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  • Check out our Green Thumb Series!
  • Plan your Garden to Include an Extra Row to Help Support Our Local Food Banks!
  • We are offering Rain Barrel Workshops April through October!
  • Every Fall Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers visit First Grade Classrooms across Chesapeake Public Schools to Teach about Trees and Plant Trees.
  • Attend our annual Plant Sale the last Friday and Saturday of April. For current details go to the Programs and Events tab and click on Plant Sale.

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2021 Spring Information & Programs

2021 Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale

The 2021 Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale on April 23 and 24 was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to all of our neighbors and friends who came out to the sale and purchased plants. We can't wait to see your beautiful yards and gardens as they grow this year.Thank you to all of the Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers' who planted, potted and grew the fabulous plants, set up the sale and worked hard to make it our BEST sale ever. 

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TEACHING GARDEN UPDATES - Spring Blooms

Spring Teaching Garden

New WEED GARDEN  

 Welcome to the newest garden in the Chesapeake Master Gardener Teaching Garden, THE WEED GARDEN.  It is the Garden of plants you love to hate.  Denise, one of our Master Gardeners, has designed a display of the 15 most nauseous weeds in Virginia in one location.  Our intent is to provide you information that will allow you to identify them, methods to eradicate them and a way, if possible, to eat them.  Remember if you "can't beat them eat them". We invite everyone to inspect our new display of the most despised plants in Virginia at 212 Holt Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322.

We have also created some reference materials so you can learn more about the weeds in our garden. You can download a pdf here: Weed Garden Identification Sheet and Weeds of the Month Sheet

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 This Month in the Garden - April

In this new feature we will be showcasing plants that are blooming or growing this month as well as things that can be done in the garden this month. Click on the link below to download a pdf of each article with information how to grow and care for them.

1. Hellebore or Lenten Rose, Latin Name: Helleborus orientalis 'Confetti Cake', by Nadine Scott

2. Dutch Yellow Crocus, Latin Name: Crocus flavus. by Nadine Scott

3. Time to Plan: Container Vegetable Gardening, by T. C. Gray

4. Oriental Paper Bush, Latin Name: Edgeworthia chrysantha, by Patty Hamilton

5. Winter Daphne, Latin Name: Daphene orora 'Aueromarginata', by Brenda Barrett

 

Retention Pond and Buffer Garden Teaching Signs

Neignborhoods, schools or businesses that have a retention pond with a buffer garden should consider getting a set of these teaching signs. The set of five 36" x 24" signs were developed by our GREEN TEAM. There signs outline the best practices for maintaining a retention pond and buffer garden. They are attractive, durable outdoor signs that can be installed around a retention pond. Chesapeake Master gardeners will pay half of the cost of the signs as an educational value to the community. To view the signs click HERE. If you are interested in getting a set or need more information contact Mike Andruczyk at 757-382-6348.

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This set of signs is installed at Atlantic Shores Christian School.

 

 


 

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