Are you looking for quality perennials, herbs, veggies of various types for your garden this spring? The Mercer County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Expo and Garden Market on May 3rd will feature such from top notch local area nurseries. The Master Gardeners and County Horticulturalist, Barbara Bromley, will also be on hand to answer questions and give assistance in making your selections. A secondhand sale of gently used items will also be conducted. So take this opportunity to reduce waste with a little reusing instead of buying new.
The Expo will be held at the Mercer Educational Gardens this Saturday, May 3rd from 9am – 2 pm. Don’t forget to tour the gardens while you are there and catch up on all the Master Gardeners are doing. For more information see http://www.mgofmc.org/compostsite.html. The Gardens are located at the Mercer County Equestrian Center4 at 31A Federal City Road in Pennington.
The well-respected, long-time Mercer County Horticulturalist Barbara Bromley graced us last Wednesday eve May 15th in the ESCC multipurpose room with a slide show, candid tips on soils, planting and mulching. Throughout she fielded questions from the mix of twenty newbie and experienced gardeners (including Master Gardeners) who till plots at the newly enlarged Ewing public gardens.
Preceding her talk, our congenial Business Administrator Jim McManimon caught us up on developing sustainable projects. And also well received by all were Lisa Feldman’s variety of delicious brownies.
See our Photos page for pics from the event. Many thanks to Barbara!
Barbara J. Bromley to Speak at the May 15th Community Gardens Meeting
Please be sure to mark your calendars to attend the next monthly meeting of the Ewing Community Gardens on May 15th at the ESCC from 7 – 9 p.m. Mercer County Horticulturalist Barbara J. Bromley is our featured speaker! She will discuss soil and other related topics that will help gardeners to be successful at a community garden. She will, of course, answer any questions from the floor that come up.
For those of you who have heard Barbara speak, you know that she is a delightfully entertaining and informative lecturer. For those of you who have not, you are in for a real treat! She has been the Mercer County Horticulturalist for many years and she established and trained the Mercer County Master Gardeners. She has been a featured speaker throughout the state.
Date: May 15th
Time: 7 – 9 p.m
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, ESCC, Community Room
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from an expert so be sure to plan to attend.
The Mercer County Master Gardeners Plant Expo & Garden Market is tomorrow at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Pennington, NJ 08534. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.
Plants grown by Master Gardeners
Hand-picked perennials and woody plants
Tons of Tomatoes of all kinds – heirlooms, cherry, Ramapo, other varieties — and veggies
Plants for sale from Specialty plant providers
Secondhand Sale of garden stuff
Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist in choosing just the right plant for the right spot
PLUS! Q & A with Barbara J. Bromley, the county horticulturalist!
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 9 am. – 2 p.m.
Location: Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road