Crape Myrtle Festival Time!

Join us this weekend for some great summer festivities – garden talk by experts, great music, and spending your Myrtle Money*.

Crape myrtles adorning a federal building in D.C.

Saturday, July 21

10:00 a.m.: The Cold-Hardy Garden (Davidsonville store)
Local expert Allen Hirsh explains what freezing does to plants and how to work with it.  Allen is a plant cold-hardiness scientist, ex-nurseryman and exotic gardener in Silver Spring, MD. His unusual background enables him to lecture in depth on both interesting plants and winter challenges in the garden.   Check out his garden here on his website.

10:00 a.m.: Crape Myrtle 101 (Severna Park store)
Homestead’s own expert, Gene Sumi, talks about planting and care of the beloved Crape Myrtle,

11:30 a.m.: Dividing Perennials (Davidsonville store)
Revitalize even the oldest plants in a garden by occasionally dividing them. Get dirty in this hands-on workshop and bring home the fruit of your labor.
(Pre-Registration Required: $25)

Two of our great speakers - Allen Hirsh (L) and Gene Sumi (R)

1:00 p.m.: Crape Myrtle 101 (Davidsonville store)
Homestead’s own expert, Gene Sumi, talks about planting and care of the beloved Crape Myrtle.

1:00 p.m.: Forgotten Treasures (Severna Park store)
Allen Hirsh discusses neglected plants that are worth a second look.  Allen Hirsh is a plant cold-hardiness scientist, ex-nurseryman and exotic gardener in Silver Spring, MD. His unusual background enables him to lecture in depth on both interesting plants and winter challenges in the garden.   Check out his garden here on his website.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition (L) and Project Natale (R)

12:30-2:30 p.m.: Music by Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition (Davidsonville store)

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Music by William Kelley (Severna Park store)

Sunday, July 22

10:00 a.m.: Gardening in Miniature (Davidsonville store)
Learn how to design a terrarium with all the elegance of your garden and a touch of charm. (Demonstration, not a workshop)

11:30 a.m.: Crape Myrtles Continued (Davidsonville store)
Dr. Margaret Pooler of the National Arboretum is here to talk history, cultivar development, and care of our favorite summer tree.  Dr.Pooler is a research geneticist at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and U.S. National Arboretum.  Click here  for info about the Arboretum’s famous crape myrtle introductions.

Noon to 2:00 p.m.: Music by Project Natale (Davidsonville store)

*Spend your Myrtle Money

Myrtle Money is a retailer’s coupon, redeemable for special savings for four days only during the Homestead Gardens Crapemyrtle Festival, July 20-23, 2012.  (It has no cash value.)  One unit of Myrtle Money is equivalent to $1 towards the purchase of merchandise, up to 50% of total purchase price. For example, if an item costs $10, you may use up to $5 of Myrtle Money.  Myrtle Money can be applied to in-stock items only. (Myrtle Money does not apply to sale items, special orders, previously purchased merchandise, grills, quantity breaks, nursery planting services, garden design, gift certificates, stone, The Saucy Salamander, Trollbeads, landscape services, labor and delivery fees, or taxes.)

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