The mission of the Norfolk Master Gardener Association is to provide current, research-based, home horticultural information and education to the citizens of our community.

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Tidewater Gardening Lecture Series 2014

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Register for lectures at: 

vcenorfolkva.eventbrite.com

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2014 Norfolk Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, October 4

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Lafayette Park

3500 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23504

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Join us for educational, family-oriented activities all about trees! Take part in the Tree-K Fun Run and Tree Tai Chi. While you're there, adopt a tree for FREE (while supplies last) and check out the chainsaw carving demonstrations. Food trucks will be on site, so grab a bite and enjoy lunch in the park. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Always remember to plant trees today, for tomorrow.

Species available to adopt at the 2014 Arbor Day event are:  (They are in 1-gallon size containers.)

Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)

http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/chireta.pdf

 Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/maggraa.pdf

Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus)

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/styjapa.pdf

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/cercana.pdf

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)

http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/corkoua.pdf

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_prvim.pdf

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Interested in lawn care and maintenance?

The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences along with the Virginia Cooperative Extension have put together a series of short videos about lawn care and maintenance that cover topics such as Choosing the Right Grass and Lawn Composting.

http://www.anr.ext.vt.edu/lawnandgarden/lawn-to-dye-for.html

Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications for Homeowner

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