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2021 Spring Information & Programs

Announcing the 2021 Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale

Be sure to come out to the 2021 IN PERSON plant sale. Wear your mask, practice social distancing and bring your wagon if you have one. We will have over 980 different Nursery Plants for sale as well as Hanging Baskets, Vegetables, Annuals, Herbs and Perennials. It is in a new location around the Chesapeake Central Library on Cedar Rd.

This is the list of the 987 Nursery Plants that will be available. There will be a limited supply of each plant.

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This Month in the Garden - March

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

 

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New WEED GARDEN - Part of the Teaching 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

Weed Garden

 

 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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