Events from the Last 30 days

April 2018
Xfvlfai
Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY
2018-04-14 11:00:00 UTC
2018-04-14 12:30:00 UTC
14
Apr
at 11:00AM - 12:30PM on Sat

Join garden designer, author, and coast-to-coast lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez, as she suggests smart, innovative choices for beautiful gardens and containers that also save money, time, and water, with tips from her newest book. The elegant results belie their budget-friendly origins. Typical of her trademark mix of inspiration, enthusiasm, and pragmatism, Kerry urges us all to try the shrubby Clematis 'Arabella' as a groundcover or a spiller in containers. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, 'Arabella' is considered the longest blooming clematis, covered in three-inch, blue-violet flowers throughout summer and into the early fall. As an aside, I got another shrubby clematis, 'Mrs. Robert Brydon' to try as a groundcover at Innisfree last year. I think I'll be adding 'Arabella' to the mix. Kerry will host a book signing after her lecture.

Fee: Tickets will be available at the door, and are $30 for Cary Institute, Garden Conservancy, and Innisfree members; $35 for the general public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Ylbxfvb
Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Rd., Newburgh, NY
2018-04-14 11:00:00 UTC
2018-04-14 15:00:00 UTC
14
Apr
at 11:00AM - 3:00PM on Sat

The Mid-Hudson Orchid Society will be holding its Spring Show and Sale. Come by and learn about growing and caring for orchids and purchase your own to take home.

Fee: Free Admission - open to the public

Please visit our website at mhos.us.org for club information and contacts.


Php8nt4
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-04-14 10:00:00 UTC
2018-04-14 12:00:00 UTC
14
Apr
at 10:00AM - 12:00PM on Sat

Learn the basics about home composting including what to compost, compost recipes and bin design.

Fee: $10 per person ($8 GOC subscribers)

All classes are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange
County unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for
all programs (generally a week prior to date of the program).
To register, or for more information, visit cceorangecounty.org
or call 845-344-1234. Ask to be placed on the mailing list!


Qtird1b
SUNY Ulster Community College, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
2018-04-14 08:30:00 UTC
2018-04-14 16:15:00 UTC
14
Apr
at 8:30AM - 4:15PM on Sat

Join in the fun of learning how to grow your best garden ever! The 19th Annual Spring Garden Day, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) Master Gardeners, welcomes all gardeners from beginners to experts to take part in this day-long gardening experience.

This year’s theme is “Trowel to Table” featuring 16 classes and a keynote address by Fredda Merzon, Metal Sculptor and Gardener, who creates botanically inspired sculptures from found metal objects.

Whether your interest is in ornamental or edible gardening, design, garden science or problem solving, Garden Day has it all! Dig your hands into topics that will have you looking at your garden with fresh eyes and a “can do” attitude. Choose from classes such as:

· Pruning Trees and Shrubs
· Waking Up the Spring Garden
· Alien Invaders
· Gardening in a Changing Climate
· Low Maintenance Fruit Trees and Shrubs
· Plus 11 additional information-packed classes

Pre-registration is highly recommended as classes fill up fast. To obtain a list of all the classes and a registration form go to tinyurl.com/2018-Garden-Day.

Fee: $45 in advance; $50 at the door.
A catered lunch is available and must be purchased upon registering, or you can bring your own.

For more information, or to have a brochure and registration form sent to you, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


Xf5ehsd
Germantown Library, Hover Room, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY
2018-04-10 12:00:00 UTC
2018-04-10 14:00:00 UTC
10
Apr
at 12:00PM - 2:00PM on Tues

This month’s program will feature a presentation on “Container Planting” with Ben Eaton, master landscape designer, stone mason, horticulturist, and owner of The Secret Gardener, a plant nursery in Hudson. Ben will speak about how to design and choose plants for containers as well as decorating patios and hardscapes with them. A question and answer session will follow.

The Germantown Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Fee: Free
Phone: 518-537-4868
Email: kjanson@aol.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/germantowngardenclub/


Icjrecx
Town of Newburgh Recreational Center, 311 Route 32, Newburgh, NY
2018-04-08 14:00:00 UTC
2018-04-08 16:00:00 UTC
8
Apr
at 2:00PM - 4:00PM on Sun

Want to learn about growing and caring for roses? Join us at our next monthly meeting. We'll also be discussing our annual Rose Show held each year in June. The Rose Show is a wonderful opportunity for home gardeners to join in the fun of showing their home-grown roses. All are welcome to submit their roses.

