The next few spring weekends are CRAZY-busy for Washington Gardener magazine. We will be running around to various events giving talks, hosting information tables, taking photos/videos, etc. Here are our plans for this weekend:
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
~ Earth Day at NOBEJoin NoBe Market on April 27th in celebration of Earth Day! Earth Day at NoBe Market will be hosting three family-friendly classes open to all ages. Learn natural blueprinting from an international artist, gardening from the editor of Washington Gardener magazine, and get an inside look at beekeeping from one of Marylands master Beekeepers.
“Herb Garden in a Pot”Time: 12:30-1:30PMTaught by Kathy Jentz, Editor, Founder, & Publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine:There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal flavored with herbs cut fresh from your garden. The best part is that you don’t need to cultivate an entire backyard plot to grow enough herbs to use in meals – a simple container on a balcony or patio can provide herbs all season, as you need them. Come join us to POT up a summer herb container garden. Tools and supplies will be provided. *All attendees will receive pot and herbs as part of the class. First come, first served basis. Only 20 spots available. *SOLD OUT*
~ MD Grow It Eat It Spring Open House
A fun event about growing anything edible! Meet with Master Gardener consultants, attend classes, demonstrations, tables of information, and visit our plant sale. Held at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. See giei2019.eventbrite.com.
At 3:00pm, come to the “Vegetable Gardening for Urban Places/Small Spaces” Talk by Kathy Jentz, editor of the Washington Gardener Magazine. Free and no pre-registration required.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
We’ll be at the Montgomery County Green Fest. This year it is at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. Note that there is NO onsite parking. Go to the Glenmont Metro and take the provided shuttles.
See more details at: https://montgomerycountygreenfest.org/
Growing A Bountiful Vegetable Garden
Instructor: Kathy Jentz, editor of the Washington Gardener MagazineLocation: Brookside Gardens Visitor Center Auditorium
The class is Free; but registration required Course # 67780 Click here to register:
Are you a beginner looking to grow your own vegetables this summer or an experienced gardener seeking ways to get more out of your garden plot? Learn what edible plants grow best in our Mid-Atlantic region, along with best practices for timing, crop succession, starting plants from seed or seedling, and much more. Whether you are a novice or a veteran edible gardener, you will get great tips and learn new information from this talk.
AND be sure to also stop by the Garden Tool “Repair Cafe” hosted by the Silver Spring TimeBank in the Visitor Center Atrium at Brookside Gardens from 11:00am – 4:00pm during the MC Green Fest. Bring in your tools for a tune-up and lesson on garden tool maintenance! Members of the Silver Spring TimeBank will be on-hand to help clean, sharpen, and repair garden hand tools such as pruners, hedge clippers, trowels, weeders, etc. (No electric or gas-powered tools.)
In-between these events, we’ll be running around to some of our favorite plant sales including:
• Saturday, April 27, 10am–6pm, and Sunday, April 28, 10am–5pm
Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
More than 150 vendors will be on display, featuring landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs, and so much more. Held in the beautiful historic downtown of Leesburg, VA. Free parking for event guests is available in the Town of Leesburg parking garage or the Loudoun County parking garage. There is a $3.00 suggested donation for this event. See flowerandgarden.org.
• Saturday April 27, 9am–6pm, and Sunday, April 28, 8am–3pm
Franciscan Monetary Garden Guild Plant Sale
Plants will include herbs and vegetables; roses, annuals, and perennials; shrubs and fruit trees; camellias and azaleas; and monastery-grown plants. Plus food and craft vendors, garden tours, and more. See: http://fmgg.org/.
• Saturday, April 27, 9am–12pm, Friends of the National Arboretum members only; Saturday, April 27, 12n–4pm, open to the public; Sunday, April 28, 9am–4pm, open to the public
FONA Garden Fair & Plant Sale
The annual sale features new, rare, and hard-to-find plants; garden supply vendors; books; children’s activities; refreshments; entertainment; and more. Bring your garden questions to National Arboretum staff members for expert advice. Free admission. Note that the sale has moved to a new location on the U.S. National Arboretum grounds. See fona.org/gardenfair, including lists of the plants available.