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March 2017

Refresh. Renew. Restore. A Garden Symposium <-- SOLD OUT!

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map

Join us for our tenth annual Garden Symposium on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ.  This year the theme is Refresh, Renew, Restore!   We have an exciting line up of speakers, beginning with Tony Avent, famed plantsman and owner of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, as well as the plant junkies ultimate nursery, Plant Delights, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Ruth Rogers Clausen grew up in Wales and has contributed books and magazine articles to…

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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercer County Library, Lawrence HQ Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville,, NJ United States
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The dreaded Emerald Ash Borer is in our community and thousands of ash trees are now under threat. The damage has been devastating, killing true ash trees all across America. If you want to save the tree, you have to act quickly. What can you do? Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator of the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Nicholas Polanin, Somerset County Agent, will walk you through your options, including a mechanism for evaluating the…

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April 2017

Integrated Pest Management for the Homeowner

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ
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Integrated Pest Management is a strategy and decision process developed for large agricultural producers that can also be applied by homeowners to limit or avoid altogether the use of toxic chemicals. You will learn how to use these principles for long-term prevention of pests and their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Whether you hire a professional landscaper or do it all yourself, you need…

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May 2017

Plant Expo and Garden Market

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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Home-grown perennials, trees, and shrubs; Master Gardener grown tomatoes; a wonderful garden market of selected top-notch nurseries; and a secondhand sale of used “stuff” – are all featured at the Expo. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help select the best plants for your garden and Barbara J. Bromley will be on hand to answer questions. Sale details, including a list of vendors, will be available soon. Printable copy of our 2017 Gardening Programs and Events brochure

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June 2017

Hands-on in the Garden

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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You have questions? We have answers! More than answers, we have hands-on live-action demonstrations on a variety of gardening topics. There is always something to learn! Bruce Crawford of Rutgers Gardens will open the afternoon with an enthusiastic talk about vegetable gardening. Then Master Gardeners will provide information and demonstrations on composting, deer management, deciphering plant labels, identifying insect and plant samples, and answering gardening questions for the novice and more experienced gardeners. Soil test kit mailers will be available.  …

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July 2017

Evening in the Garden

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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  With the Mercer Educational Gardens as a backdrop, Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer ways to draw you out into your garden as the sun goes down. Learn about how to design your landscape and choose plants to make evenings more enjoyable. Discover what plants offer evening scents, bloom only in the evening or long into the evening, and which ones attract evening pollinators such as bats and moths. You might just find that your favorite summer…

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August 2017

Lawn Renovation & Establishment

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercer County Extension, 930 Spruce Street
Lawrence, NJ United States
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Early September is the best time to seed your lawn. Barbara J. Bromley will present information on repairing lawn damage. Learn how to prepare lawns for seeding, how to select the appropriate grass seed, and how to restore your lawn effectively. Soil test kit mailers will be available for purchase to determine how much (if any) fertilizer or lime is needed for the lawn. *Pre-registration is recommended. *Pre-registration by email at rmgofmcprograms@gmail.com is the preferred method of signing up for…

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September 2017

15th Annual Insect Festival: “Please Bug Me”

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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This year’s always popular Insect Festival will feature a return of the Big Bug Band in addition to educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Bees, Butterflies, Bugs Galore, Bugs in Water, Games in the Garden, and an Insect Hunt in the Meadow are just a few of the many activities planned.   Learn about the importance of insects in our lives through hands-on, fun activities. Printable copy of our 2017 Gardening Programs and Events brochure

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October 2017

Natives Gone Wild

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Township Public Library, United States + Google Map

Steven Kristoph is passionate about plants and loves to share his passion with others. He is a New Jersey horticulturist and owner of a wholesale nursery and landscape design service and has been a popular adjunct professor in horticulture at Rutgers for over 25 years. In what promises to be an entertaining and educational evening, Steven will focus on native plants, reflecting the recent trend toward natives, including legislation that requires native plants to be used in certain circumstances. The…

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November 2017

Whimsical Containers for Seasonal Greens

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Township Public Library, United States + Google Map

Spend a fun evening learning to “think outside the box - or pot, or vase.” Everyday items and even items headed to the trash pile can be transformed into whimsical containers. Master Gardeners with lots of experience and creative talent will demonstrate how to turn unexpected or commonplace items into beautiful containers for seasonal greens. Learn a wonderful way to create a personalized statement for your home or gifts for special people on your holiday list. *Pre-registration is recommended. *Pre-registration…

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