Treecycle

Join DCH and Wilmington’s Urban Forestry crew for a time-honored tradition of turning celebratory conifers into mulch. Keep your trees out of the landfill and take home a bag of fresh wood chips for your garden. Enjoy hot apple cider and snacks while listening to the festive roar of a Vermeer BC1500. Trees can be dropped off in the DCH parking lot starting December 30th. Please remove all tinsel. First 50 event participants will receive a free tree swag. Program sponsored by the City of Wilmington Public Works.
Delaware Center for Horticulture,
1810 N. Dupont Street,
Wilmington, DE 19806,
(302) 658-6262.

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Early Blooms, Songbirds, & Spring Frogs Soup ‘n Walk

Listen for early songbirds and spring frogs while searching for early purple, pink, and white blooms. Plants of interest include skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty, and bloodroot. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided.
Adkins Arboretum,
Native Chesapeake Garden on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 12610 Eveland Road,
Ridgely, MD 21660,
(410) 634-2847.

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Winter Greens & Distinctive Bark Soup ‘n Walk

Look for green plants that seek the winter sun and trees with telltale bark. Plants of interest include mosses, cranefly orchid, magnolia and holly leaves, and the green stems of strawberry bush and greenbrier. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided.
Adkins Arboretum,
Native Chesapeake Garden on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 12610 Eveland Road,
Ridgely, MD 21660,
(410) 634-2847.

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The Secret Life of Native Bees

Did you know that there are about 250 species of native bees known to occur in Delaware? Unlike the non-native European honeybee, most native bees are solitary ground-nesters and are critically important pollinators of our native wildflowers. Wildlife biologist Matt Sarver discusses the life cycles and specific plant associations of bees documented in research he conducted at Mt. Cuba Center. Learn how you can create habitats to ensure ground-nesting bees continue to flourish in our region.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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Post-Flower Show Plant Sale

Select plants from the exhibits of the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will be available for purchase by PHS members. All post-show sales are final, quantities are limited. You must be a current PHS member, so bring your membership card or join onsite to enjoy the plant sale.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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The Beginner’s Perennial Garden

Well-planned perennial gardens provide a variety of textures and colors from spring through fall. Learn how to create a garden plan, select hardy native plants for shade, sun, wet, or dry areas, and properly maintain the garden to ensure a healthy, beautiful composition of plants. Leave with a basic perennial garden layout that suits your site and helps benefit the local ecosystem. Bring a scale drawing of your yard.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training

Become a PHS Tree Tender! Join us for 9 hours of hands on training that will cover tree biology, identification, planting, maintenance, and community engagement. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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Winter Lecture Series: Edible Native Plants for Every Garden

Thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home, there’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and municipal governments to include more native plants in their landscapes. Not only do native species attract and support beneficial insects, some species are edible by people too! Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, as he extols the comestible virtues of native edible plants. Learn basic identification tips, season(s) of availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. Enjoy samples of goodies made from wild-collected native edibles after the presentation.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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Riviera-Inspired Floral Design

Join floral designer, Valerie McLaughlin as she demonstrates different styles of arranging with a focus on this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme, “Riviera Holiday.” Leave this demonstration with ideas on how to create your own Mediterranean-inspired arrangement on your own.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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PHS Plant Swap and Winter Bazaar

Join us for an afternoon of swapping plants, books, tools, seeds, containers, and other related items. Meet other gardeners and get gardening advice from PHS experts. There will be a seed giveaway and health and wellness demonstrations, as well as shopping from local vendors!
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
(215) 988-8800.

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