Delaware County
Master Gardener Association




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Delaware County Master Gardeners are avid about horticulture and eager learners. This site is one way we share these passions and provide "environmentally sound, research-based gardening practices" with our communities. 

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Our friends at the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the 2024 Tree and Shrub Sale.  They are offering the following evergreens: American arborvitae, Canaan fir, Colorado blue spruce, Eastern white pine, Norway spruce.  You can also order American hazelnut, American sycamore, swamp white oak, pawpaw, persimmon, shagbark hickory, sugar maple, spice bush, Eastern redbud, black gum, or white flowering dogwood.  All are bare-root seedlings  that come in packs of 5 or 10 and range In size from 3" to 18", depending on the species.     Orders are filled on a first-come/first-served basis, so don't delay in ordering!  You must pick up your order between April 16 to 19, from 8am to 4:30pm, at their new Byxbe Campus office.  

Here's the link to the order form:  https://files.constantcontact.com/940d1a09801/12c888e8-5cd4-4be3-8e02-1b795aed6990.pdf?rdr=true

DCMGA Horticultural Therapy Project

Another great DCMGA activity took place today with our friends from The Avalon of Lewis Center. Today we did winter seed sowing. 

The residents/fellow gardeners reminisced about their gardens and shared their memories and love of gardening with all of us!  The jugs are securely located out in the garden courtyard where they can see them from their windows! When it is warmer they will enjoy watching them sprout! 🤞🤞🤞

We couldn't end our time together without some dirt pudding and mini valentines cookies! One of our friends had a Valentines Card for us addressed to the Gardening Gals and two other friends expressed their gratitude and called our activities Special! We love our friends at The Avalon.

Advanced Master Gardener Specialization - Ohio Trees Course

The Advanced Master Gardener Specialization on Ohio Trees (AMGS-OH Trees) Planning Committee opened registration on January 8, 2024, at 10am.  Well before 10pm, over 60 MGVs registered!   

Registrations are from Clark (1), Delaware (19), Franklin (37), Madison (4), Miami (1), Morrow (2), Ottawa (1), Summit (2), and Wayne (2) counties.    We have closed the online registration platform as more kept dribbling in!  We currently have ten people on the waiting list!

The Planning Committee began work in August 2023.  Early on, the committee broke up into subcommittees to contend with the host of decisions that must be made to ensure an excellent program.  The subcommittees included Curriculum and Speakers, Schedule and Venues, Certification, Technology, and Marketing and Attendee Experience.  Committee members are Alison Circle and Lisa Craddock-Thitoff of Franklin County MGVs and, from Delaware County,  Cynthia Buettner, Susan DeVol, Margo Hicks, Gretta Kumpf, Sandy Lauer, Terri Litchfield, and Lisa Reiser (with technical help from William Reiser). 

Classes are scheduled for March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 13, June 27, July 11, August 8, and September 12.  Venues are Stratford Ecological Society, Highbanks Metro Park (twice), US Army Corp of Engineers at Alum Creek State Park, Chadwick Arboretum, Secrest Arboretum, Franklin Park Conservatory, Dawes Arboretum, the Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley, and Grange Insurance Audubon Center.  

Friends of the Ohio Heritage Garden Holiday Tea

DCMGA volunteers at the Ohio Governor's Heritage Garden  enjoyed a lovely Holiday Tea with the First Lady and members of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Gardens.  This annual event is provided to show appreciation of volunteers and supporters.  

This year one of the highlights was classical music performed on the piano by 9 year old Hudson Seerden.  He started taking lessons duirng the pandemic and has already won an international competition!

Another  highlight of the event Is to see the live Christmas tree decorated with hand-made ornaments created by the women of the Marysville Reformatory.  Their decorations come from the many plastic bags, scraps of fabric and ribbon donated by many of us.  They are extremely creative!