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2018 Tues., Apr. 24 BCGC Meeting

posted Apr 18, 2018, 10:30 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 10:32 AM ]

Tuesday, April 24th,   7pm Kenhill Center

"New Plants for Helping Feed Baby Birds, Bees and Butterflies" by Elmer Dengler

 

Excellent quality landscape or starter plugs that are proven for large or small sites.

Many are suitable for patio and pot culture

Affordable prices for establishing pollinator beds

Guidance on what plants for what location

True mostly regional ecotype plants that feed caterpillars, bees and birds

Tested in Bowie by Elmer Dengler, retired agro-ecologist

Come hear a talk on new plants that will be available at the Saturday, April 28th Plant Sale., their care, and how to establish an inexpensive pollinator garden regardless of the kind of property you have.  Wet dry, sunny, shady, or on a patio; there are plants that will work there.

We for the first time will have some wonderful native starter trees and shrubs at the plant sale.  Great way to teach children about the living world around them.  Have them grow together with them.  We also have over 10 new selections, along with many types we have had before, of native pollinator plants; that have been proven to bring butterflies, fed caterpillars, and provide wonderful color to your gardens.  Sadly most of the flowers and perennials sold at most garden centers are not selected to attract and feed butterflies and bees.  Our selections have been carefully tested to do just that. They also come at the amazing garden club price of 2-3 dollars for long lived perennials and 5-10 dollars for very hard to find native trees and shrubs.

2018 BCGC Spring Plant Sale Sat., Apr. 28th

posted Apr 18, 2018, 10:20 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 11:05 AM ]


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Come hear a talk on new plants that will be available at the Saturday, April 28th Plant Sale., their care, and how to establish an inexpensive pollinator garden regardless of the kind of property you have.  Wet dry, sunny, shady, or on a patio; there are plants that will work there.





We for the first time will have some wonderful native starter trees and shrubs at the plant sale.  Great way to teach children about the living world around them.  Have them grow together with them.  We also have over 10 new selections, along with many types we have had before, of native pollinator plants; that have been proven to bring butterflies, fed caterpillars, and provide wonderful color to your gardens.  Sadly most of the flowers and perennials sold at most garden centers are not selected to attract and feed butterflies and bees.  Our selections have been carefully tested to do just that. They also come at the amazing garden club price of 2-3 dollars for long lived perennials and 5-10 dollars for very hard to find native trees and shrubs.


Pollinator starter and landscape plugs,  proven to grow in Bowie, Md. will be available at the 30th Annual Bowie-Crofton Spring Plant Sale on Sat., April 29th 8am-Noon  at the Bowie Library.  Long lived mostly native perennials 2-3 dollars each.
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Tues. March 27, 2018- Earth Sangha

posted Mar 13, 2018, 4:15 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 4:19 PM ]

 
Earth Sangha
Tues. March 27, 2018 7:00 PM, 
Kenhill Center 
"Earth Sangha"
Native Plant Nursery and 
Restoration Group located in 
Fairfield, VA will share with us their amazing stories of conservation. 
Visit their website:   http://www.earthsangha.org/
 Matt Bright, Conservation Manager, Earth Sangha - A non profit native ecotype restoration group in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC.  They are growing local native seed collected plants in 12,400 pots, and 14,700 plugs. About 25% of what they have sown are already  claimed for local restoration sites. They also have a similar operation in the Dominican Republic for restoration needs there.  They have over 6,000 volunteers for their restoration projects in Fairfax County and are the largest growers of true area native seed grown plants.   

Tues. Mar. 6, 2018 BCGC Meeting - Gardening Catalog Swap

posted Feb 6, 2018, 6:47 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 5:58 PM ]

Winter is a perfect time to plan your 2018 growing season. Seed catalogs can provide new ideas but other Bowie-Crofton Garden Club members may have a catalog or technique you don't know. February's meeting will be dedicated to "sharing".

Bring any extra catalogs to, gardening questions, or even answers to share!
 
catalog swap

Tues Jan 30, 2018 -

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:06 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 indian spices Join the Bowie-Crofton Garden Club for an informative talk by Annie Chelliah on "Gardening for Asian Indian Cooking". Annie will share with us some herbs, vegetables, and even fruits that can be grown in the garden to expand your culinary options. The meeting is at the Kenhill Center however the room has been changed due to the presence of food products accompanying the demonstration.

The BCGC monthly meeting to follow the presentation.

Sat. Oct. 28, 2017 - BCGC Halloween Party

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:26 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

2017 halloween

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017 - Roadside Cleanup Event

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:24 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 
BCGC Roadside Cleanup
BCGC Roadside Cleanup
Burger King Parking lot (Rt 197 and Old Church Road) 

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30 am – 10:30 am. You may stay for the entire time or a portion. Event will be rescheduled if raining.
WHERE: Meet before 8:30 am in parking lot at front of Burger King (Route 197 and Old Chapel Road).
WHAT TO BRING: Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you prefer your own litter grabber, please bring it.
CONTACT: Please confirm your availability to participate with Annie Chelliah at BCGC.rdcleanup@gmail.com or call 301-464-8264. Annie invites participants to have homemade Indian cuisine after event.

2017 - Sat. Sept. 30 - FALL Plant Sale

posted Sep 19, 2017, 1:30 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

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2017, Tues. Sept. 26 "Benefits of Massage When Gardening"

posted Sep 19, 2017, 1:23 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 
Massage for Gardening
 Tues., Sept. 26, 2017 - "Benefits of Massage When Gardening" by Certified Massage Therapist, Elizabeth McGeehan. 

Elizabeth has been a massage therapist for most of 18 years and a massage teacher for nearly 3 years.  She is also a gardener of the freeform type and hopes to share valuable knowledge in these areas during her presentation.

2017 - Tues. Aug. 29 BCGC Meeting - "Establishing a Monarch Butterfly Waystation" by Cecilia Reddy

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:32 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 Tues. Aug 29 BCGC Meeting
7:00 PM @ Kenhill Center
"Establishing a 
Monarch Butterfly Waystation"
by Cecilia Reddy, Naturalist


 
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