Weekend garden events
Here's a look at the garden happenings this weekend.
Me? I will be at the Philadelphia Flower Show Saturday for the media preview (try not to be bitter) and at the Pennsylvania Garden Expo in Harrisburg Sunday. I will be posting about both here on Garden Variety, and putting up pictures, too
Growing Fruits and Berries, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.: Add fruits and berries to your kitchen garden. Terry Freed of Eastern Shore Nurseries shares his expertise about growing blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, blackberries and more.
Q & A with a Certified Tree Expert, Saturday, 11 a.m. Brian Rhoten of Bartlett Tree Experts returns this year to field frequently asked questions about trees in your landscape.
How to Make a Hypertufa Planter ($45) Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Build fascinating, stone-like containers that look hundreds of years old in a style reminiscent of a Victorian garden. They’re lightweight and provide great drainage.
Spring-Blooming Trees and Shrubs ($5) Sunday, at noon. Lisa Winters will show you the prettiest spring blooming trees and shrubs and reveal the best way to incorporate them into your landscape.
Opening and Maintaining your Pond ($5). Sunday at 2 p.m. Watergardening specialist David Kemon will answer all of your questions to help you to get your pond ready for spring.
Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Doug Kapustin
Cylburn Arboretum, Greenspring Ave., Baltimore:
Pruning Workshop Series: shrubs and small tree renovation. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Contact email@example.com
Basic Fruit Tree Care. Baltimore Montessori. 1600 Guilford Ave. Come to see this new school orchard and learn some techniques to grow fruit trees in your own garden! Free for Community Greening members and $5 for non-members. For more info and to RSVP (strongly suggested) contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.448.5663 x128.
Is There Hope For The Bay? Brunch and Panel Discussion. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 1415 Key Highway. EPA leader, authors of two Chesapeake Bay watershed books, principal of Restore Capital and others share their experiences on the state and federal levels while uncovering ways citizens may help revitalize local waterways. More info: email@example.com, 410-952-0334.