October 5 Class was a Success

Thank you Shellee Roberts and Total Image for a great class on Nature Photography at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

Shellee spoke to the attendees for a few minutes before the class walked around the garden taking pictures and improving their craft.

If you attended the class and took pictures, please post your pictures here.  We would love to see them.

Our next class is

 

CREATING HOLIDAY WREATHS WITH NATURAL ITEMS


PRESENTED BY

MAGGIE STRINGER

MBG Board Member and Master Gardener

Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 am

Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

1010 Forest Avenue

Maggie is one of the founding members of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park, Capital City Master Gardener Association and a retired MPS Principal at Forrest Avenue Magnet. She is an excellent instructor, a creative and talented gardener and dedicated MBG board member.

We will have a raffle for the wreath she will make. Be sure and bring your dollar bills.

FREE TO MBG MEMBERS, $5 DONATION REQUESTED OF OTHERS
Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a folding chair.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Please consider a membership or donation to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

It is time to deep root fertilize your trees

Property Management Source’s  Garden Corner

Thank you Property Management Source for deep root fertilizing our trees yesterday.  The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park has planted over 20 trees in the last year and a half.  Some have fared better than others.  This treatment should help them thrive.

Please consider a membership or donation to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens today. 

It is dry outside

Garden Corner from James Rawson, Property Management Source, Inc.

If you noticed your plants around your large trees are looking more parched, it is because your mature tree is soaking up all the water.
Some mature trees can absorb between 50 and 300 gallons of water per day. Depending on the type of tree, their roots can spread at least as far out as the tree is tall and between 6” and 18” deep. You can anticipate up to 50% root spread for every 10 years of the tree’s life. Please consider your mature trees, when planning irrigation and plantings. Your plants under or near tree roots will need extra water during dry spells like we are experiencing.

The Oakleaf Hydrangeas grow bigger the further they are from the big Pine Tree

Great Class on growing Vegetables in the fall

Mike Forster was full of knowledge at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park class on Saturday.

Approximately 35 people attended the Garden’s educational class on Planning your fall garden.  Mike Forster, master gardener, shared his expertise and experience with our members and friends.  He discussed building raised beds, which vegetables grow well in the fall, and other tidbits to have a successful crop.

Some highlights were:

  •  Build raised beds about 1 foot deep 4 feet wide and 8 feet long.

  • Build your beds East to West.

  • Plant your shorter vegetables on the South side and your taller vegetables on the North side.

  • Squirrels don’t like pinestraw.

Our next class is October 5 at 9 am.  Please consider a membership to be the first to know about our classes. 

Planning your Fall Garden with Mike Forster this Saturday, Sept 14

“PLANNING YOUR FALL GARDEN”

PRESENTED BY

MIKE FORSTER, Master Gardener

Mike is an experienced gardener, an excellent instructor and faithful volunteer

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

9:00 AM

Outdoor Classroom

Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a chair. Free for MBG members. $5 donation requested for nonmembers. Please consider a membership to help us grow.

 

“CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE WITH YOUR CAMERA”

PRESENTED BY

SHELLEE ROBERTS, STUDIO MANAGER, Total Image

Shellee is Studio Manager and Photographer at The Total Image. The Montgomery Botanical Gardens is a lovely setting to see and capture the beauty of nature up close. Participants please bring your cameras.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

9:00 AM

Outdoor Classroom

Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a chair. Free for MBG members. $5 donation requested for nonmembers. Please consider a membership to help us grow.