You Can Grow Dahlias with Becki Jones
Becki is a new member of GEG and is a member of Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association (BJEMGA). Becki will begin with facts about dahlias followed by planting and caring for your dahlias. Pests of your dahlia plants will be discussed. When you have grown your beautiful dahlias, you will learn how to cut and preserve your blooms. After observing how beautiful this non-hardy plant can be, you will learn how to overwinter the tubers in your home. Informational sources for dahlia organizations and societies will be provided along with ordering sources to purchase your dahlias.
Dr. Becki Jones is a retired music teacher and an avid gardener. Becki is also a WV Master Naturalist and WV Master Gardener. Her interests include preserving the Monarch butterfly population and supporting birds and wildlife through her Certified Monarch Way Station and other habitat registrations. Becki is a member of several horticultural societies including the National Capital Dahlia Society. GEG is pleased to welcome Becki as our speaker for our June meeting.
Breakfast begins at 9:00 am followed by the program at 9:30 am. Bring a chair and a breakfast food to share, and garden plants for exchange.
Directions from Shepherdstown at 4-way stop sign: Take Route 480 south, Kearneysville Pike to Ridge Road on left; (Two entrances); go a few miles until you pass apple orchard and cross Luther Jones Road; about 3rd house on right, with large Leland Cyprus trees on front property line,
enter driveway then turn left to park in large grassy area, plenty of parking off road. OR Take German street to right turn on Princess Street then turn left on Route 230; (Pass O’Hurley’s); continue south until Route 230 splits, bear right onto Flowing Springs Road; continue on through farm land and turn right at Luther Jones Road (at small church); continue on Luther Jones to stop sign and turn left onto Ridge Road; about 3rd house on right, with large Leland Cyprus trees on front property line, enter driveway then turn left to park in large grassy area, plenty of parking off road.