Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monkton Train Station Gardens to Feature Workshops June 7 and 9

Just wanted to pass along this info if anyone was interested-
 Did you know there are kings, witches, and spiders in Monkton?
 The Gunpowder Garden Club will introduce you to the special characters in its gardens at the Monkton Train Station at 1820 Monkton Road during National Garden Week, June 1 through 8. The club will be offering free workshops and tours of the gardens on the Torrey C. Brown Trail. The brief workshops will show you how to bring character to your own gardens and containers. Children are welcome to attend (the characters are looking forward to meeting them!)
 During the workshops, club members will demonstrate how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by replacing familiar yet common plants with more unusual ones that will dress up the landscape palette.
 Train station workshops will be held on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. You will go home with a list of plant material that can help you enhance the colors and textures of your gardens, and plot a course to the extraordinary.
 This workshop is quite timely. A long-time staple of the colorful garden, garden impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), will be less available this year due to impatiens downy mildew that is affecting this area and may continue to do so for the next seven to ten years.
 After the workshop, gardeners young and old will be treated to a tour of the train station gardens, meeting live costumed characters giving voices to their places in the garden. We will end the tour with a 'Garden Boogie' led by 'Kindersinger', Pam Minor. Please join us young and old for a great time!!
 Gunpowder Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, District III and a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region, which provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members as well as promoting the love of gardening and floral design.

 For more information, contact
> Elyssa Baxter, 410-357-0714deckthehalls@comcast.net

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