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Dan Davis promoted to Conservation Technician IV

Written on: January 30th, 2017 in HorticultureNews

Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.

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Sussex Gardeners deck the halls of the Zwaanendael Museum

Written on: December 15th, 2016 in EventsExhibitsHorticultureMuseumsNews

Holiday display through December 2016 features preserved flowers, fruit, evergreen branches and other plant material.

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Division staff news

Written on: April 20th, 2016 in HorticultureMuseumsNewsVolunteerism

Additions made to volunteer-services, horticulture and site-management teams and at the Buena Vista Conference Center.

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Division volunteer Catrena Moore a recipient of a Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award

Written on: April 27th, 2015 in HorticultureNewsVolunteerism

Dover High School senior worked on the installation of the re-designed garden at Woodburn, the governor’s official residence.

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Woodburn public garden opens

Written on: October 29th, 2014 in HorticultureNewsPreservationVolunteerism

Redesigned gardens at the governor’s Dover residence accomplished through a public/private partnership between the state of Delaware and the non-profit Friends of Woodburn.

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The Historical Hobbyist: Forced Bulbs Valentine’s Day Update

Written on: February 14th, 2013 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

By: Edward McWilliams HCA Curator of Exhibits/C.A.R.E. Manager Beautiful blooms and fabulous flowers are the reward for a few hours of bulb preparation invested back in late October.  I thought now would be a good time to provide an update on the progress and fragrant success of the bulb project. Over the past several weeks […]

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The Historical Hobbyist 1.2

Written on: October 31st, 2012 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Trays and Flower Pots By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager In our previous article from the Historical Hobbyist, we discussed the seasonal pastime of forcing bulbs to bloom in the winter. Of the four containers that this technique involves, we covered Bulb Jars […]

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The Historical Hobbyist 1.1

Written on: October 24th, 2012 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Jars and Flower Bricks By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager When you mention the month “October,” do you think pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows? I think spring flowers blooming in winter! Yes, October is the time to start bulbs indoors for wintertime blooms. Imagine […]

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Buena Vista In Bloom

Written on: August 29th, 2012 in Historic SitesHorticulture

Buena Vista Conference Center, a set on Flickr. The Buena Vista campus was just too beautiful to keep to ourselves last week. We thought we’d spread some of the love for those of you who won’t make it out to see it before summer’s end. Enjoy! Are there any other historic sites in bloom right […]

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HCA Blooms on the First Day of Spring

Written on: March 20th, 2012 in Historic SitesHorticulture

We wanted to mark the first day of spring by sharing some images of our historic sites in bloom across the state:   Hellebore at Buena Vista Conference Center Daffodils at Legislative Mall   What’s your favorite sign that spring is here?

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