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36th Annual Herb Sale & Festival
plus 14th Annual Spring Art & Crafts Show

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 - 9AM - 4PM &
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 - 10AM - 4PM


The Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation presents the...




plus 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show

at the Fred Heutte Center [click underscore for map], Ghent Square
1000 Botetourt Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia 23507.


Past Spring Herb Sales

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The Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation invites you to visit the green, bright, and beautiful settings of the Fred Heutte Center during its annual herb & heirloom vegetable sale. Come visit our gardens and be greeted by the aromas of sweet basil, scented geraniums, and rosemary on Saturday and Sunday (but hurry before the sale plants are gone!). Enjoy a wide variety of hard-to-find herbs, as well as herbal products, plant related goods, jewelry, and crafts, among others, offered by numerous vendors.


VENDOR PACKETS!
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FHC Vendor Packet

Spring Art & Crafts




PROGRAMS & PRESENTERS plus VENDORS PLANNING TO ATTEND !
[ Updated through the event, so check back! ]





36th Annual Herb Sale & Festival
Urban Gardener Lecture Series Programs


For these special presentations during our annual festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.


  PESTO - AWESOME SAUCE! with Elizabeth Meska

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 11:00AM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  A TREE WALK with the Norfolk Master Gardener Tree Stewards

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 1:00PM
meet at the Master Gardener booth

  GROWING HERBS IN THE TIDEWATER AREA with Billi Parus

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 2:00PM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  HAY BALE GARDENING with Norfolk Master Gardener Alice Hinsch

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
first floor, Fred Heutte Center

  A TREE WALK with the Norfolk Master Gardener Tree Stewards

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
meet at the Master Gardener booth

  SQUARE FOOT GARDENING - Paul Ziegler & Tom West, Norfolk Master Gardeners

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 2:00PM
first floor Fred Heutte Center then visit heirloom garden



More details below!


PESTO - AWESOME SAUCE!
with Elizabeth Meska

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 11:00AM
One great way to utilize your herbs and impress your friends is to make pesto! This Italian sauce originated in the Roman Ages and has remained a classical favorite for hundreds of years. The term pesto means "to pound or to crush" in reference to the original method of preparation of using a marble mortar and wood pestle. Garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar were ground together to make this unique sauce. Traditionally, pesto was served over pasta.

Different Italian regions and cities took this basic pesto recipe and modified it by using local ingredients (herbs, wines, cheeses, and spices). This resulted in new and dirrerent flavors and variations. Now, new flavors of pesto are being served with breads and veggies. The introduction of basil - the main ingredient of modern pesto - occurred during the mid-1800s. Pesto alla genovese (Genovese pesto) is the most popular pesto in Italy and the rest of the world!

Pesto is very easy to make and Elizabeth Meska, our "horticulturalist chef" will show you how. she will share some of her classic and updated recipes with us and prepare a couple of dishes for you to sample. It is so much easier to make pesto today using a blender and food processor; and no more grinding For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.




GROWING HERBS IN THE TIDEWATER AREA
with Billi Parus

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 2:00PM
Herbs are easy plants to grow. They do equally well in gardens as they do in pots .They are the ideal patio & small space garden plant. We have twisted our local herb guru’s arm and she has agreed to share some of her secrets of successfully growing herbs in the Tidewater area!

Billi Parus travels all over the country presenting herb & cooking programs. She, and husband JJ (John), reside in Virginia Beach, VA where they maintain a 200+ plant herb garden, featuring several national collections of herbs. In 2009. Billi was presented a Certificate of Achievement- one of 10 international awards bestowed by The Herb Society of America each year. She is a life member of The Herb Society of America and The Herb Society of Great Britain. Billi is also a Virginia Beach Master Gardener.

For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.












HAY BALE GARDENING
with Alice Hinsch

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00PM
Alice Hinsch was a registered nurse in New York for many years and retired in 2014 and moved to Colonial Place in Norfolk. Alice notes, "My children and grandchildren were the draw, along with saying goodbye to 22-inch snowstorms. Knowing nothing about the growing climate in Virginia, I enrolled in the Master Gardener program in 2015. Having to give a presentation to the class on something that we found interesting, I came across Joel Karsten's book Straw Bale Gardens. I was amazed at how easy the process was to acquire the perfect growing medium for fruits and vegetables. I enjoy speaking to garden clubs and other organizations on the benefits of this unique gardening process."

For this special presentation during our festival, non-member fees will be waived! However, be sure to call (757.441.2513) or email us at fhcgarden@cox.net to reserve your seat.






Connoisseur Plants

The Fred Heutte Center will offer a selection of "connoisseur "plants this year at the annual herb & heirloom vegetable sale. These are specially selected perennials not readily found at your local garden centers. Special thought has been given in selecting these plants. These plants are known for their unique attributes including fragrance, color, adaptation as groundcovers, tropical looks, shade-loving, and natural design. Naturally, all of these plants will grow well in our area. These plants will be available in limited quantities. Come early so you don't miss out!



A Wise Gardener

unique garden flora, trees, shrubs, conifers, ground covers, and vines

As a young disciple of Fred Heutte and for the past thrity years, John Wise has offered plants which are original, hard to find, and unique species for the Mid-Atlantic area. John will also feature a few items for the garden including hose stops, clocks, and paintings on recycled wood.

For more information, contact awisegardenerva@yahoo.com




Orchid Classics
High Quality Orchids & Plants!

We would like to share with you the exiting world of growing and enjoying Orchids. Growing Orchids as a hobbyist or just enjoying them in your surroundings. these beautiful flowers have become the most sold flower in America! Our cultivars will add beauty and a exciting fresh new twist.


Virginia Camellia Society
The Virginia Camellia Society will be selling air layers for $15. These air layers are from the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Members will be available to answer questions on how to prune, when to fertilize, and about general camellia care. We hope to see you there!




FAIRY LIGHTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
Fairylights Jewelry for Your Garden features artful combinations of beads and mirros which create the illusion of fairies visiting you garden! Not only are they decorative, but they also deter squirrels from foraging throughout the garden!


Virginia Greenhouse Society

annuals, perennials, tropicals including coleus, daylilies
banana trees, coffee trees, orchids, shrubs and trees & succulents... something for everyone!


The Virginia Greenhouse Society is a group of greenhouse owners and those who wish they had a greenhouse! We grow what we love in our houses from 40 different kinds of coleus, daylilies, orchids, succulents, annual tropicals, and brugmansias, among others. Each member has a different specialty and that makes our group unique as the variety of plants compliment each other. Prices are inexpensive because they are grown for fun and joy and provide education to our members in the propagation of plants.

For more information, contact Eileen Walsh at eileenjoe3612@msn.com




Horton Nursery
Plants, plants, and more plants! Mostly annuals-



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