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A Summer Evening in our Gardens, Thursday, July 21 at 6 pm, FREE, rain or shine, UDCreamery ice cream will be served

Location:  UD Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark 19716

Enjoy a summer evening in our demonstration gardens with the New Castle County Master Gardeners.  The Native Plant Demonstration Garden features a variety of low-maintenance native tree, shrub, and perennial plant species, in areas with different environmental conditions. These include sun-loving flowering plants that support pollinators, both in a newly planted "formal" garden and in more naturalized drifts and meadows.  The garden also features shade-loving plants, several types of colorful native vines, and moisture-loving plants in a swale designed to manage water runoff.  The Vegetable and Fruit Demonstration Garden uses sustainable gardening practices to raise approximately 1200 pounds of vegetables over three seasons of the year.  Techniques of interplanting, succession planting, and crop rotation are practiced to optimize yield.  Raised beds and in-ground plantings, container gardens and self-watering gardens, as well as several vertical structures demonstrate different venues of growing. Each year various cold and warm season vegetables are grown in soil enriched by our own compost.  The garden also features several types of berries and paw paws, a pollinator garden, and other plantings that utilize insects to pollinate and assist in protecting the garden from pests.  Join us anytime between 6 and 8 pm for guided walks through our gardens.  Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions. 

Rain Gardens with Melody Kasprzak, Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm, $10, Zoom

What is a rain garden and why would you want one?  Join Master Gardener Melody Kasprzak to gain a basic understanding of rain gardens and learn where and how to build one.  Melody will share first-hand experience with installing a rain garden on her property, and provide resources for more information and further investigation.

These programs are brought to you in part by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a land-grant institution. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.


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