For 2015, Camden County Community Greenhouses will be growing predominately annuals for the Camden County Parks System. We are focusing on three main annuals Petunias, Verbena, & Lantana. They were selected for their drought tolerance, ease of care, and colorful displays. These plants generally grow horizontally and successfully fill in large spaces. Vibrant colors captures the attention from nearby and afar.
Camden County Community Greenhouses create a unique learning experience for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County Master Gardeners and “certified community greenhouse members”. Hands on learning teaches volunteers what it takes to create live plant material. Growing begins in the early stages with seeds or liners. The amazement of plant development from infancy to a full grown plant with several months captivates members. Full grown plants are later placed in Camden County parks for the entire Camden County community to enjoy.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County Master Gardeners Work with Parks Department to Beautify County Park System
Under a new partnership, Sustainable Camden County and the Master Gardeners of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County are working with the Camden County Parks Department to grow many plants and flowering plants to beautify the many county parks. The master gardeners have provided education on which plants to grow and even which plants require less water.
The program aims to decrease the annual costs of purchasing plants from outside sources by growing plants at the greenhouse located at the Camden County Environmental Park at the county’s Lakeland Complex. The program began in fall 2014. Pictured below are winter pansies at Cooper River.
Thank You, Home Depot
Home Depot and its volunteers help take the Sensory Garden from concept to reality.
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