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Reminder: Registration for the Master Gardener State Conference is Open

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in News and Events

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Lost and Found: MG Pin Party

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in News and Events

There was a black jacket left behind after the Master Gardener Pin Party. September 16. If anyone is missing a black jacket that was brought to the Pin Party, please contact:

Tamisha Hopkins

908-654-9854 ext. 2

thopkins@ucnj.org

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New Community Beautification Project – Chatfield Garden in Warinanco Park

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in News and Events

Help is needed at the Chatfield Garden in Warinanco Park, located in Roselle/Linden/Elizabeth.  Assistance is needed with garden maintenance such as weeding, deadheading, and removal of excess perennials that have spread beyond their allotted space.

 

Master Gardener Cindy Coppa works in the garden on Thursday mornings and will direct volunteers regarding maintenance priorities and demonstrate “how-to” if needed.  If you are interested in working on this project, please contact Cindy at 908-906-6386.  Call or text.

 

Work will continue until the end of the season (end of November or early December) and will resume in April. Master Gardener volunteers can work on other days of the week after becoming familiar with the garden.  Excess perennials that are removed can be used for the MG spring fair fundraiser.  This should be coordinated with Joanne Krueger and the demo garden schedule.  Plant removal can only happen when Cindy Coppa ispresent.

 

The Chatfield garden’s beds form a very large octagon and were originally designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, the “Father of Landscape Architecture.”  It is presently a perennial

garden and still a work in progress.

 

To get to the garden:  The address for Warinanco Park is Park Drive, Roselle NJ  07203. Enter the park on St. Georges Ave./Park Ave., (across from Park 27 Diner) bear right around the lake and over asmall bridge.  Turn into first parking lot on left.   The garden sits back

from the lot, surrounded by a Yew hedge.

 

Here is a map of the park.

http://ucnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Warinanco.pdf

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Friendly Reminder: Master Gardener “Pin Party” Sunday, September 16

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in News and Events

If you haven’t already, please RSVP for the ‘Pin Party’ as soon as possible to Tamisha Hopkins at 908-654-9854 or thopkins@ucnj.org

Please remember that you are more than welcome to bring a guest.

See you there!

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Master Gardener “Pin Party” Is Set for Sunday, September 16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in News and Events

This year the Master Gardener recognition party will be on Sunday, September 16 at 3pm. We will be celebrating our 30th year anniversary at the Presbyterian Church, Assembly Hall, 140 Mountain Ave., Westfield.

RSVP by September 10 to Tamisha Hopkins:  thopkins@ucnj.org or 908-654-9854.

Any one wishing to help with set up or clean up can call or email Ann Burgmeyer:  annburgmeyer@yahoo.com  or 908-273-2357. We will probably be setting up after 1:30  pm, and clean up should be less than an hour after the conclusion of events.
Hope to see you there!!

 

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September Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Here is our September newsletter.

Sept 2018 MG Newsletter

Hope to see you at our 30th Anniversary “Pin Party” !

Madeline

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Reminder: Rutgers Master Gardeners NJ State Conference

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in News and Events

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Please update and send in your Master Gardener Volunteer Hours

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

This year the pin party will be on Sunday, September 16 at 3pm. We will be celebrating our 30th year anniversary! To help us prepare for the pin party, please submit your volunteer hours by August 10 as we need to order awards.

If you need an hour sheet please email me or stop by the office and I will be happy to give you one.

Tamisha Hopkins

thopkins@ucnj.org

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Seeds for Hope Flower delivery- Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News and Events

Master Gardeners work with Seeds of Hope a non-profit organization that donates bouquets of flowers to oncology centers.

There are positions open for Master Gardeners to help deliver flowers to Trinitas Hospital Cancer Center in Elizabeth.

During the summer flowers are cut from our demonstration garden at Trailside demonstration garden.

If you are interested please contact Master Gardener Marion Goldberger @ mariongoldberger@gmail.com

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Caryl Hannemann, Master Gardener

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News and Events

Caryl J. Hannemann (nee Gallagher) of Berkeley Heights, NJ, passed away at her home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the age of 84.

The visitation will be held at Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Hts., NJ on Sunday, July 15th, from 2-5 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Church of the Little Flower, 310 Plainfield Ave. Berkeley Hts., NJ on Monday, July 16th, at 9:45 AM Committal services are private.

More information at http://www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/PAULIP1/obit.cgi?user=73589215_CHannemann

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Email

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Please delete emails from me or Tamisha Hopkins that have an invoice attachment.  They are not from us.

Madeline

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Weather Delay for Master Gardener Picnic: Possible Thunderstorms Saturday

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in News and Events

The forecast for tomorrow is 80% chance of thunderstorms so we are postponing the picnic until Sunday afternoon, starting at  2 pm.

Ann Burgmeyer will contact you if you sent her an RSVP.   And if you can make it on Sunday, please let her know.

Email her at:  annburgmeyer@yahoo.com

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Master Gardener Picnic on Saturday, June 23

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in News and Events

Our Master Gardener Picnic will not be complete without YOU, your family or friends.  We have a nice group coming on Saturday at our Trailside garden between 2 and 5pm.  We can use some help with set up, so come a little early if possible.  Please RSVP  with the number of people you will bring, so we have enough burgers and hot dogs.  Please also let me know what you are bringing: an appetizer, salad, or dessert.
Looking forward to seeing you at our beautiful garden.
Ann Burgmeyer
908-273-2357
annburgmeyer@yahoo.com
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Master Gardner Picnic Correction

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in News and Events

The previous post about the Master Gardner Picnic on June 23 should have included Ann Burgmeyer’s contact information.

