Wordless Wednesday

Submitted by:  Judy V., MG since 2007

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Garden of Native NH Plants

The Garden of Native NH Plants was created in 1996 by two Strafford County Master Gardeners, Carolyn Bassage and Gael Grant.

It was started using the lasagna method meaning it was untilled land that was layered with compost and heavily mulched for weed control.

A native plant is one that grew here before the European settlers came to America and planted the seeds and bulbs that they brought from their homelands. The plants in this garden are just a few of the plants that are indigenous to New Hampshire.

Some of the plants included in the garden are Eastern Hemlock, American Chestnut, June Pink Azalea, Arrowhead Viburnum, high and low bush Blueberries, Elderberry, Lupines, Concord Grape Vines, and Strawberries.

Strafford County Master Gardeners Association has provided funding for this project since its inception, and we continue to maintain it as a source of pride in our community and respect for those who started SCMGA.

06/18/1931- 01/08/2017

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3 p.m., a special memorial will be held at the garden to remember one of our most beloved and respected Master Gardeners – Carolyn Bassage.

As we work in the garden to maintain Carolyn’s inspiration, we feel her presence in every plant we tend.

The Garden of Native NH Plants is open to visitors on the days and hours that the Lee Transfer Station is open – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7-6.

If you would like to donate a plant, your time, or have questions about this project, contact Linda S., project coordinator,  or send us an email.

Submitted by:  SCMGs Linda. S. 2009, Jean O. 2009, and Judy V. 2007

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Wordless Wednesday

Submitted by:  Jon B., MG since 1996

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By the Sea Flower Show

The Piscataqua Garden Club, Member of the Garden Club of America, will hold a Garden Club of America Flower Show, By the Sea.

Featuring the Club’s four disciplines: Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, and Conservation, all entries are provided by members of the PGC and affiliated GCA Clubs from around the country.

The show will be open free to the public Friday, June 16th 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. at the Old York Historical Society museums, 3 Lindsay Road in York, Maine.

Floral designs will be inspired by the maritime culture of the seacoast, such as the Marblehead to Halifax sailing race, sea swells, sailor’s valentines, and Appledore Island’s summer gardens. Beautiful displays of horticulture specimens, both cut and container grown, will delight and intrigue any garden enthusiast! Photography submissions reflect the effects of the sea and its weather.

PCG’s By the Sea will be judged by accredited members of the GCA JudgesProgram.

For more information contact: Barclay Jackson, Communications Chair, 6034988252, barclayj2@yahoo.com

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Wordless Wednesday

Submitted by:  Barb F., MG since 1998

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Vertical Gardening Winner

Drum roll please.

There were eight comments received on the Blog post and Facebook expressing interest in vertical gardening.

Thank you for participating.

I numbered them in the order they were received, and used a random number generator.

#3 was Laurie Graves, fellow blogger from Notes from the Hinterland, Maine.

Congrats, and as soon as you send me your mailing address, I’ll get the book in the mail to you.

Happy vertical gardening everyone.

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Bunnies and Birds

Post sponsored by Strafford County Conservation District, 264 County Farm Road, Dover, New Hampshire, 03820Dover, New Hampshire 03820

RSVP online at http://bit.ly/ShrublandTour

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