Top left-Master Gardener Alexandra Wunderly shares information about compost. Above-Prince George Master Gardener display. Bottom left-Master Gardener Interns Bernice Stanley and Diane Cook. The Master Gardeners are at the Farmers' Market the second Saturday of each month.
RAISED BED HERB GARDEN
Master Gardeners Andrea Schneck and Earlene Hogg established a herb garden in one of the raised beds at the Extension Office. Oregano, basil, thyme, scented geraniums, parsley, rosemary and lavender were planted in the bed.
Andrea prepares the raised bed for planting by weeding and breaking up the soil.
Earlene uses her favorite garden fork to turn the soil.
Earlene prepares for planting by arranging the pots of herbs.
Andrea waters the newly planted herbs. Most herbs perform nicely during dry conditions. Planting perennial herbs such as thyme, rosemary and lavendar will give the herb garden a head start next season and color during the cooler months.
Sweet (Genovese) basil (L) flourished in the summer heat and the flowers provided a wonderful place for pollinators. On the right is a scented geranium.
Lavender, parsley and rosemary are pictured above. The swallowtail butterfly larvae enjoyed the parsley.
PGMGA ANNUAL PICNIC 2009 The Prince George Master Gardeners held their annual picnic at Weston Plantation in Hopewell. Restoration and maintenance of the gardens is a PGMGA project lead by Mel West. A brief business meeting, election, picnic and tour of the manor house and grounds were part of the evening's events.
Outgoing President Mary Vinsh looks on as Extension Agent Scott Reiter presents Master Gardener Certificates to Willie Cuffee, Lynn Pellman, Barbara Daniels and Anna Herb.
Scott Reiter listens intently as Master Gardener Alexandra Wunderly describes a program she and Master Gardeners Andrea Schneck and Earlene Hogg presented to the first grade classes at Harrison Elementary School.
Masrer Gardener Barbara Geer reads a tribute to Master Gardener Marie Gay and presents her with the honor of Emeritus status in her absence.
Shirley Melkowitz on the lawn at Weston Plantation overlooking the Appomattox River gives a brief history of the plantation and discusses future restoration plans.
Master Gardeners make preparations for a special evening at Weston Plantation. (Pictured are Mel West,Shirley Melkowitz, Willie Cuffee, Bonnie Stefaniak, Mary Vinsh, Cheryl Sebera, and Gloria Carter.)
Mel West, Barbara Geer and Scott Reiter admire the bed of larkspur at Weston Plantation.
3rd Annual Spring Plant Sale 2009 May 16, 2009 PGMGA members and the community enjoyed perfect weather for the plant sale. Shoppers took advantage of the Plant Sale Clinic, booth on attracting butterflies hosted by Barbara Daniels and the fabulous horticulture. A new item featured for sale was combination planters created by the Master Gardeners. This was received especially well. Each shopper was treated to a free daylily root of their choice.
Anna and George Herb, Andrea Schneck, and Barbara Daniels take a break from readying plants for the sale.
Mel West, Andrea Schneck and Earlene Hogg explore Mel's gardens.
FARM DAY 2009
2nd Grade students learn about live stock. They learned that horses do not brush their teeth.
Baby animals were the rage. There were baby bunnies, goats, sheep and calves.
Richard Bland College Water Garden Pictures
Master Gardeners Jacqueline Briedenbach and Alexandra Wunderly come prepared to work and enjoy the garden.
Japanese style bridge at Richard Bland College Water Garden. A Yoshino cherry tree is shown in the foreground with a Japanese maple to the left.
Master Gardeners Alexandra Wunderly and Earlene Hogg help identify the trees in the water garden with labels displaying the botanical names.
Bill Wamsley and Alexandra Wunderly celebrate successfully labeling the first Yoshino cherry tree in the water garden.
The 7th Annual Good Gardening Symposium
Enrich the Environment -- Go Native
Symposium speakers; left to right Jim Pilversack, Denise Pilversack, Ruth Burch,Catharine Tucker and Deirdre Roden.
Master Gardeners Anna and George Herb and Lynn Pellman talk to speakers Denise and Jim Pilversack.
HORTICULTURE DESIGN FOR PRINCE GEORGE COURTHOUSE AREA
Extension Agent Scott Reiter and Loretta Faulknier discuss plans for plantings at the courthouse area.
Master Gardeners make recommendations for low maintenance plants.
2008 GREATER TOMATO CONTEST PICNIC
Mae Robertson presents certificate to participant.
Mae Robertson recognizes youth winner.
PLANT SALES 2008
Alexandra Wunderly and Earlene Hogg.
Joyce Pritchard and Alexandra Wunderly groom plants.
Alexandra Wunderly and Earlene Hogg identifying plants for the sale.
George and Anna Herb, Pete Ryan, Alexandra Wunderly and Andrea Schneck pause for a picture moment at the plant sale nursery.
Earlene Hogg and Joyce Pritchard present a check to the Prince George Historic Society from proceeds of the plant sale.