Fee: Free


March 2018
6hy4qla
Orange County Arboretum - Kosuga Building, 41 Grove Street, Off Rt 416, Montgomery, NY
2018-03-31 13:00:00 UTC
2018-03-31 14:00:00 UTC
31
Mar
at 1:00PM - 2:00PM on Sat

There are many ways to start seeds indoors to be planted outside when the weather has warmed up.

We will be discussing some seed starting ideas and making a few samples using environmentally friendly methods for kids ages 7 and up to take home.

Fee: $5 per child.

Registration required by calling 845-615-3828.


7jyatqb
CCEUC - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2018-03-29 18:30:00 UTC
2018-03-29 20:00:00 UTC
29
Mar
at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on Thurs

Join us for our Winter Lecture Series - workshops designed for the home gardener.

What’s your perspective on the bugs in your garden? How much are you willing to tolerate? Find out who is really bugging your garden and which are the friends and which are the foes and how to manage them.

About the Instructor: John McCormick has been a Master Gardener since 2008. His informal education in gardening and landscaping started when he grew up on a small farm in Westchester and later working summers for Accocella’s Landscaping while attending SUNY New Paltz.

For more information, or to have a brochure and registration form sent to you, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


Klz7dwf
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-03-28 09:00:00 UTC
2018-03-28 12:00:00 UTC
28
Mar
at 9:00AM - 12:00PM on Wed

One morning - two classes!

Vegetable Gardening: Learn the best, tried and true methods
for selecting the best varieties, planting, maintaining,
harvesting and sustaining a productive vegetable garden.

Growing Tomatoes Successfully: Learn how to grow the best
tomatoes ever. We will explore growing techniques, types of
tomatoes and any problems that could arise.

Fee: $10 per person ($8 Gardening in Orange County subscribers)

All classes are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange
County unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for
all programs (generally a week prior to date of the program).
To register, or for more information, visit cceorangecounty.org
or call 845-344-1234. Ask to be placed on the mailing list!


3gdqwdm
Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY
2018-03-24 14:00:00 UTC
2018-03-24 15:30:00 UTC
24
Mar
at 2:00PM - 3:30PM on Sat

Stories from a Connecticut Kitchen Garden

Settle in for a treat as kitchen gardener and raconteur, Pamela Page, shares the story of her obsession. In Pamela's 10,000 square foot kitchen garden at her private Ho Hum Hollow Farm, she grows almost 200 different kinds of fruits and vegetables, everything from the usual farmer's market produce to rare or heirloom varieties. A sought-after kitchen garden designer and educator, as well as a documentary filmmaker, Pamela traces the evolution of her own kitchen garden to share inspirations and challenges, plus favorite techniques and varieties. "I've got so many jars in my cupboards, my freezers are so packed, that you could mistake me for a survivalist. But in the coldest months of the year, when I reach as I routinely do, for my own tomato sauce or soup, one of last year's butternut squash, a pumpkin, a giant jar of pickles, roasted peppers, a fruit preserve, or even a head of garlic, I couldn't feel happier, or prouder, to have a kitchen garden."

To help fuel Pamela's clarion call, local Turtle Tree Seed will be selling their favorite varieties of certified organic and biodynamic, 100% open-pollinated seeds both just before and just after this lecture.

Fee: Tickets will be available at the door, and are $30 for Cary Institute, Garden Conservancy, and Innisfree members; $35 for the general public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.




Fs00hwk
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-03-22 18:00:00 UTC
2018-03-22 20:00:00 UTC
22
Mar
at 6:00PM - 8:00PM on Thurs


This class introduces the popular genera of orchids and
highlights those best suited for home growing. Explore the
growth requirements of orchids and how their needs differ from
those of other houseplants. Learn about their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure.

Fee: $10 ($8 GOC subscribers)

All classes are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange
County unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for
all programs (generally a week prior to date of the program).
To register, or for more information, visit cceorangecounty.org
or call 845-344-1234. Ask to be placed on the mailing list!


CCEUC - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2018-03-15 18:30:00 UTC
2018-03-15 20:00:00 UTC
15
Mar
at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on Thurs

Join us for our Winter Lecture Series - workshops designed for the home gardener.

