Native Plants for Fall Appeal- Walk and Talk
Our favorite native 10’s for fall interest: 10 perennials, 10 shrubs, 10 trees. Tour the on-site native plant teaching garden, then come inside to learn more about our favorites. We will focus on perennials and present those that are drought tolerant, low maintenance, non-aggressive and provide abundant fall color and interest.
Suzanne Baron and J.W. Wistermayer
Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Extension Office
Puzzled by Pruning, Co-sponsored with the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Solve your puzzle. This course will demystify when to prune, what equipment to use and which techniques are most effective. We will display pruning tools and demonstrate proper pruning techniques using material supplied by the UDBG.
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Fischer Greenhouse
Great Trees of New Castle County- FIELD TRIP
From Blackbird to Centreville, New Castle County hosts a terrific variety of big trees. Join us for an informative and fun adventure. We’ll start with a colorful presentation and introduction to the tree specimens, and then it’s all aboard the UD van for visits to five different “jackpot” sites. There will be plenty of walking as we discover and admire some of these magnificent
living tree specimens, so wear comfortable clothing.
Bring your own lunch. Snacks and water will be provided. Expected duration: 5 hours. Limited to 12 participants.
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Field trip will begin at the Extension Office
Gardening for Winter Interest
Why stop gardening in November? Create a colorful winter landscape to keep you humming ’til spring.
Jane Murphy and Eva Rotmann-Oehler
Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Extension Office
Water Conservation- Make Every Drop Count!
Floods are more severe. Droughts are more frequent. Discover techniques to save and use rainwater in your own backyard. Learn about permeable surfaces, rain barrels and rain gardens, gutter placement, plant selection and more.
Thursday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Extension Office
Gardening for Wildlife – bring your garden alive and make it a sanctuary for you and for wildlife! Learn basic, sustainable principles for taking your landscape to the next level.
Monday, October 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Extension Office
The Value of Trees in your Landscape
Whether you want to add trees or already have trees in your landscape, come learn why, how and where trees enhance the ecological, visual and economic value of your property. Learn tree anatomy, function, selection, placement and maintenance for a landscape that supports your welfare and that of the wildlife we depend upon.
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Extension Office
For more information, and to register, please contact our Extension Office at (302) 831-COOP.