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June 2016

All About Bees

June 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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Honey bees and native bees - ALL types of bees play an important role in plant pollination and are critical to our food supply. Interested in keeping honey bees? Rutgers Master Gardeners will talk about their beekeeping experiences. Want to attract native bees to your property? Learn about selecting and growing bee friendly plants and the importance of reducing pesticide use in our home gardens. PRE-REGISTRATION is recommended.

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July 2016

An Evening at MEG Right Plant, Right Place

July 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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Here's the right time and place to explore the "right plant in the right place" secret to successful gardening! Stroll through the Annual, Butterfly, Cottage, Herb, Native and Perennial gardens, the Weed Identification bed and a Meadow. Rutgers Master Gardeners will discuss how to make the perfect match, considering diverse soil and sun conditions. This is a chance to see where and why certain plants thrive. It's the right thing to do on a summer's evening.

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August 2016

Lawn Renovation & Establishment

August 16, 2016 @ 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, Mercer County Horticulturist, 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 you lawn effectively. Soil test mailers will be available for purchase to determine how much (if any) fertilizer or lime is needed for the lawn. * PRE-REGISTRATION is recommended.

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September 2016

Bugs Rule!  14th Annual Insect Festival

September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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A day of games and activities that highlight the importance of bugs in our lives and teach children of all ages about the incredible and often beautiful insects common to the Northeast.  Saturday, September 10 1 to 4 p.m. Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Rain or shine Admission is free! On-site parking available This year’s theme is “Bugs Rule.” Attractions include: The Big Bug Band featuring a sing along accompanied by “kid made” instruments. Bugs in water Butterfly births…

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October 2016

Barbara J. Bromley’s Rules for Successful Gardening

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Township Public Library, United States + Google Map

Need a little expert gardening advice? The many years of experience as Mercer County Horticulturist have led Barbara J. Bromley to develop some endearing and memorable rules for successful home landscaping and gardening. Have you planted a tree too close to your house? You might appreciate Barbara's chainsaw rule! Sometimes surprising, often amusing, but always helpful, "Barbara's Rules" will entertain and educate you. The the program is free but seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. Register by email at rmgofmcprograms@gmail.com or call…

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November 2016

Terrariums – Gardens Under Glass

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Extension, 930 Spruce Street
Lawrence, NJ United States
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Terrariums bring plants together in clear containers to create a miniature ecosystem. Rutgers Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to select the best containers, soils, plants and accents for your terrarium and provide practical maintenance tips and imaginative ideas for bringing a bit of nature indoors. This program is free. Pre-registration is recommended  Register by email at: rmgofmcprograms@gmail.com or by phone at: 609 989-6830  

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January 2017

Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Blooms

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tupehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue
Trenton, NJ
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  What can you do to attract birds to your garden? What are the best plants to entice bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to make their homes with you? What maintenance techniques are most hospitable for these garden visitors and residents? Guest Naturalist Mary Anne Borge will answer these questions and inspire you with her beautiful photographs to plan for the upcoming growing season. An optional guided walk will follow the presentation. *Space is limited and registration is required…

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February 2017

Ten Most Common Gardening Mistakes

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercer County Extension, 930 Spruce Street
Lawrence, NJ United States
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 Everybody makes gardening mistakes! Brand new gardeners and even lifelong green thumbs make them. It happens to the best of us. Barbara J. Bromley, who has been the Mercer County Horticulturist for many years, and, by her own admission, has made a few mistakes herself, will highlight the most frequent gardening mistakes she has seen and heard about over the years. Some will be familiar, but others may surprise you. *Pre-registration is recommended.   To pre-register: email us at:  rmgofmcprograms@gmail.com…

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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
Lawrence Headquarters Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 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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