Crapemyrtle Festival Chockful of Free Events

Join us this weekend during our Myrtle Festival for music, talks, workshops, and a chance to spend your hard-earned Myrtle Money.  (And new this year – you can even use discount “money” from any other garden center.)

Now if you’re in the market for crapemyrtles, there are over 25 varieties at our Davidsonville location, plus expert staff on hand to help you choose.   Don’t miss the pink hand-out “Crapemyrtle Care”, with all our varieties listed on the back.  Did you know there are dwarf crapemyrtles as short as one foot tall?  News to me!

To plan your visit, check out these great talks and workshops, all free except one that requires lots of supplies.

Friday, July 16
8:30 am: Myrtle Mania Anticipation Complimentary Coffee Service.
9 am: Doors open for the Annual Crapemyrtle Festival.
7-9 pm: Ladies NightClick here for details, including the long list of cool vendors.

Saturday July 17
1-3 pm: Live music with Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.
Saturday Seminars/Workshops

9 am: “Pest Control Q&A”  Coffee & light breakfast fare with our Garden Supply experts as they answer your pest-control questions.
10 am: “All about Crapemyrtles” Dr. Margaret Pooler of the National Arboretum demystifies the Crapemyrtle.
Noon: Rita Calvert shares delicious tips on cooking with local produce.
2 pm: “Successful Tree Planting” with Bartlett Tree Experts.

Sunday, July 18
Noon-2 pm: Live music with Orlando Phillips.
Sunday Seminars/Workshops

10am: “Hypertufa Container Workshop” Plant your own hypertufa for a wonderful perennial summer container. $50 ($45 Garden Club Member).
Noon: “Mid-Summer Garden Maintenance” with Gene Sumi.  (I’ll be attending this one myself, taking notes, checking them with Gene, and posting the whole shebang on this blog.)
2pm: Maryland Crabs 101: With Cantler’s Riverside Inn. What says “Maryland Summer” better than an outdoor crab-picking session? Our friend, Molly from Cantler’s is back to demonstrate the art of picking a crab clean and lets you sample what makes Cantler’s Annapolis’ favorite crab house.

Monday, July 20, Myrtle Monday
11am-1pm: Llama Barn Open House: Meet and greet with Homestead’s Llamas. Activities for kids of all ages.

Posted by Susan Harris.  Crapemyrtle and hypertufa photos by Susan Harris.  Crab photo by Craft*ology.

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