Cooperative Extension featured at Delaware Home and Garden Show

Cooperative Extension featured at Delaware Home and Garden ShowUniversity of Delaware Cooperative Extension exhibits and demonstrations will be featured at the 2014 Delaware Home and Garden Show taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $5 at the door and free for anyone 16 years of age or younger. 

New Castle County Master Gardeners will have a booth open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Plant material at the booth will be supplied by the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG) and they will be directing interested individuals to the fall plant sale at the Fischer Greenhouse, which runs on Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Master Gardeners will also be answering lawn and garden questions and providing information about Master Gardener programs and services available to the public.  They will have instructions for applying for the new Homeowners Livable Lawns program, soil tests and contact information for community gardens.

In addition to the booth, J.W. Wistermayer, a New Castle County Master Gardener, will be presenting a  “Make and Take Container Workshop.” There will be two sessions on Saturday, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 3:45 p.m. Both sessions were available for preregistration and they have both sold out.

The workshop will be an abbreviated version of the container workshop Wistermayer does for Master Gardener workshops. “The people who signed up for the course will get pointers on how to build containers, hand outs with some great information about container gardening and they get to make one container and take it with them,” Wistermayer said.

For more information on the Home and Garden Show, visit the website.

For more information on the Delaware Master Gardener program, visit the website or contact Carrie Murphy, cjmurphy@udel.edu.

In addition to taking place on Saturday, the UDBG fall plant sale will also be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4-7 p.m. for UDBG members and on Friday, Sept. 19, from 4-7 p.m. for the general public.  For more information, visit the UDBG website.

Photos by Betsy Rosenberger

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