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S18/33
Residents of eastern Connecticut have become accustomed to seeing dead trees being removed from roadsides due to the emerald ash borer. Homeowners are weighing the costs of removal vs. treatment of their ash trees. The insect is confirmed in every county in the state. Thousands more trees will die in the years ahead. In this class, we will review the history of this insect in Connecticut and provide information for future decisions. In addition, we'll learn more about other exotic insects that threaten our forests and home sites such as the Asian longhorn beetle and the southern pine bark beetle. Loss of our native trees affects us in many ways beyond the immediate costs and safety concerns; our woodlands are our part of our cultural heritage. Up-to-date materials for public education will be available for Master Gardener offices and outreach. More
Starts Starts: 5/25/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/25/2018 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 7 open seats left
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s18/34
Nothing enhances learning better than doing. This three-part design class will focus on the redesign of the garden beds around the Caretaker’s Cottage (administrative offices) at Elizabeth Park on the Hartford/West Hartford line. Design concepts and theory will be presented alongside hands-on practices, including measuring, drawing to scale and site analysis. The three classes will begin with measuring, drawing to scale and site analysis and will progress through concepts such as design and color theory, culminating in a final design and plant list. Class will be held at both Elizabeth Park and the nearby Hartford County Extension office. More
Starts Starts: 6/6/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 6/27/2018 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 21 days 2 hours
Credits Credits: 6 Class Hours
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Status Status: 4 open seats left
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Mountain Laurel: An Intimate Introduction
S18/18
Enjoy a twilight walk through a special nursery to learn about the Connecticut state flower, Kalmia latifolia, with the man who wrote the book: Richard Jaynes. Carl Linnaeus distinguished the mountain laurel as the most beautiful flower found in North America and named it in honor of his student/explorer Peter Kalm. Learn more about this fine evergreen shrub and its relatives as it comes into annual bloom. Dick will talk about its environmental preferences and variability. You’ll learn some secrets about pollinators and propagation and will be able to see more of the nursery and the unusual plants found there during this after-hours event. More
Starts Starts: 6/6/2018 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 6/6/2018 8:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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MG40NL
Celebrate 40 Years of the Master Gardener Program in New London County! Come to Widdershins Labyrinth in Lyme CT, the garden created by Paul Armond, the current New London county coordinator for the UConn Extension Master Gardener program. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’ oeuvres as you stroll through the garden or perhaps walk the seven-circuit labyrinth constructed of two tons of beach stones. Look in the conservatory for ferns and cycads as well as plants that produce tea, coffee and chocolate. More
Starts Starts: 6/16/2018 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 6/16/2018 7:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
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Status Status: 66 open seats left
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S18/HT
This class is a requirement to maintain active status as a UConn Certified Advanced Master Gardener. The main topic will be biocontrols for pests; how they're identified and tested for effectiveness and safety with discussion of several specific examples. Other topics will also be added. This is the only live presentation of Hot Topics this year. The presentation will be videotaped, and will be presented in other locations several times during the summer. Only one Hot Topics class per year is necessary to maintain Active Certified Master Gardener status. There is no fee for certified Master Gardeners, but you must register to be assured a seat. More
Starts Starts: 6/20/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 6/20/2018 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
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S18/15
Imagine that a tree planted in 1960 could talk. What would it tell us about our land care practices? Then imagine what the same tree would say to our descendants in 2060? Nobody knows, of course. But few would be surprised if that tree exclaimed, "What's going on out there?" In this two-hour talk, we'll look briefly at past land use practices, their current impacts, land use trends,and some future possibilities for our shared landscapes. The purpose of this talk is to create interest in positive and innovative directions that some have already begun to adopt and that we may be able to adopt in the near future. More
Starts Starts: 6/23/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 6/23/2018 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 9 open seats left
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S18/20
The class will cover why insectary plants are important in conserving beneficial insects such as insect predators and pollinators. Examples of insectary plants will be discussed according to the types of beneficial insects attracted, their use in the ornamental or edible garden and overall fit in a sustainable pest management approach. After the presentation, we will go outdoors for observation and review. (Rain Date: Thursday June 28) More
Starts Starts: 6/26/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 6/26/2018 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 9 open seats left
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S18/21
Want to see some fascinating insects in their natural environment? Want to learn which host plants they hang out on, and where they hide? Come on a bug hunt with Pamm Cooper on the Extension grounds in Bethel as she shows us how to find the hidden critters living amid our native and ornamental plants. Pamm will start the class with a PowerPoint presentation identifying some of the common insects we might see in the field, such as beetles, bees, and caterpillars. Then we will head out onto the grounds to “shake out” some of our friends from their cozy plant homes so we can take a closer look. Pamm, who is always on the lookout for insects in their native habitats, will also bring along some interesting live insect samples for the class to view. More
Starts Starts: 8/18/2018 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 8/18/2018 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
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