Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It's Tree Time!

Order reduced cost native trees for your landscape from the Maryland Tree-Mendous Program. There is a wide variety to choose from but some are already selling out.

Go to the Baltimore County TREEmendous website and follow the links to order online, by mail, and to view info on tree varieties that are available.

You can also download a coupon for $25 off a tree retailing for $50 or more at participating nurseries and garden centers. Make sure though that the tree qualifies on the native species list.

Friday, September 21, 2012

October Meeting

PGC Garden Talk Series presents Master Gardener Norman Cohen
Putting Your Garden to Bed :: Identifying Common Weeds :: with Q&A
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 7pm | Beth El Congregation - Board Room

Free for Club Members; $10 for Non-Members (or join for $30 at the meeting!)
Refreshments will be served

MEMBERS: Please login to the Private Member Area to sign up if you can bring any food, drink or paper goods.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Updated News for PGC Members

Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland (FGCMD)
Be sure to take a look at all the upcoming events from the FGCMD and its member clubs which can be found HERE on our website. Check back often as new events are posted weekly. A Wine Education Class was just added.

Quarry Lake Fall Festival
► We have completed all of the kids kits (yay!)
► I may have secured a canopy (yay!)
► I will have plastic plant markers and a sharpie for you to mark all your donated plants for sale with prices (and name if you hadn't already).
► Please drop off all plants by the night before at my house unless you are bringing them to the booth BEFORE 11am. You can leave it up on my driveway IN FRONT OF my car.
► We will need 2 simple poster signs that say "PLANTS FOR SALE / To Benefit Garden Club" & "FREE Children's Project / Age 13 & Under". Does anyone want to make them ?!
► If you are scheduled for a shift, please be prompt and show up about 5-10 minutes before your shift time so that instructions can be passed on. Take a moment to note down the cell phone number of the person BEFORE you from the Membership Directory, in case of an emergency and you cannot show up.
► If you can help me set up, let me know & meet at 10am at our booth location

Mosquito Spraying in Pikesville for West Nile Virus
The spraying originally scheduled for Tuesday Sep 18th has been rescheduled for Tuesday Sep 25 at 7:30pm. It is advised that all people and pets be kept indoors during and immediately after the spraying.

Speaker Scheduled!
We are tentatively scheduled for Oct 16th at 7pm pending confirmation of the location by Beth El. Our speaker will be Norman Cohen, a Master Gardener who will discuss weeds using a slideshow presentation, as well as putting your gardens to bed, perennials and shrubs. There will also be time for a Q&A.

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See you in the dirt!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's a good idea to keep the FROST DATES in mind when you are planning your garden plantings in the spring and putting the garden to bed in the fall. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a Frost Date Chart, but of course these are averages:

    For Baltimore MD
    Last Frost Date is Apr. 11
    First Frost date is Oct. 29

Good to keep in mind!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Club member Darragh Brady reports that she likes this nursery for plants:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens
They carry lots of rare and exotic plants to order from their place in WV, including a wide selection of hellebores. The owner Barry Glick appears to be a prolific speaker and master gardener.

Thanks, Darragh!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Seed This!

If you are a gardener then you likely collect seeds from your garden plants. A nice way to save them and share them, is to create your own seed packets! Easily identify and store your seeds without the detrimental moisture which often results when using plastic storage baggies.

Here are some good examples of seed packet designs that you can print out. Simply be creative and color it in yourself or just label!

Pre-Designed Packet

[Right-Click and Save Image]

Blank Seed Packet

[Click to download pdf]

If you need help identifying varieties of plants growing in your garden, Dave's Garden is a great resource. This national online garden community also lets you create personal wants & trade lists, and a garden journal.

Happy collecting & sharing!

Friday, August 3, 2012

In Your Veggie Garden This Week...

If you want fall crops of vegetables, then NOW is the time to start planting seeds in your garden beds for these FALL VEGETABLES: 
  • Bush Beans
  • Collards
  • Kohlrabi
  • Peas
  • Rutabagas
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

This information is courtesy of MySquareFootGarden.net which provides customized planting schedules for our region emailed to your inbox weekly during planting seasons