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  • We are offering Rain Barrel Workshops April through October!
  • Every Fall Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers visit First Grade Classrooms across Chesapeake Public Schools to Teach about Trees and Plant Trees.
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CMG Vegetable of the Week

Our Master Gardeners will share articles on some of their favorite vegetables with you this summer. Be inspired to try growing or eating some different vegetables this year. You can click on the link below for a pdf of the article. They will also be on Facebook.

1.  Asparagus. Submitted by Cliff Winter  

2. Bok Choy, Submitted by Denise Bennett

3. Fennel, Submitted by Misty Goldman

4. Tomatoes, Submitted by Cecilia Bernuy

5. Okra, Submitted by Phil Peek


 Uncommon Invertebrates

Invertebrates are animals without a backbone or bony skeleton. They range in size from microscopic mites to giant squid with soccer-ball-size eyes. This is by far the largest group in the animal kingdom: 97 percent of all animals are invertebrates.

Our Master Gardeners have choosen some interesting ones to share with you.

1. Walking Stick, Submitted by Marvin Barnes 

2. Rabidosa rabida, Commonly known as Rabid Wolf Spider, Submitted by Ceil Rochevot 

3. Saddleback Moth Caterpillars, Submitted by Amy Weber

4. Caterpillar of the Variegated Fritillary, Submitted by Nadine Scott

6. Milkweed Bugs and Beetles, Submitted by Diane Fenno

7. Zebra Swallowtail Caterpillar, Submitted by Brenda Huff


 "Friday Favorites"

Each Friday our Master Gardeners will share articles on some of their favorites. It could be a flower, fruit, shrub, tree or a insect. Visit us on Facebook and this website each Friday to see what they share.

Friday, June 5, 2020: "Favorite Flower" by Brenda Barrett,Synandra hispidula, Commonly known as Guyandotte Beauty

Friday, June 12, 2020: "Favorite Flower" by Cecilia Bernuy, Sambucus canadensis, Commonly known as Elderberry

Friday, June 18, 2020: "Favorite Flower & Plant", by Vickie Greene, Arisaema triphyllum, Commonly known as Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Friday, June 26, 2020: "Favorite Flower & Plant", by Toni McKenna, Monarda didyma, Commonly known as Bee Balm

Friday, July 3, 2020: "Favorite Flower & Plant", by Yen Bao, Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue, Commonly known as Anise-scented Sage


"Favorite May Flowers" 


The 31 Favorite May Flower articles have been moved to a new section of our website under the heading POPULAR TOPICS - Interesting Articles by Master Gardeners. You can access them there.  


 Plant-A-Row begins on June 2, 2020

 2020 Plant-A-Row Flyer

Rain Barrel Virtual Workshop 2020 These two informational videos will tell you Why Use Rain Barrels and How to Build a Rain Barrel based on the rain barrel kit we have available.


Pruning to Vermicomposting: Workshops for 2020.

Sign up today for one of our educational workshops. There are so many to choose from you can be sure to find one that fits your interests.

DUE TO THE COVID 19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING SOME OF OUR WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. The May 2 and May 16 workshops have been cancelled but a Virtual Workshop has been created for people that would like to purchase a Rain Barrel. See the Flyer above to sign up. Please call to see if others have been cancelled or will be held in June and July. 


To view the full pdf open the link.

MG Workshops 2020

 Watch Master Gardener Vicki Roberts talk about the Importance of Bees.

Her Interview on "A CLOSER LOOK" - Chesapeake TV 

Vicky Roberts


Pruning Guidelines

One of the key times to prune trees and shrubs is late winter, right before the new growth starts. This is a helpful PRUNING CALENDAR for year round pruning guidelines. 

Interesting New Articles - Choose a Gardening Topic

Click on the links below to read the informative articles written by our talented Master Gardeners as well as our interns from the class of 2019 and 2020:  

1. Planting a Buffer Garden

2. Container Gardening for Beginners

3. Garden Trains

4. Lilacs in Southeastern Virginia

5. Growing Blueberries

6. Health Benefits from Cucumbers

7. Patience is a Virtue 

8. Companion Planting

9. Lettuce & Spinach Growing Guidelines

10. Fall Blooming Asters

11. The Buckeye Tree


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If you are a Chesapeake Master Gardener (or one of our program partners) and want to share an event that is currently not listed, please let us know.

NOTE: Our CMG Calendar (linked to the left) has been created solely for Chesapeake Master Gardeners and includes advanced education and volunteer opportunities that may not be listed on our public calendar.  Intern training dates are available via Intern Corner.

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Office: 310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322




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