“Container Gardens” - Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series 2019

February 12, 2019

Speaker: Liz Stanley, UMaine Extension

“Container Gardens - Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables” was the topic of the presentation of the Camden Garden Club’s 2019 Winter Horticulture Series in the Picker Room, Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Attendees learned about growing in containers and raised beds for beauty, convenience and accessibility. Liz Stanley coordinates home and school gardening programs for UMaine Extension where her motto is "no gardening question is too weird.”  She covered design, plants, growing mediums, and fertility.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org.  or email them at camdengardenclub100@gmail.com .

“Edible Backyards” - Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series 2019

February 5, 2019

Speaker: Aaron Parker, Edgewood Nursery

“Edible Backyards” was the topic of the presentation of the Camden Garden Club’s 2019 Winter Horticulture Series in the Picker Room, Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Did you know that the young shoots of hosta lilies can be prepared and eaten like asparagus? Aaron Parker discussed how to can turn your own property into an edible oasis. This class introduced a variety of edible perennial plants suited to Maine’s climate, where to obtain them, tips and techniques for planting and maintaining them, and ideas about how to use them in the kitchen. Aaron operates Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, Maine, which specializes in unusual edible plants. He has given talks and classes throughout Maine on edible landscaping, seed saving, perennial vegetables, and low-maintenance, low-input gardening.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org.  or email them at camdengardenclub100@gmail.com .

Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series 2019

The extremely popular Winter Horticulture Series presented annually by the Camden Garden Club in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library returned Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 am.  The featured speaker, Dennis Milliken, is a lifelong gardener who has worked in the horticulture industry for over 40 years, most recently at Green Thumb in Rockport.  He is currently a member of the board of trustees at Merryspring Nature Center. 

 Many people take their plants indoors in the winter but even the hardiest of them can have issues.  Milliken discussed proper winter care, including getting enough sunlight during the darkest months, keeping humidity in check, and how to identify and treat for the tiny pests that can harm your plants indoors.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org.  or email them at camdengardenclub100@gmail.com .

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