Fall is a great time to plant perennials for some garden beauty next spring. Mar-Lu View Nursery will be sponsoring a pollinator event & plant sale on September 22nd from 10:00am-Noon at the Frederick News Post Community Gardens, located at 351 Ballenger Center Drive in Frederick. Whether you are just starting your pollinator garden, or adding to it, this event will serve as a great resource to those looking to gather both information and materials.
Master Gardener and FNP Community Garden Designer, David Muns will be educating those in attendance on the value of building a pollinator garden. The recently certified pollinator gardens at the Frederick News Post contain over 100 varieties of pollen-and-nectar-providing plants. This demo garden will show you the color, size, and bloom span to help you determine the plants that best suit your garden. After his presentation, staff from the nursery will be on-site with a variety of pollinator-friendly perennials available for purchase. Fun Fact: the gardens are also certified as a Monarch Waystation! There are several colonies of honey bees in the apiary near the pollinator gardens, but don’t worry, you will be safe.
Directions: Turn onto Ballenger Center Drive off of Ballenger Creek Pike to the FNP Building at 351 Ballenger Center Drive. Turn left onto Carrier Lane, past the FNP Community Garden, and park in the lot to the east of the community garden.
You may also want to check out the Frederick County Beekeepers' Association pollinator displays and the Frederick County Master Gardener displays in building 14A, at the Great Frederick Fair the week of September 14th-22nd.