Garden and Farm Briefs
Master Gardener to give tips on making a terrarium April 24
Master Gardener Mary Noel will present "Let's Make a Terrarium" at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Milton Public Library, 121 Union St. in Milton.
Noel will demonstrate tips and tricks on how to build and maintain a terrarium. Participants will build their own to take home or give as a gift. All items needed to build the terrarium will be supplied. This class is free; call 302-684-8856 to sign up as space is limited.
For accessibility and/or more information, ask for Mary Catherine Hopkins, director. For directions go to www.milton.lib.de.us and click on Hours & Directions.
May Day Tulip Dig May 1: Dig them up and take them home for free
All are invited to join Lewes in Bloom Thursday, May 1 to help dig up the tulip bulbs around Lewes that were planted for this year’s Tulip Festival. Participants need to bring a shovel and a bag to Zwaanendael Park, Stango Park, Mary Vessels Park, 1812 Park or the Gateway on Kings Highway from 10 a.m. to noon only. Park supervisors will be present to help coordinate the dig. People can dig the bulbs up and give them a new home for free. Areas not included in the dig are Canalfront Park, the Children’s Learning Garden in Stango Park and in front of the Zwaanendael Museum. Anyone with questions should contact Carol Richardson, projects officer for the City of Lewes at 302-645-7777, Ext. 100.
DCH partners with Delmarva Power for free trees through June 6
The Delaware Center for Horticulture announces a partnership with Delmarva Power to promote a free tree giveaway for residential customers.
Now through June 6, Delmarva Power is giving away 2,000 trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills by planting trees in the most optimal location near their homes. Customers who are willing to plant the 2- to 4-foot seedling trees in locations best suited to conserve energy when mature, can reserve up to two free trees at arborday.org/delmarva.
The trees will be delivered directly to customers at an ideal time for planting.
An online tool helps customers estimate their savings. Energy-Saving Trees was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree software to calculate estimated benefits. For more information on how to save energy, visit delmarva.com. For information about the benefits of trees, visit thedch.org/what-we-do/community-trees.