Garden and Farm Briefs
Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online
Most Lewes in Bloom volunteers, who now number more than 120 people, have experienced being stopped on the street and asked, “What is this plant?” or “How do you grow this?” 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 www.lewesinbloom.org 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.
Native Plant Symposium set for Sept. 26 in Smyrna
The 11th Annual Native Plant Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna. Horticulturist Gregg Tepper will explore the ways native plants appeal to all five senses, and wildlife biologist Flavia Rutkosky will discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's native pollinator conservation efforts. The event is presented by the Delaware Native Plant Society in cooperation with the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers. For details, contact Leslie or Larry Cook at 302-514-9371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.