received their certification, earned 5 and 10 year pins, and 500 and 1000 volunteer hours pins.  Applause!  Applause!
Photos by Rosanne Davis


A new Master Gardener Class will begin  September 9th.  
Click here for an application and more information:   

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ROSE PRUNING TIME

This week the Master Gardener Volunteers got out their pruners and headed to the Rose Garden at the Arboretum.  This is what you will see, if you visit now:

Home Run Shrub Roses

   
All the others
Yes, not necessarily a pretty site.  However, come back to this blog (or visit the Arboretum) in a month or so to see the first blooms.   You're sure to be impressed by what we've got growing.
Here's a link to some helpful pruning tips:   WHEN TO PRUNE