“What’s New” Lecture with Crystal Ferris
Saturday, March 14th at 10 am
Tried and true plants are the staples of every garden, but it is always nice to freshen up your garden with something new and exciting. Come get a sneak peak at some of the new perennial, annual, vegetable, and shrub varieties we will be growing at Longfellow’s this season. Free lecture – Registration not required.
“Seed Starting” Lecture with Alice Elliott
Saturday, March 21st at 11 am
Alice, a Master Gardener from Kennebec Valley, will review the basics of starting seeds. Learn how to get a head start on your summer garden. Free Lecture – Registration not required.
“Birds of Maine” Workshop Hosted by L. C. Bates Museum
Saturday, March 28th at 11 am
Museum Educator from the L. C. Bates Museum, will help you identify Maine’s most common birds through sight and sound. In this hands-on lecture, you’ll examine bird mounts, eggs, feathers, skulls and more. This workshop is great for kids too! Registration not required.
“Successive Planting” Lecture with Alice Elliott
Saturday, April 4th at 11 am
Developing a plan for successive seed starting can create a steady supply of lettuce or several weeks of blooms from your favorite short term bloomers. Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, will share some strategies for succession planting through the gardening season. Free lecture – Registration not required.
“Plant an Herb Basket” Workshop with Kerri Day
Saturday, April 18th at 11 am
Fill a basket with fresh tasty herbs to place next to a window and plant later in your garden. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register.
“Growing Highbush Blueberries” Lecture with David Handley
Saturday, April 25th at 10 am
Blueberries are a great addition to most backyard gardens and landscapes. This lecture will review the proper techniques to create a successful blueberry planting in your yard. We’ll discuss site preparation, varieties, planting tips, pruning and pest management for this delightful crop. Free lecture – Registration not required.
“Growing Strawberries” Lecture with David Handley
Saturday, April 25th at 11:30am
Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow strawberries in your home garden. This lecture will cover everything from variety selection, renovating garden beds to pest problems. Free lecture- Registration not required.
Annual Spring Open House
Saturday May 2nd & Sunday May 3rd
“Container Gardening” Lecture at 11 am.
“How to Grow Big, Beautiful Tomatoes” Lecture at 1 pm.
“Plant a Pansy Basket” Workshop at 12 pm. (Cost is $35 – call 207-622-5965 to register.)
“How to Create Spectacular Mixed Containers and Window Boxes” Lecture at 2 pm.
Wicked Sharp Knives from 11 am – 3 pm.
Other Open House Activities:
Raffles, Specials, Free Coffee, Free Kids’ Craft & More!
“Container Gardening” Lecture with Alice Elliott
Saturday, May 2nd at 11 am.
Up-size your gardening with containers! You too can have a great garden even if you lack a suitable space for a garden. Container gardening is growing in popularity and for good reason. Discover why as Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, shares tips for successfully growing vegetable, flowers, and even shrubs and trees in containers. Free lecture – Registration not required.
“How to Grow Big Beautiful Tomatoes” Lecture with Mark Hutton
Saturday, May 2nd at 1 pm
Mark Hutton, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Specialist, will discuss how to grow tasty, beautiful tomatoes in your home garden. He will review starting seeds, growing and planting transplants, ground preparation, the use of mulching and proper pruning. Mark will also discuss ways to prevent common diseases and pests related to tomatoes. Free lecture – Registration not required.
“Plant a Pansy Basket” Workshop with Kerri Day
Sunday, May 3rd at 12 pm
Pansies are one of the first flowers of the spring and bring much needed color after a very long and cold winter. Create a cheerful basket of colorful flowers and accent plants. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register.
“How to Create Spectacular Mixed Containers and Window Boxes” Lecture with Kerri Day
Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm
Join Kerri Day as she gives tips on how to create and maintain beautiful mixed containers and window boxes throughout the growing season. This lecture will discuss soil choices, fertilizers, lighting, plant choices, watering, pest and disease issues and more. With the right knowledge, you can have great success with your containers year after year! Free lecture – Registration not required.
“Wicked Sharp Knives”
Sunday, May 3rd from 11 am – 3 pm
Sharpen up for spring! Have your knives and tools sharpened at a very reasonable price. This service can sharpen kitchen knives, pocket & hunting knives, scissors and cutting tools. Registration not required. Please limit to 4 items. Drop-offs will be taken only between 11 am – 12:30 pm.