The Urban Gardener Lecture Series - 2009


The Norfolk Foundation The Fred Heutte Center is pleased to continue its Urban Gardener Lecture Series for 2009. The series continues to be funded by a generous grant from The Norfolk Foundation.

We have gathered a variety of speakers who will provide expertise in different gardening-related fields. The series is geared for beginners and specialists. While the program is free for members of the Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation, the cost for non-members is $ 5.00 per person. Some lectures require the pre-payment of materials fees. All lectures will be held at the center.



HAVING AN HERBAL PICNIC!



Barbara Brawley
Thursday, July 30th, 7:00 PM

Now that your herbs are abundant it is time to start using them. Wouldn’t they be nice to use in cool summer salads or at a picnic? Herbal expert Barbara Brawley combines her herbal knowledge, cooking expertise and demonstrates how to make several cool summer salads appropriate for the hot summers. She also will make an herbal dessert and include a surprise dish! Barbara is a Virginia Beach Master Gardener and member of our local herb society.

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





SAVING OUR NATIVE AZALEAS

This photo of native 'Flame Azalea' taken by Don Hyatt

Jim Brandt
Master Gardener
Thursday, August 20th, 7:00 PM

Jim Brandt is a Master Gardener and devotes most of his time to gardening since retiring from United Parcel Service. As the immediate past president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, he organized several projects, which focused on preserving and saving our native azaleas. His program documents these restoration efforts made to protect and save the diverse population of native azaleas in the Great Gregory Bald in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Hooper Bald in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. He also discusses the different variations of the native azaleas, their growth, and requirements. (Photo above of native Flame Azalea taken by Don Hyatt).

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



GROWING A FALL VEGETABLE GARDEN



Cynthia Wyskiewicz, FHC Board Member
Extension Horticulture Agent|Unit Coordinator
Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Portsmouth
Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 PM

Great satisfaction and pride come from growing your own vegetables, not to mention counting your savings! From initial plant selection, soil preparation, planting, care, and harvesting, Portsmouth Extension Horticulture Agent, Cyndi Wyskiewicz, covers all the steps required to successfully grow fall vegetables. You’ll be surprised at the quantity and quality of vegetables a small urban garden plot can produce!

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




EAST MEETS WEST:
A Ming Dynasty Chinese Scholar's Garden



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Bill Smoot
FHC Board President, Master Gardener


Thursday, October 1st, 7:00 PM

Step back in time to the Ming Dynasty as Bill Smoot guides you through the Dr. Sun-Yat-Sin Chinese Garden in Vancouver, B.C. This is the only authenic Chinese Scholar's Garden constructed since the 15th century in any part of the world. It cost $5.3 million dollars to replicate and features authenic wood, construction methods, plants, and gardens. Bill also discusses the symbolism of yin/yang expressed in the garden and of the plants. Named in the book as one of the "1,000 Places to See Before You Die", this is a program you will not want to miss.

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




FHC PLANT SWAP



Board Members, General Membership, Open to the Public

Sunday, October 4th, 2-5PM

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MAKING HERBAL LIQUORS FOR THE HOLIDAYS



Barbara Brawley

Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 PM

Wouldn't a bottle of tasty liqueur add cheer and make a fantastic holiday gift? Herbalist extraordinaire Barbara Brawley will share her recipes with you and teach you how to make your own herbal and fruit liqueurs. The class is being scheduled early so that your liquors will be ready to give as holiday gifts. Each participant will be making 1 bottle of mint liqueur and 1 bottle of kahlua. You'll also learn which herbs to use in making other liqueurs. In addition to the bottle of mint liqueur, participants will also be making a bottle of kahlua - the famous coffee liqueur! Now you have another reason excuse to purchase herbs at our spring herb sales.

This session has a $20 material fee. Attendance is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this session! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




CALLING ALL FLORAL ARRANGERS
An All-day Bus Tour to Washington, DC

Saturday, October 17th, 7:00 AM



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FORCING BULBS FOR INDOOR WINTER BLOOMS

Elizabeth Meska
FHC Board Member, Norfolk Master Gardener,
Landscape Designer & Consultant

Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 PM



Do you want to have spring flowers blooming in your home during the dark days of January and February? Join us for a fun, informative evening and learn how to make that happen! Demonstration, handout and door prize. Demonstration and door prizes. Presented by Elizabeth Meska - Gardening Consultant Elizabeth majored in biology, holds landscape and horticulture certifications, and is a Master Gardener. Elizabeth can be contacted at elizabeth.meska@cox.net

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




USING FENG SHUI PRINCIPLES IN THE LANDSCAPE



Bonnie Primm
Consultant, Instructor, Feng Shui at Old Dominion University
Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 PM

The Far-Eastern art known as Feng Shui is based on Chinese traditions thousands of years old. Feng Shui attempts to create a harmonious environment in tune with the forces of nature and man's attempt to explain nature’s workings. Now East meets West as Feng Shui consultant and expert, Bonnie Primm discusses these ancient practices and shows how to apply them to modern Western gardens. Bonnie owns her own consulting company and teaches Feng Shui at Old Dominion University.

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




MY FAVORITE PLANTS!



Pamela Harper
Author, Gardener
Saturday, November 21st, 2:00 PM

FHC MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY SEATING

The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS:
SOMETHING NEW & DIFFERENT!

Frances Thrash
Floral Designer and Arranger, Gardener
Sunday, November 22nd, 2:00 PM


The session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




WILLIAMSBURG STYLE WREATH

Bill Smoot and fellow FHC Board Members

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 2:00PM


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This program has become a classic! Our "famous" Williamsburg Style Wreath decorates the Heutte Center during the December holidays and we have more requests for this program than any other. The beautiful wreath is handmade using various cedars and evergreens and is very aromatic! Bright clusters of fresh fruit and bright red ribbon add a classical and elegant decorative addition to your holiday doorway. Participants should bring garden gloves, cutting shears, and a heavy-duty staple gun if they have them. Attendance is free for Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation members and $5.00 for non-members. In addition, cost of materials is $40.00 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment of all fees are required through early December or until workshop is filled!

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