While many think of the months approaching autumn as time for gardening and garden maintenance to slow down and take a break, the team at Lauren’s Garden Service is staying busy as bees with a host of fall events in September, two of which can even provide you with the plants you need to keep your gardens busy with bees and other pollinators! In fact, early fall is one of the best times to plant as it gives the roots time to establish without being hit by heat and before the ground freezes.
On Saturday, Sept 10 make sure you come by the Kings Contrivance Village Center between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to check out our table at the Watershed Stewards Native Plant sale, show support for the Lady Landscaper of HoCo, buy some plants to beautify your own garden, and keep all our winged friends happy as they migrate south or get ready to hibernate. All profits will be donated to The Ellicott City Partnership to help with flood recovery.
Just a week later LGS has not one, but TWO events on the same day.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 some of the LGS team will be at the Howard County Master Gardeners’ Bay-Wise Garden Tour (1009 Hack Berry Lane Columbia, MD) running the on-site native plant sale. Not only is this another chance to show your support for the Lady Landscaper of HoCo, but it’s also a great chance to take a walk as you learn about improving the health of the Bay, pollinators, invasive and natives species, composting, lawn care, and mosquitoes! All profits will be donated to The Ellicott City Partnership to help with flood recovery.
If you don’t feel like learning about so many things at once, why not head to Catonsville on Sept. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to hear Lauren talk about rain gardens at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, which is home to an LGS designed and constructed rain garden. After learning about rain gardens, adults and teens can head over to the rain garden and do some simple maintenance. The event is FREE, but registration is required.