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Container Gardening

Dining by the Garden

Flower Arranging

Flower Shows

Gardening on the Web


Sample Submissions:
Calendar of Events
Feb. 19 - 22
The 2004 Maymont Flower and Garden Show:
Festivals in Flower
Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Pavilion, Corner of Fifth and Marshall Streets
Richmond, VA
Buy tickets online until Feb. 6
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Sunday
For more information click on the following link:

When listing an event send the following information in the order listed.
1. Date
2. Name of Event/Project
3. Sponsor
4. Description of Event/Project (Limit, if possible, to not more than 5 lines).
5. Location
6. Address
7. Time - Specify a.m. or p.m.
8. Admission fee
9. Web site address
10.Contact person
11.Number to call for information
12.Email Address.

Friends of the State Arboretum (FOSA)
Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
BEF is a 700-acre University of VA research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley about 10 miles from Washington, DC.  BEF is also the home of the State Arboretum of VA, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody  

Container Gardening
Information pertinent to creating and maintaining container gardens.

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Dining by the Garden
Scallops in Vermouth Cream Sauce
1 lb. scallops
2 T. butter
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/4 c dry Vermouth
1/4 tsp. salt
Coat scallops with flour. Melt butter in a skillet and add scallops. Cook on both sides until translucent. Remove scallops.
Add Vermouth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce by half. Stir in heavy cream, salt, and white pepper. Re-add scallops and heat until they are hot.
Serves 4.
From the Neff Kitchen

Flower Arranging
Maximize water absorption and water maintenance:
Cut your flowers early in the morning or near or after sunset.
Cut the stems as long as possible.
Place the flowers in warm water and leave them for several hours or overnight to absorb as much water as possible.
Split the ends of woody-stemmed flowers or branches.  Place them in hot water and leave them for eight hours or overnight.  For flowers with stems that bleed white milky juices such as poinsettias and poppies, sear the stem over a flame to seal the cut and preserve moisture.
Re-cut stems before placing the flowers in arrangements.

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Flower Shows
Name of Show
Dates of Show
Sponsor of Show

Gardening on the Web
Every Rose
The rose database.  Search for roses by name, colour and many other characteristics. Or simply browse through the database of over 7,150 roses & 2,500 photos. Learn about other gardeners' experiences with specific roses, and look for rose sources where you can order roses and supplies. Note: EveryRose is currently being rewritten in a faster database as the current server cannot keep up with the load. Please be patient on searches, and check here for upcoming news.  

The focus of these pages are on overall care and maintenance of plants, shrubs, trees, gardens, etc.

What to do When
Monthly Garden
Reminders from The Charlottesville Garden Club
The Charlottesville Garden Club, P.O. Box 4334 , Charlottesville , VA 22905-4334
For more information contact:
Put Spaulding, (434) 971-1978, Email: <>.
This calendar and guide, which can be ordered from the address above, was compiled to provide in depth information on planting and plant care. Those compiling this guide are located in Charlottesville , the Piedmont area of Virginia . Adjustments in planting times, etc., should be made by those living in other areas.
"A wonderful hostess gift or great Christmas stocking stuffer for the interested gardener"
(Always include a comment about the publication you are recommending).

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