Hillbilly Daylilies presents the 5th Annual
Saturday, July 13th, 2013 • 9am - 5pm
1105 Giles Mill Road, Bunker Hill WV 25413
A Benefit for the Berkeley County Humane Society
Join us at Hillbilly Daylilies in Bunker Hill, WV for a fun filled day of activities, bluegrass music, food, vendors, display of antique tractors & steam engines, and thousands of beautiful daylilies in bloom!
• Food by Big Daddy's BBQ and Rock Hill Creamery
• Live bluegrass music by Bud's Collective, Drymill Road and Circa Blue,
• Antique Tractors and Steam Engines
• Fun Garden Projects for Kids and Farm Animal Exhibit, and much, much more!
• Click Here to Pre-Register!
10am Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants
11am Summer Planting for Fall Harvest
12pm Home Sweet Home
1pm Creating Black Gold
2pm Garlic: It's Propagation & Uses
Detailed Info: (more info to be added as it becomes available)
Presenter: Marsha Peterson
Discover soil from a plant's perspective, and how beneficial soil microorganisms create a nurturing, sustainable root environment. Learn how to create healthy soil for your plants.
Marsha Peterson is a Berkeley/Jefferson County Master Gardener, beekeeper, and owner of Bee-Berry Hill, a cactus and succulent nursery.
Summer Planting for Fall Harvest (11am) • Presenter: Mary Stickley-Godinez
Plants have their own seasons and if we take advantage of this, we can have vegetable gardens full of produce most of the year. So come find out about some great plants you can put in your garden to enjoy during the fall. Also discover some specific varieties that do well in our region. You will also find many of these plants are packed full of nutrients and vitamins making them especially important to include in your diet.
Mary Stickley-Godinez has degrees in Horticulture, Landscape Design, and Identification of Woody Landscape Plants. While working toward these degrees, she worked as Inventory Manager for a perennial nursery, Producer of a call in radio talk show about plants, Enhancements Manager for a landscape maintenance company, and as Plant Purchaser, Production Manager, Designer's Assistant, and Landscape Designer for various design/ build companies. She has also worked as greenhouse manager for a retail garden center and owned her own landscape design/install company for a time. Later she acquired her International Arborist Certification and became a Master Gardener affiliated with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association where she is a past president and currently serves as Virginia Master Gardener Association Liaison. She is also a member of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club in Winchester. Mary just recently left her job as Manager of Gardens and Grounds for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and moved to Afton, Virginia where she and her new husband have started Countryside Nurseries, a wholesale nursery and grafting company. She also owns and operates Countryside Garden Consultations, providing ideas and information to assist homeowners in their gardening endeavors. In addition, she writes on gardening topics for various publications, lectures, and teaches seminars throughout the state.
Home Sweet Home (12pm) • Presenter: Kim Strader
We all love to see butterflies, birds and bees in our gardens. Does your yard have what it takes to support these critters? This presentation will give you tips and planting suggestions to help you attract and provide a home sweet home for some of our favorite garden visitors.
Kim Strader is an Assistant Curator at the State Arboretum of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Farm since 1999 and serves as the Horticulture Chairperson for the Virginia Native Plant Society. She has associate degrees in Horticulture and Science. Kim plans to continue her education in the field of Environmental Studies.
Creating Black Gold (1pm) • Presenters: Melanie Files & Rick Lowman
There are many methods to recycle yard and kitchen waste. Compost piles, beds, pits, bins, trenches are all successful methods of keeping those valuable resources out of the garage bag and turning them into compost. Listen to their presentation and visit their spot to learn how you can easily make your own "black gold".
Melanie Files and Rick Lowman have been active gardeners and recyclers for over 25 years. Composting has been a large part of their gardening practice. Melanie is a Master Gardener and both Melanie and Rick are certified Master Composters. They attend workshops, conferences and experiment with new ideas to focus on becoming better gardeners and stewards of their piece of the Earth.
Garlic: It's Propagation & Uses (2pm) • Presenters: June McIlwain and Tim (TJ) Jackson
In the workshop, you will learn the what, who, why, where, when, & how of garlic and its propagation along with many of its uses. Tim will demonstrate how to braid garlic for storage.
June and Tim (TJ) have been gardening in Berkeley County near Hedgesville for 15 years. Garlic is one of the main crops they grow.