Gardening News Recap

Strafford County Master Gardeners were invited by the Board to attend a special meeting on March 16th to enjoy a potluck luncheon.

The special guest will be Jamie Roberge, our UNH Cooperative Extension SC MG Coordinator for all projects.

Please RSVP to one of the Board members.


Spring 2018 MG Class

For more information, please contact:
Marcy Stanton,, or Amanda Gourgue,


Kerry Mendez at Perennially Yours announced a new Webinar, Beauty and the Beast: Bold and Fine Foliaged Plants Make Wonderful Dance Partners, on Tuesday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to attend the live broadcast (Webinars are available for later viewing.) All lectures come with lecture notes and CEU forms. Hour-plus long Webinars are $9 each. Registration link.

Strafford County Conservation District is now accepting orders for their upcoming 2018 plant sale.


Nate Bernitz, Infoline Program Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension, 603-351-3831, sent out an invitation this week to ‘Welcome Spring’ Symposium on March 17 hosted by NHMGA. The general rate is $80, but current NHMGA members can register for $65. If a current member, use discount code rooted. To renew your membership before registering, you can do so at this linkWhen you do go to register, you will need to create a user name and password, and then save that for future use.


The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year® 2018 to Allium ‘Millenium’. This herbaceous perennial, relative to the common onion, is a workhorse of the late summer garden. It was selected for its late flowering with masses of rose-purple blooms, uniform habit with neat shiny green foliage, and for its drought resistant constitution. To read the full article, use this link.


Can’t find the time to start seeds, but want organic seedlings? You might want to check out Stout Oak Farm in Brentwood because their 2018 organic vegetable seedling order form is available on line.


2018 Garden Trends by American Meadows include information on a variety of topics including: container gardening, planting for privacy, defensive plantings, pollinators, cooperative gardening, pollinator-friendly perennials, and ground covers. For the full post, use this link.


Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is forty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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2 Responses to Gardening News Recap

  1. Jean Olson says:

    Judy, this is a GREAT post. Thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sarah Rieley says:

    I will be at the MG meeting at Durham Library on March 16th. Sarah Rieley


    Liked by 1 person

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