Cape Gazette

Garden and Farm Briefs

Nov 25, 2015

Lewes in Bloom Christmas Market set Dec. 5

The Second Annual Lewes in Bloom Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 at two locations: St. Peter's Church courtyard and the Zwaanendael Museum grounds. On sale will be door swags, holiday table centerpieces, bunches of greens, mistletoe and Christmas wreaths. All proceeds go to Lewes in Bloom, which assisted Lewes in winning the 2015 America in Bloom Champions Awards for small towns.

Holiday table centerpiece demonstration set Dec. 14

Lewes Public Library will present TableScaping for the Holidays at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14. Ken Norman, AIFD, PFCI, owner of Floral Inspirations, and an instructor at the New York Botanical Gardens, will demonstrate how to create stunning holiday centerpieces. No registration necessary.

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs seeks scholarship applications by Feb. 1

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the most qualified individual for the academic year 2016-17. This scholarship is available for junior, senior or graduate students currently enrolled in a Delaware college. College sophomores may make application for their junior year. Applicants must have a minimum of a B average and a major in agriculture education, horticulture, floriculture, environmental concerns, wildlife science, habitat of forest/systems ecology, land management and/or other related allied subjects. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. For more information, go to or call 302-645-7677.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city in 2014-15, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization that in 2014-15 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.

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