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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Come out to the Pitt County Arboretum
for a Walking Tour
led by Master Gardener Volunteers
Thursday, April 2nd
Beginning at 10:00 AM
Meet under the Shelter in front of the
Agricultural Center (MAP)
April's tour will include tips on planting containers with
a hands-on demonstration.
|Last year's container potting day|
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Plants are really starting to come alive at the Arboretum. Here are some flowering beauties you will see this week.
Photos by J Kollar
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Master Gardeners have been and will be busy this week and next potting up plants for their annual PLANT SALE, May 16, 2015, (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PLANT SALE INFO). Our plant sale features plants that do well in our part of the country. So far, several hundred have been divided and that usually increases to several thousand by the time of the sale. The sale features great prices plus a chance to talk to Master Gardeners to learn proper planting and care techniques for each plant. We also do a plant swap where you can bring plants from your garden to exchange with other local gardeners. Here is information to help you in DIVIDING PERENNIALS.
|Our Happy Potting Crew|
Photo by R. Davis
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In the Spring of 2013, Master Gardeners planted a weeping Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola') in one of the large containers. The thought was that it would be kept in that pot for a long time with regular root pruning. However, once it was pulled out of the container two years later with much struggle and a bystander lending a hand, it was decided to NOT put it back in the container, but put it in a permanent spot. The root system had grown faster and more vigorously than anticipated. Perhaps this method will be used in the future on a smaller scale.
We tilted the pot and supported it with bricks and boards to protect the crown.
|Ready to be removed|
|It's new home - the Memorial Garden (with Ann R.)|
Friday, March 6, 2015
Come out to the Greenville Convention Center from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM tomorrow, Saturday, March 7th, and visit with some Master Gardener Volunteers. They'll be happy to help you with your gardening questions. You can find them by the center stage.
|Our Set-Up Crew|
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Join Master Gardeners for a free walking tour of the Pitt County Arboretum.
Thursday, March 5th
Starting at 10:00 AM
Come out and see some early signs of Spring
plus learn about some garden chores to do now
Meet under the Shelter in front of the Ag Center
at 403 Government Circle, Greenville