Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FCGA is Keeping Maryland Beautiful

We used our Keep Maryland Beautiful grant to plant blueberry bushes, kiwi plants and an apple tree. We also cleared out a huge section of invasive honeysuckle vines.

A special thanks to Karen Buchsbaum and Eli Roth for all their hard work and Zac Rowe for lending us his tools! The northern wall of the garden looks wonderful, native and edible!

The pictures don't quite do it justice (I guess you'll just have to go check it out for yourself), but here are a few action shots:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Landscaping with Native Plants Class

Here is the blurb about the class held at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center in Middletown, MD:

No, you will not be planting these flowers, but you will learn about planting native plants in our “Intro to Landscaping with Native Plants”. There are still spaces available where you will survey some native plants that are particularly useful for home landscaping with an emphasis on spring interest. We’ll look at techniques for working with spring ephemerals, including companion planting schemes. Instructor Chris Pax is a landscape design professional with a graduate degree in sustainable landscape design and a keen interest in our native plants. She will share inspiring photos of area gardens as well as combinations found in nature.

18+yrs/ 1 day/ $18

Course #: 12608 Tu 7:00-9:00 pm 5/24

Monday, May 9, 2011

More to Plant!

Thanks to ANOTHER generous donation from, a Frederick based company, we have a ton more to plant. I have put boxes and boxes of asparagus, elephant garlic, seed potatoes and rhubarb in the shed. Feel free to help yourself to any of them. There are even more that wouldn't fit in the shed so they are in my garage!

Check out their blog and "Like" them on Facebook. While you are there, send them a big Thank You for supporting the Frederick Community Garden!

Also, if you know of any Frederick-based garden groups or non-profits that need seeds, please let me know. We have a ton of seeds this year and FCGA needs to share the love :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gardens/Farms in the Community

Did you see this article in the FNP today? Is this something the garden members would be interested? How about having a plot dedicated solely for the food bank? What a great way to give back to the community!