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Robinson Nature Center's Native Plant Palooza

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Noon to 4:30 PM

 

Robinson Native Plant Palooza mash-up 

 

Come shop our native plant sale and learn how best to care for plants in your lawn and garden. Local experts in landscaping, tree care and gardening lead complimentary demonstrations on proper pruning, landscape design and plant care. New this year is a supervised children's area for ages 4 years and older. Let your child enjoy kids activities while you shop and attend demonstrations. $5 per child per hour. All children outside of the supervised children's area must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

During our 2nd Annual "Native Plant Palooza" you can purchase native plants from a host of vendors with a portion of proceeds from the sale benefiting educational programs at the Nature Center. Vendors include:

Keystone Wildflowers
Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm
Wakefield Valley Nursery
Lauren’s Garden Service
Go Native Tree Farm
Chesapeake Natives
 If you are a native plant vendor that would like to be involved, scroll down for the vendor information letter and registration form. 


Native Plant Palooza Schedule of Activities 

Ongoing from Noon to 4:30 - Native Plant Sale

Presentations and Demonstrations 

Presentations and Demonstrations will be held in various locations; see easel with information when you arrive.  

12:30 - 12:45 PM - Demonstration - Composting 101, Howard County Master Gardeners (Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free compost bin by attending this demonstration)

1- 1:30 PM - Presentation - Attracting Wildlife to your yard using Native Plants, Lauren's Garden Service

1:30 - 1:45 PM - Demonstration - How to Plant Your New Tree, Howard County Master Gardeners

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Demonstration - Young Tree & Shrub Care (Pruning and Management), Dave Keane, Howard County Natural Resources Division

2:30 - 2:45 PM - Demonstration - Composting 101, Howard County Master Gardeners (Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free compost bin by attending this demonstration)

3:30 - 3:45 PM - Demonstration - How to Plant Your New Tree, Howard County Master Gardeners 

Walks  

Walks will meet at the fountain in front of the nature center.
12:30 - 1 PM - Native Solutions for Sunny Areas
3 - 3:30 PM - Native Solutions for Shady Spots

 

Advanced Training Opportunity   

2-3:30 PM - Advanced Training for MD Master Naturalists* - Butterfly Identification
*This advanced training opportunity will take place in Classroom 1 inside the Nature Center and is open to all Certified Maryland Master Naturalists

 

MPEA Adopt-a-Plant Pick-Up  

If you participated in the "MPEA Adopt- A –Plant" program, you can pick up your plant pre-orders at the MPEA table near the native plant sale tents.
 

 

Native Plant Palooza Vendor information 

Vendor information letter  

Vendor registration form