The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club Library is an archive of garden-related materials shared by members. Be sure to visit the Newsletters archive for additional gardening information.

Please send published article or non-newsletter specific submissions to BCGC Webmaster in PDF format when possible.

Club Meeting Presentations - Current Year:

(Presentations hyperlinked when available)

August 31, 2021 - Professional Landscaping; A Customer's Perspective, A. Kruger, Club Member

July 27, 2021 - Outdoor Container Gardening, Christopher Loffredo, Prince Georges County Master Gardener, and Club member

June 29, 2021 - My Tomato Adventure, Christopher Nolte, Club member

June 29, 2021 - Climate Change, John Teasdale, Club member

May 25, 2021 - Growing and Caring for Orchids, Carol Allen

April 26, 2021 - Exploring the William Paca Garden, Janet Hall, Historic Annapolis

March 30, 2021 - Wit and Wisecracks from the Plant Clinic: Vegetable Gardens, Lawns, and Pests, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's County Master Gardener and Club member

February 23, 2021 - Wit and Wisecracks from the Plant Clinic: Trees, Shrubs, Container Gardens, Natives, and Indoor Plants, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's County Master Gardener and Club member

January 26, 2021 - The Wildlife of a Gardener, Janet Kole

Club Meeting Presentations - Archive (select to open):

November 17, 2020 - Aquaponics, Brian Filipowich, Director, Anacostia Aquaponics, Chairman, Aquaponics Association

October 27, 2020 - Lawn Care Best Management Practices, Geoffrey Rinehart, Lecturer, University of Maryland ‘Grass Roots’ Agronomist, US National Arboretum

April 28, 2020 - House Plants 101, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's County Master Gardener

March 31, 2020 - Plants that Grow in the Shade, Christopher Loffredo, Bowie-Crofton Garden Club, University of Maryland Extension, Master Gardener, Prince George’s County

July 30, 2019 - Protect and Conserve Insect Biodiversity, Dr. Rebeccah Waterworth, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park MD

September 25, 2018 - 10 Rules for Online Safety, Melissa Vice

Web Pages:

Homestead Gardens Tips and Trends - Blog of seasonally relevant information.

Butterfly Flower Gardening — Link to information about Butterfly Flower Gardening. This link was sent to us by students from the Valley Charter School after they found our website.

Garden Forum Lawn Care -- This forum is meant for the discussion of lawn care--proper maintenance, recommendations for selections, fertilizers, etc. There is also a separate forum on tractors.

Hydrangeas-Hydrangeas -- This site is all about the enjoyment and care of hydrangeas. Enthusiasts share photographs and information about classification, culture, propagation, and pruning.

Landscaping for a Bird Friendly Backyard — Nice article by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Mind Your Mulch — Tips on Mulching from the Gardener's Supply Company.

Other Garden Related Materials:

2020 - Bowie Earth Year 2020, 100 Acts of Green (pdf),

2018, May - Native Pollinator Plants that Need Well Drained Winter Soil (png)

2017, July - Suckering Tomatoes - A short video on pruning tomatoes, Melissa Vice (mp4)

2016, April - Community Garden Supports Bowie Food Pantry News Release (pdf)

2016 - Winter Freeze Damage, Gene Sumi, Homestead Gardens’ Education Coordinator and Expert Horticulturalist (pdf)

2014, March 20 - Bowie Gardens: Help Save the Monarch Butterflies, Elmer Dengler for Bowie Blade News (pdf)

2014, February 14 - Spring Gardening Begins Now, Verna Teasdale for Bowie Blade News (pdf)

2013, December 14 - The Gardener’s Delight - By Linda Cooper, an original poem (pdf)