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posted Sep 10, 2019, 6:30 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Mar 25, 2020, 3:00 PM by BCGC President ]

Chris Loffredo from BCGC has created a presentation on shade gardening.  Posted in the library section of this website.

2019 Aug 27 - Micro-Greens by Wanda Cooper

posted Jul 24, 2019, 6:31 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

microgreens website

Visit Pure Micro-Greens website for more information:  https://www.puremicrogreens.us/

2019 Tues. May 28 7-9 p.m. "Understanding our Weedy Companions"

posted May 18, 2019, 9:25 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

"Understanding our Weedy Companions" by John Teasdale

Summary.  Humans create disturbed environments that facilitate co-existence with weedy species.  Weeds are essentially plants adapted to colonize disturbed habitats.  They have many traits that allow them to function in our fields and yards.  Weeds have the capability to survive in soil in a dormant condition, to sense and respond when environments favor their growth, and periodicity patterns to grow in the most favorable seasons.   Principles for managing weeds based on their basic traits will be presented.

Speaker background:  John is currently the Coordinator of the Bowie Food Pantry Garden along with several other roles supporting the Bowie community.  He was formerly the Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab at Beltsville, MD.  His research focused on development and analysis of sustainable cropping systems and integrated weed management using cover crop based systems.

 weedPlace:  Bowie Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie MD.

Time:  7:00 PM Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Speaker:  John Teasdale

2019 Tues. June 25 - "Making Hydrangeas Bloom" by Dr. Loffredo

posted May 18, 2019, 9:09 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated May 18, 2019, 9:16 PM ]

 "Making Hydrangeas Bloom Year After Year" by Dr. Christopher Loffredo, Professor, Department of Oncology Georgetown University.

Dr. Loffredo’s talk will focus on hydrangea growing and especially how to keep them blooming from year to year. Our fellow gardeners in the north have helpful tips we can learn from and try out in our own gardens.

June BCGC Meeting and presentation will be held at Kenhill Center. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Dr Christopher Loffredo

2019 Tues. July 16 6:30pm - Bonnie's Blueberry Farm Tour

posted May 18, 2019, 8:33 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Jun 26, 2019, 9:05 PM ]

The farm is 1.6 miles east of Route 301 and on the South side of Central Avenue.   The mailbox has the house number on it and has a sign hanging on it of a black antique sewing machine.    
Come up the driveway and turn Left towards the barn.   Park on the left on the grass.
 Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30 pm at Bonnie's Berries 
18101 Central Avenue, 
Upper Marlboro 
(approx. 20 minutes from Kenhill Center). 

Invite your friends and family to join the BCGC for a walking tour and pick your own 
fruit field-trip. 

Carpooling is encouraged.

Remember to wear walking shoes for walking in sawdust and CASH to buy 
the fruit you pick.

The BCGC visited this farm last year, but it has some exciting new additions to hear about. Under Randy Owens creative guidance, they now use netting to protect the berries from marauding starlings and are using a sawdust based method of mulch.  Besides the 11 varieties of blueberries the farm has added a large planting of raspberries.  

Harvest is now on so come join the club to visit this exciting pick your own and bring some local fresh fruit back.  

11 Varieties of big plump blueberries and
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of this method of mulching:
Don't forget to Like Bonnie's Berries on FACEBOOK:


posted Apr 28, 2019, 2:08 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated May 18, 2019, 9:27 PM ]

2019 Apr. 27 - BCGC Spring Plant Sale

posted Apr 7, 2019, 5:55 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Apr 7, 2019, 6:01 PM ]

2019 Sat/Sun Mar. 23-24 MoM's Save the Dandelion event

posted Mar 16, 2019, 9:42 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 Sat/Sun Mar. 23-24 MoM's Save the Dandelion event
Volunteer NEEDED!
Bowie Crofton Garden Club supports community events like this being held at MOM's Organic Market. This is great opportunity to meet members of our community that may be interested in joining BCGC or attending the upcoming Spring Plant Sale.

If you have an hour or two to help that would greatly be appreciate. Please contact Elmer Dengler to coordinate your availability.

2019 Tues Mar. 26th - "Please DO eat the daylillies and berries too!"

posted Mar 16, 2019, 9:29 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Mar 16, 2019, 9:45 AM ]

Sauteed DaylilliesAn open discussion led by Elmer Dengler retired from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service and always has lived the life of a gardener since the age of two. 
 Tues Mar. 26th 2019 -
"Please DO eat the daylillies and berries too!" by Elmer Dengler

"Food Scaping" is a hot new topic in urban gardening but you may not know that some of the plants already growing in your yard have culinary value along with their intrinsic beauty. 

Elmer Dengler will share how growing your own food while adding attractiveness to your property can be obtained in even the smallest of spaces. 

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