May 18 Membership Meeting
Nate Miller, PVCC instructor and specialist in edible and ecologically sensitive landscapes, will speak on "Edible and Native Trees for the Home Landscape". 9:00 a.m. Department of Forestry
Come to the IX Complex (955 2nd Street, off Elliott Avenue) this Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. to noon for the Master Gardener/Tree Steward plant sale.
We have a wide selection of mostly native, young trees and shrubs for a variety of growing conditions. Tree stewards will be on hand to offer advice about the selection, planting and care of your trees.
American Chestnut, Bald Cypress, Black Gum, Hackberry, Shagbark Hickory, Bur Oak, Post Oak, Scarlet Oak, White Oak, Willow Oak, Pecan, Persimmon, White Pine, Sourwood
Chinquapin, Washington Hawthorne, American Plum, Chickasaw Plum, Redbud, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Witchhazel
Azaleas, Buttonbush, Black Chokeberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Elderberry, American Hazelnut, Arrowwood Viburnum, Blackhaw Viburnum, Possumhaw Viburnum
Most plants priced $5.00 to $10.00
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are celebrating spring by offering their FREE “Tree Basics for Homeowners” class on Thursday, April 30th. Come to the NEW Northside Library on West Rio Road between 10:00 a.m. and noon.
Tree stewards will suggest how to select a tree; they will demonstrate how to plant a tree, and they will discuss how to take care of trees.
Registration recommended. Call 974-7683.
Piedmont Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, invite you to the 2015 Spring Garden Lecture Series starting this month! The lectures are on the following Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in Room A at the Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street Extended just south of I-64:
March 25, 2015, Barbara Pleasant: “Spring into the Season: Better Veggies, Less Work”
April 1, 2015, Bryce Lane: “Gardening on the Edge: Latest Trends in Horticulture”
April 15, 2015, Mike Goatley: “”Spring” into Your Lawn”
April 22, 2015, Lara Call Gastinger: “Native plants of Virginia from the Perspective of a Botanical Artist
Register online at http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5C2AXoSmHKhtiIJ. Details on the lecture series are found at http://www.piedmontmastergardeners.org. The lectures are open to the public; $8 per lecture and $25 for all four lectures.