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2019 Tues 26 - 5G Gardening

posted Feb 17, 2019, 12:26 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

5G Gardening 
 5G Gardening! Things You Need to Do Now; For a Wonderful Garden Later!  
Melissa Vice, John Teasdale, and Elmer Dengler all part of the elected leadership team of the garden club will share on the

The 5G Gardening Experience:

Greenhouse Experiences - Melissa

Getting and Growing seed Under Lights -Elmer

Growing Perennials from Seed -  Elmer

Getting your Soil Tested - John (May be presented in future meeting as time permits.)

Giving back to the club by Propagating what is growing well for you! Elmer and others…

Come to share your experiences as well and bring your questions. 

2019 Tues. Jan 29 - Linda Conboy - Master Gardener

posted Jan 12, 2019, 7:41 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 MG Plant Cliniccrop tour 2019 Tues. Jan 29 - Linda Conboy - Master Gardener

As we continue to learn from the rich and fertile histories of our garden club members, we are excited to present our January presenter Linda Conboy. She has only been a BCGC member since 2016 but considers herself a lifetime gardener.

Linda will share her experience in the Maryland Department of Agriculture Master Gardener program. She will also share information about Vermiculture and Slot Pots. She rounds out her hobbies with Tai Chi and baking.  Linda generously donates her time to the  Bowie Farmers Market Master Gardeners Plant Clinic booth.


Slot Pots

2018, Oct. 30 Plant Diseases by Howard Waterworth, PhD

posted Oct 9, 2018, 9:32 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

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 The Tuesday, October 30th meeting of the Bowie-Crofton Garden Club at 7pm at Kenhill  Center will feature a talk by Howard Waterworth, PhD on Plant Diseases. 

We can do everything right and a plant disease can destroy all our efforts. Hear about this wide ranging topic from a professionally trained plant pathologist and former Beltsville, USDA researcher with 35 years of experience working with diseases, and in particular viruses.  Come with questions and concerns and Dr Waterworth will help us understand this complex science; combing his 15 years of work as a Master Gardener with his training and research experience. 

The talk as always is free and open to the general public.  Come grow with us. 
New members always welcome.

2018, Sat. Oct. 20 - BCGC Annual Halloween Party

posted Oct 1, 2018, 6:07 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 BCGC Halloween Party - main dish and drinks will be provided. Members can bring side dishes and desserts to share. Costumes encourage but not required. Best costume prize will be awarded.

Please RSVP to Carmen Hernandez at BCGC.hospitality@gmail.com or 301-821-5302 to indicate if you are bring a side dish or a dessert.


2018 Sat. Oct. 6 - BCGC Roadside Cleanup

posted Sep 14, 2018, 8:57 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club members engage in valuable philanthropic services for the community of Bowie. None are more valued than providing Roadside Cleanup on Rt. 197. We will meeting at 8:00 AM Saturday Oct. 6 in the Burger King parking lot on Laurel Bowie Rd. Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes and bring gloves. Grabbers and orange safety vests will be provided. 

You never know what find on this well-traveled stretch of roadway, but cleanup crew members have been known to find money, jewelry, and of course, lots of golf balls. Please contact Roadside Cleanup Coordinator, Deb Forespring at BCGC.rdcleanup@gmail.com.
We will see you there!

2018 Sept, 25 BCGC Mini-Talks - 6:00-9:00pm

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:01 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 8:34 AM ]

BCGC September Meeting Mini-Talks -  Join us a little earlier at 6:00 pm for Mini-Talks. We have three segments to this month's Topics. 

6:00 pm -7:00 pm
BCGC President, Brian Gollsneider is reprising the very popular "Gardening and More in Afghanistan" for anyone who may have missed it. Come learn about how the gardens grow in this unique climate. Brian experienced cultural variations that prove we are all more alike than we are different the world around.
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Top 10 Online Security Best Practices" by Melissa Vice, BCGC Webmaster and our resident cybersecurity expert. Ms. Vice earned a Masters in Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland and is a Gordon Prize recipient for her work on Insider Threat mitigation. Protecting personally identifiable information (PII) can be a full-time job, however implementing these Top 10 Online Safety Best Practices can provide a layered defense. 

 7:30 - 8:00 Club Business Meeting
 QA8:00 - 9:00 BCGC Q&A on Garden-related member issues.
September is a time when gardens are slowing down in preparation for their Winter rest. This is a great time for Gardeners to review the growing season's "Lessons Learned" and to apply these lessons to Spring. The Bowie - Crofton Garden Club invites you to share any successes or failures with your fellow club members.

Do you have a gardening question that another club member may be able to answer?
Or a success story that could inspire other gardeners? 

Please submit your questions or request to present to the "president@bcgardenclub.org" for this informative meeting. 

2018, Aug. 28 - BCGC Meeting - Local Maryland Orchids

posted Aug 14, 2018, 4:26 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

Tuesday August 28 - BCGC Meeting -  Topic: Local Orchids blooming in late July in Maryland by Jay Tullos
White Fringed Orchid

Platanthera blephariglottis (White Fringed Orchid)

Crested Yellow Orchid

Platanthera cristata (Crested Yellow Orchid)

Purple Fringeless Orchid

Platanthera peramoena (Purple Fringeless Orchid)

2018 - Sat. Aug. 18 - Mt. Cuba Field-trip

posted Jul 7, 2018, 9:01 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

Mt. Cuba Center, a non-profit botanical garden, which has growing conditions
similar to Bowie’s is located near Wilmington, Delaware.
Mt. Cuba is known for its diverse gardens, horticultural research and study of
eastern North American flora.
Mt. Cuba’s has a collection of over 6,500 documented plants in a
variety of gardens ranging from formal to natural. The gardens include native
plant meadows, woodlands and ponds, and non-native planting. The Center’s
focus is on restoration and conservation through science-based research
projects and collaboration.
Advanced research in evaluating plants for pollinators and landscape
gardening is done at Mt. Cuba. Many of the plants from North Creek Nursery
that the Garden Club sells at the Plant Sale were evaluated at Mt. Cuba.
The Garden Club has arranged admission to Mt. Cuba and a guided
tour of Mt. Cuba’s research and evaluations work on August 18, for $12 per
person. However, to hold the date and guarantee the tour, the Club must
have a minimum of 10 paid people by Tuesday, July 31.
Register to visit Mt. Cuba now by making a check payable to B-C
Garden Club and bringing it to the Garden Club meeting on June 26 or July
31. Alternatively, you can mail your check to the Bowie-Crofton Garden Club,
PO Box 781, Bowie, MD 20718. Your check must be received by July 31.

2018 - Tues. July 31 - "Afghanistan Gardening" by Brian G.

posted Jul 7, 2018, 9:00 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

Join BCGC for a unique chance to hear about gardening in a formidable landscape from garden club President Brian Gollsneider.

7 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Meeting
Kenhill Center multi-purpose room

Topic: Gardening in Afghanistan
Speaker: Brian Gollsneider, Garden Club President

2018, Tues. June 26th 7pm - "Papercrete Pot Making" by Phyllis Hills

posted May 28, 2018, 8:53 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 5:15 AM ]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Meeting at 7pm
Kenhill Center multi-purpose room
Topic: Papercrete Pot Making
Speaker and Demonstrator: Phyllis Hills

Learn how she makes papercrete pots for plants from recycled newsprint and vermiculite bonded with cement.

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