The Urban Gardener Lecture Series - 2010


Hampton Roads Community Foundation The Fred Heutte Center is pleased to continue its Urban Gardener Lecture Series for 2010. The series continues to be funded by a generous grant from the Hampton Roads Community 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.



RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP: WATERWISE GARDENING



Cynthia Wyskiewicz, FHC Board Member
Extension Horticulture Agent|Unit Coordinator
Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Portsmouth

Thursday, August 19th, 7:00 PM

Utilize Cynthia Wyskiewicz' advice about different methods of watering plants efficiently. See why water is so vital for plant growth and ways to conserve water- including the use of rain barrels. Registrants will be able to make-and take home a completed barrel after the brief instructional session.

This session has a materials fee of $35.00. Attendance for the session is free for members, $5 for non-members. Thus, total fees: $35 members | $40 non-members Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL:
Herbal Ice Creams & Sorbets



Billi Parus, Master Gardener

Thursday, August 26th, 7:00 PM

6 types of ice cream/sorbets will be featured! Billi Parus returns to share her creative cooking-with-herbs skills. Billi is a Virginia Beach Master Gardener, Life member of the Herb Society of America, a member of the British Herb Society, as well as owner of Lavender Hill House, an Internet gift basket business. She lives in Virginia Beach where she and her husband grow over 200 varieties of herbs, including 8 registered National Collections. Billi travels the country, teaching about cooking with herbs.

This 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.





ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Marie Butler
Landscape Coordinator for the Virginia Zoological Park




Tuesday, September 7th, 7:00 PM

I say "grass", you think of versatile, ornamental garden plants, right? Ornamental grasses bring color, texture, form, height, and movement to any garden setting. Come learn how grasses can bring low maintenance unity to your landscape. Let us expand your consciousness of grasses in the garden.

Marie Butler is high on grass - ornamentally speaking, of course! After using multiple varieties of ornamental grasses in designing the planting for the zoo's new African exhibit, Marie has a new respect for this group of plants. They're easy to grow and provide year-round interest in the garden. Her program will concentrate on the variety of grasses which do well in Hampton Roads, combining them for dramatic effects (nothing less from Marie!), and clue us in on those which tend to wander and reseed in unwanted places.

Marie is the Landscape Coordinator for the Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk. Her horticultural studies at NC State University, teaching credentials in Japanese flower arranging, and 14 year association with the Master Gardeners of the Tidewater region, have blended her scientific, artistic, and practical skills. Awarded "2005 Horticulturist of the Year" by the Hampton Roads Nursery and Landscape Association, Marie Butler shares her enthusiasm, laughter, and fun in the garden with everyone.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




NATIVE PERENNIALS



Sherrie Kern
Tidewater Community College


Thursday, September 16th, 7:00 PM

"Native Perennials" takes a brief look at some native plants to consider for your garden or meadow, including spring, summer, and fall bloomers.

Sherrie Kern is a Virginia Beach Master Gardener, co-author of Best Plants for Hampton Roads: A Landscape and Garden Companion, a certified arborist, and an adjunct instructor in horticulture at Tidewater Community College. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, David, and her sheltie dog, Psalm.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




SQUARE FOOT GARDENING

Tom West
Norfolk Master Gardener, FHC Board Member





Tuesday, September 21st, 7:00 PM

Square Foot Gardening is the practice of planning small intensively planted gardens. The practice combines concepts from other organic gardening methods, including a strong focus on compost, closely planted raised beds and biointensive attention to small, clearly define area.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




PLANTS FOR FALL & WINTER INTEREST

Les Parks
Certified Virginia Horticulturalist, Smithfield Gardens





Thursday, September 30th, 7:00 PM

Southeastern Virginia is blessed with a climate that lets us enjoy the garden 12 months of the year. We are also fortunate to be able to grow an extremely varied palette of plants, including many which provide interest through the fall and winter with their foliage, structure and even flowers. During this talk we explore annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees that will help make your garden truly one for all four seasons.

Les Parks has been the nursery manager at Smithfield Gardens in Suffolk, Va. since 1996. He has been a Certified Virginia Horticulturist since 1994 and has a Landscape Design Certificate from The George Washington University. He gardens in Norfolk where he lives with his wife and son, is the author of the blog A Tidewater Gardener and is not ashamed to be called a plant geek!

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




BIRDS OF CRANEY ISLAND

Terry Jenkins




Tuesday, October 5th, 7:00 PM

Terry Jenkins has been a "birder" for almost 30 years. He has served as the Past-President, Vice President, Field Trip Leader for the Virginia Beach Audubon Society and remains active with the organization. He is currently serving on the board for the society. Terry also serves as a board member of the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. After teaching for 33 years at Frank W. Cox High School, he retired two-years ago. Travel, golf, and baseball are special among Terry's varied interests.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




Turf:
Everything You Wanted To Know
And Weren’t Afraid To Ask!


Jim Lachowicz




Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00 PM

Turf – Everything you wanted to know AND weren’t afraid to ask will provide an overview of turf types, fertilization and pH requirements; proper watering and mowing practices; core aerating and thatching; and disease and weed prevention and controls.

Besides Master Gardening, Jim volunteers at the Zoo (horticulture department), Chesapeake Arboretum, band parent, crew parent, bingo caller (on Sunday nights for band), and he is a general neer-do-well.

Jim attended the 2000 Chesapeake Master Gardener class and became a Virginia Tech “Grass Guru” and turf specialist in 2001.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




PUMPKIN CARVING

Bill Smoot
Portsmouth Master Gardener, FHC Board Member



  

Saturday, October 23rd, 2:00 PM

Join Board Member Bill Smoot at the Fred Heutte Center for a seasonal adventure in pumpkin carving. As with most of his works, Bill's creative flair with unique ideas and expression will help bring these garden treasures to life!

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




SEASONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Frances Thrash
Florist





Sunday, October 24th, 2:00 PM

Check back for more information on Frances' plans for an informative design session!

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




IAN ROBERTSON

Landscape Designer




Saturday, November 13th, 2:00 PM

Ian is owner of Ian Robertson, Ltd. Landscape Design and was educated at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Scotland. Currently, he teaches landscape architecture at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Pre-registration is requested! Free for foundation members; $5 for non-members. Call 441-2513 to make your reservation.




WILLIAMSBURG STYLE WREATH

Bill Smoot & FHC Board Members

Sunday, December 12, 1PM


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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. The class is free for Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation members and Master Gardeners and $ 5.00 for non-members. Pre-registration and pre-payment of all fees are required. Cost of materials is $35.00 for members, $40 for non-members.



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