Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Native Plant Expert Barry Glick at Del Val, 09/20/16

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Bucks County, Bucks Beautiful and the Henry Schmieder Arboretum are excited to present: 

WOODLAND WONDERS FROM THE WILD with native plant expert Barry Glick,
owner of Sunshine Farm and Gardens:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:30pm Reception and Light Refreshments
7:00pm Lecture

Some of the most interesting and unusual wildflowers are growing in our own backyards, right under our noses!
  Take an enlightening, entertaining and educational look at some of the plants that we overlook on our woodland hikes.  Join native plant expert Barry Glick for a fascinating, wild wander into the wonderful world of woodland wildflowers.

Barry Glick is a Philadelphia native who relocated to Renick, West Virginia in 1972 to start Sunshine Farm and Gardens where he specializes in rare and exceptional plants for gardeners and plant collectors. Over the last four decades, Barry has amassed a diverse collection of over 10,000 different flowering perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs from around the world, many unknown to cultivation, on his 60-acre mountain top farm in beautiful Greenbrier County.

Through a state-of-the art-tissue culture laboratory, Sunshine Farm & Gardens breeds new and better plants for the landscape and the garden and provides high quality, unusual plants at reasonable prices to garden centers, nurseries, landscape professionals and home gardeners worldwide. 
A primary focus at the farm is native plants.  Barry has developed propagation protocols and growing regimens for many native species previously thought to be difficult to grow.

Barry writes for many gardening publications including Fine Gardening Magazine, Garden Design Magazine, Brooklyn Botanical Garden Journal, Castanea: The Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society,  North American Rock Garden Society Newsletter, New, Rare and Elusive Plants Journal (UK),  Viola Society Newsletter and  Native Plants Journal. Barry is also a regular columnist for Washington Gardener Magazine.

Barry will be giving away four copies of Amy Stewart’s books as well as selling six varieties of trillium.

Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901

6:30pm       Reception, light refreshments
7:00pm       Presentation

Arboretum Members – Free DVU Students – Free
Military – Free
Senior Citizens -  $3.00
Non-DVU Students - $3.00
Faculty and Staff - $3.00
Non-members - $5.00


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wheel bug in our Almshouse Demonstration Garden

Bucks County Master Gardener Kim Lawrence noticed this Wheel bug in our Almshouse Demonstration Gardens today. It's paralyzing a bumblebee on a Hyssop plant!

Our Almshouse Demonstration Gardens are maintained by Bucks County Master Gardeners and feature plants that perform well in Bucks County gardens. We have a beautiful display of seasonal flowers and plants, most of them named for reference.

The gardens are open to the public during business hours. To schedule a tour of the gardens with a Master Gardener, for yourself or your group, please call us at 215-345-3283.