Please email her at annburgmeyer@yahoo.com

or call her at 908-273-2357

Please let her know if you are coming and if you can volunteer to help out.  Specifically, please send:
  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • Number attending
  • What you will bring
  • If you can help out

 

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You Are Invited to the Master Gardner Picnic on June 23

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in News and Events

Come one, come all to our annual Master Gardner Picnic on
Saturday, June 23, from 2-5pm
(rain date Sunday, June 24)
at our Demonstration Garden at Trailside
We welcome family members and friends, who might be interested in our Master Gardner program.  It is a chance to meet other MG’s both old and new.  The Garden Committee will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages.
Please bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share.  It is helpful to bring a label to identify the ingredients.
We can also use some help with the shopping, setup and clean up along with some “Grill Masters” who like to cook.  Please let me, Ann Burgmeyer, know if you are coming and if you can volunteer to help out. For planning please send me:
  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • Number attending
  • What you will bring
  • If you can help out
Looking forward to a beautiful day in the garden
Thank you
Ann Burgmeyer
annburgmeyer@yahoo.com
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JUNE NEWSLETTER

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners:

Here is our June newsletter.  This month’s features: MG picnic on June 23, lavender plant, NASA plants, and the MG program celebrates 30 years.

JUNE NEWS LETTER 2018

Madeline.

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Plant Swap Thursday June 7 at Demo Garden 6-8:30 pm

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

The county has a new program – a “Plant Swap” to encourage residents to remove invasive plant species from their property and “swap” them for a native plant.  The Plant Swap is taking place in the Demonstration Garden on Thursday, June 7, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in our demonstration garden at Trailside.   If you would like to participate in the plant swap, please RSVP by emailing the county at watershed7@ucnj.org.

Here are details about the event:

http://ucnj.org/press-releases/public-info/2018/05/23/how-to-find-beneficial-native-plants-for-healthy-yards-and-gardens

We could use some volunteers to help with directing cars down to the demonstration garden and helping with the event.  If you would like to volunteer, please RVSP to Madeline at mflahive@ucnj.org.  Volunteers should arrive at 5:30.  If  you need to arrive later, that is fine.  I am looking for volunteers to take shifts directing cars down to the garden.

Thanks,

Madeline

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Pin Party Poll

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners:

We are thinking about having our annual September Awards Program, the “Pin Party” on a Sunday afternoon or a weekday evening, and wanted to get feedback from you.  Would you prefer a Sunday afternoon, Weekday evening or would either be fine with you?

Please participate in this poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/73vsyx5fs3www36h

to let us know!

Please select the option of Sunday Afternoon, Weekday Evening or Either Sunday afternoon or Weekday evening.  Please complete the poll by Tuesday evening, June 5.

If you already participated in the poll at the spring garden fair or Master Gardener class, please do not participate in the on-line poll.  If you have any questions, please email Madeline at mflahive@ucnj.org.

Madeline

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Spring Garden Fair Thank You

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in News and Events

Dear Master Gardeners,

I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to another successful Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.  The weather was a challenge this year for all the preparations for the fair, but the sun shone upon us for the entire fair.  I appreciate everyone’s efforts.

Sincerely,

Madeline

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MG-Saturday garden open 8am and MG member pre-plant sale information

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in News and Events

The Demo Garden will be open starting at 8:00am on Saturday – Please come early and help us get ready for the Spring Garden Fair, and then stay for the member plant sale that starts at 1pm. We will be receiving many deliveries of plants starting first thing and need help unloading.

Important information about Saturday – you are welcome to park at the garden but it will be crowded.  There will be 2 Boy Scout groups in the Scout area on Saturday – Cub Scout Pack 75 will be conducting a model rocket launch from 10am -2pm, and Cub Scout Pack 34 will be camping Saturday night through Sunday am.

MASTER GARDENER MEMBER ONLY PRE-SALE AND SOCIAL
Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Demo Garden

All members will be able to purchase plants at full retail price in advance of opening the fair to the public at your very own plant sale. To ensure a good selection of plants for the public, we have to place some limits on the amount of plants you can buy. Remember, you will also be able to purchase plants at the end of the Fair on Sunday at reduced prices-but many of the “desirable plants” will be gone by then.

You’ll be able to purchase the following at the Saturday pre-sale:
• NO LIMIT on Hanging Baskets
• 3 pots of Herbs and (1) 4 or 6 pack.
Note – Basil 6 packs are excluded from this limit
• NO LIMIT on Vegetables
• NO LIMIT on 4 or 6 packs of annuals
• NO LIMIT on assorted 4” annuals including Geraniums, Coleus, and Proven Winners
• NO LIMIT on Nursery stock
• NO LIMIT on perennials, including many choice varieties
• You can go in the greenhouse to choose your tomato and pepper plants – plants that are marked with tape are not to be taken by Master Gardeners, they are for the Sharing Garden, Cutting, Herb or Annex Gardens, or the public.

Plants marked with the flagging/caution tape are reserved for the public. We ask everyone to respect this policy. Please come and have some refreshments with us while you shop.
Depending on the weather, the Gardening Odds & Ends Table may also be open for sales to master gardeners

Boxes – all types-bring the weekend of the Fair – WE NEED 400 BOXES – If everyone just brought 4 boxes with them on Sunday we would have all the boxes we need. (Boxes should be stored in clear plastic bags and stored next to the building under the overhang- we have plastic bags at the demo garden on the kitchen counter for the boxes)
Thank you – Joanne Krueger – 908-313-2734

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