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:(Presentations hyperlinked when available)
November 29, 2022 - Native Plants for Your Landscape, Kim Forry, Certified Professional Horticulturist, Master Gardener, and Head Gardener at Chase-Lloyd House and Garden in Annapolis
(Easy Pollinator Plants handout, Clare Walker, Irvine Nature Center)
October 25, 2022 - Annuals to Know and Grow Next Year, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's Master Gardener and Club Member
September 27, 2022 - Herbs in the Garden: Food as Medicine, Cynthia Johnson, DrPH, MS, RDN, Herbalist and Master Gardener Intern
August 30, 2022 - Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry Garden Virtual Tour, John Teasdale, Club Member and Good Pantry Garden Coordinator
June 28, 2022 - The Gardens of Thailand: From the Tropics to Maryland, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's Master Gardener and Club Member
May 31, 2022 - Pruning of Shrubs and Garden Plants, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's Master Gardener and Club Member
April 26, 2022 - Maryland Native Orchids, Jay Tullos, Club Member
March 29, 2022 - Growing Geraniums, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's County Master Gardener and Club Member
February 22, 2022 - Home Squeezed; Growing Citrus in Maryland, Christina Gouin, Biological Scientist, Citrus Pathologist
January 25, 2022 - Audubon Wildlife Habitat Program, Prince George's County Audubon Society - Kathy Shollenberger and Barry Stahl
November 30, 2021 - Beekeeping 101A OR How to Take the Sting out of Beekeeping, Peter Quinton, Beekeeper, member of the Anne Arundel Beekeepers Association, life member of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association, life member of the Eastern Apicultural Society, beekeeper since 1954.
October 26, 2021 - Club History, Cecelia Reddy, Club Member; Master Gardener Program, Patti Thorpe, Prince George's County Master Gardener and Club Member
September 28, 2021 - The Mellowing Gardener: Coping Strategies for our Aging Gardens, Christopher Loffredo, Prince George's County Master Gardener and Club Member
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
2020 and older
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
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. http://valleycharterschool.com/
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:
2021 - Bowie is for Gardeners book, authored by Club members
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)