First, a short discussion about the invasive Jumping Worm. We will discuss identifying the worm, the damage it does, and what can be done. The second part of the talk will focus on the decline of many insect populations, and the related reduction in the number of birds. We will discuss why this might be happening, the possible consequences, and especially what gardeners can do to help maintain healthy insect levels in their own yards, while at the same time, helping other creatures that depend on insects to survive.

About the Instructor: Cecily Frazier is a Master Gardener Volunteer in Ulster County, a life-long organic gardener, and someone who loves to learn new things about her passion: gardening. She volunteers at the Vanderbilt Garden, and is a founding member of the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission.

Fee: $15

For more information, or to have a brochure and registration form sent to you, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


Lvgkqgw
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-03-15 09:00:00 UTC
2018-03-15 12:00:00 UTC
15
Mar
at 9:00AM - 12:00PM on Thurs

Pruning is easy when you can identify the purpose for pruning
and how a tree or shrub functions. Avoid torturing and
misshaping your lovely plants. We'll make it as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Fee: $10 per person ($8 Gardening in Orange County subscribers)

All classes are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange
County unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for
all programs (generally a week prior to date of the program).
To register, or for more information, visit cceorangecounty.org
or call 845-344-1234. Ask to be placed on the mailing list!


Jdloi79
Desmond Fish Library, 472 NY-403, Garrison, NY
2018-03-11 14:00:00 UTC
2018-03-11 15:00:00 UTC
11
Mar
at 2:00PM - 3:00PM on Sun

The Philipstown Garden Club is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lerner, a Resource Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will be giving a FREE talk on controlling the Lily Leaf Beetle. Refreshments will be served!

If you are a gardener or enjoy the great outdoors, you may have noticed the invasive Lily Leaf Beetle devouring your lily plants. This little red insect has decimated rare native and common garden lilies since the beetle was introduced into the United States in the 90s. After successful releases of a biocontrol (a natural Lily Leaf predator) in all New England states, Putnam County and 4 other locations in NY have been chosen as release sites for the biocontrol insects.

Come learn more about biocontrols and how they are shining a ray of hope on our native and garden lilies.

Fee: Free


Gc8qf1y
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-03-10 09:00:00 UTC
2018-03-10 12:00:00 UTC
10
Mar
at 9:00AM - 12:00PM on Sat

Be part of the buzz about bees! In this family friendly
workshop you will learn about our native pollinators,
including non-stinging solitary bees, and how to attract them
with native plantings. You will learn how to create winter
habitat “hotels” for beneficial pollinators, bats and other
critters and construct your own native bee house using natural
materials. (Suitable for children 8 and above).

Fee: $10 per person

All classes are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange
County unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for
all programs (generally a week prior to date of the program).
To register, or for more information, visit cceorangecounty.org
or call 845-344-1234. Ask to be placed on the mailing list!


Ofs7qiy
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2018-03-06 07:45:00 UTC
2018-03-06 21:00:00 UTC
6
Mar
at 7:45AM - 9:00PM on Tues

Join the Master Gardener Volunteers on a Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show!

The inspiration for this year’s show comes from the magnificent rain forests of our planet.

The Wonders of Water will delight guests in a sea of color and encourage exploration of the extraordinary, essential and life-giving beauty of water.

Colorful water-loving blooms, dancing fountains and falling waters will be sure to enchant.

Chat with dozens of garden exports and participate in how-to gardening demos in the Gardener’s Studio. Enjoy top floral designers in fun-filled competitions in the Designer’s Studio.
Then, shop acres of stores brimming with live plants, cut flowers, beautiful vases and more in the Marketplace.

Here is your opportunity to enjoy this phenomenal show in comfort!

You’ll board our chartered bus at the Galleria in Middletown at 7:45 AM. Relax, read, or visit with your friends and Master Gardener Volunteers on the trip down to Philadelphia.

You’ll have the whole day to explore and enjoy the show.

Then you can re-board the bus to get back to Middletown by 9:00 PM. Bring food or purchase food at the show for lunch and the return trip.

Registration is required by February 16, 2018.
Please register early, as seating is limited!

Fee: $75
Includes bus transportation and cost of admission. Sorry - No refunds. If you cannot attend, please send someone else in your place to enjoy the show!

Learn More
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E190538&id=264&formid=2642&Preview=true