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84 - CAPE GAZE'Iq'E, Friday, May-2- MayS, 2OO3 pnn|ingmiNii|mi|RU|in|um|ii|i||ui|in Briefly I I n I I I I- Do den you know someone who has an exceptionally beautiful gar- or'unlque landscape? The Cape Gazette would like to show. case one of the region's many gardens and landscapes each week. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, just fill out the coupon b.elow and mail it to P.O. Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958. You can also emai] your nominations to news- room @ .Name Address Telphone I I i I I I I I I I I I I Spring walk set for Horticulture Center Horticulturist Melinda Zoehrer will host a leisurely stroll through the Delaware Center for Horticul- ture's gardens from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22. This "walk and talk" seminar will focus on the wide ,ariety of plants that make the garden stand out in spring and what plants can be used for the best color and tex- ture in a small garden. The cost for members is $5 and $8 for nonmembers. For more information re- serve a place, call 302-658-6262 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, in front of Citizens Bank on Second Street. The committee is accepting do- nations of plants. Anyone with plants to donate should call Linda Rathmanner at 644-4218. Old Dover Days garden tour set May 3 The Dover Historical Society will once again present the Old Dover Days Garden tour as part of the Old Dover Days festivities to be held May 3. The event, a self-guided tour featuring more than 15 gardens spread throughout historic Dover, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Highlights include formal box- wood gardens, an 18th century plantation garden and -town home I by May 19. The center is located garden_s. -- / |N|||ii||NN|NiiI|N|N|ilimiiB||iN||B Sussex beekeepers to meet May 6 Sussex County, despite the influx of people over the past generation, is still primarily agricultural, and much of its economy has been based on truck farm- ing and.orchards. Honey, bees, either "kept" or wild, have played a major role in making these crops profitable through pollination. Unfortunately, honey bees are on the decline be- cause of pests, such as the varroa mite. Moreover, honey bees do not gather nectar - or do any pollination - in inclement weather. ed his interest to include work in integratedpesf " management, which is perhaps the best hope to re- ing in theaational beautification verse the decline of the honey bee. . . cont._, America in Bioom. A His efforts to promote the honeybee have earned jA Fant sale, to benefit this project, him international recognifipn and he has traveled to Bulgaria, Turkmenistan,Russia and Bangladesh to help beekeepers. - He was awarded the University of Maryland's Board of Regents Public Service Award. In addition to keeping !50 hives of honeybees, .Ebrey has explored ways of making Mason bees Other species of bees, such as Mason bee, can be j profitable pollinators, and he will share his findings more effective at working early spring blossoms, like the peach. The Delaware Beekeepers Association/Sussex County is fortunate to have as their next speaker Michael Embrey, an entomologist with the Universi- ty of Maryland for 22 years. Beginning with volunteering to raise honey bees at the Wye Re,arch & Education. Embrey has expand- with local beekeepers at their meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6 at the University of Delaware's AgricUltural Research & Education Center on Route 9, about six miles west of Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public and potential beekeepers and gardeners are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Randall Cash at 236- 7559. JlWAII,S CROP ]P'ROG"tS I'OIR  ]I'DXNG.  :27 2003 QFKRCKN' WBBK  YEAR 1998-2002 Planting Progmu: 7 3 s 7 Corn 17 - 2 35 24 Oumbe I0 I I0 7 Peas 85 70 87 78 Potatoes 50 25 97 77 Snap Bemns 11 9 I S 19 Swt CJ'n 25 9 28 23 Tonzatozs I1 l 7 S Watermelons 8 2 5 7 '----ies s BIoomed: 68 37 85 75 Peachea 81 60 81 92 Slxawbzes 43 14 48 52 Lawson's Produce couti. I very ] s Topsoil Moigmm [ [ 2  91 Topso/l (2002) 91 l:qve Y AVm'mm - " SubsoU Mo/m [17 4-2 q 41 7a 94. Sub.o/Z (2oo2) Holiy Smlth AlpdCuRuml Smflzdcl,m Weekly crop report Surplus 9 3 18 6 1R Tom ]Fmx'm" State Statizdctaa Warm sunny days improved planting conditions and allowed farmers to continue planting. Average s0il temperatures ineroased slightly this week to 55 degrees and air temperatures ranged from the mid-40s to the low 70s. The number of days suitable for field work was 4.5 for the week ending April 27. Fruit crops are in full bloom, with apples at 68 percent, peaches 81 percent and strawberries 43 percent. Planting of green peas, tomatoes and sweet corn are on schedule, while potatoes are about a week behind. Watermelons and cantaloupes are at 8 and 7 percent planted, re- spectively. Top-dressing of small grains continues as warm weather begins to seep into the region. Small grains are in good to mostly fair condition with winter wheat at 20 percent excellent, 34 percent good, 38 percent fair, 15 percent poor and 3 percent very poor. Pasture condition continue to be good, with 12 percent rated excellent, 54 percent good, 33 percent fair and 1 percent poor. Hay supplies are reported at 43 percent adequate, 39 percent short and 16 percent very short. at 1810 Dupont Street, Wilrning-__/--seiected contemporary gardens ton. .  will also be featured Other attrac- .J tions/include demonstrations by Plant saletO benefit . master gardeners, performances beaucation j hy musicians and dancers, and co!ltest ....... displays by local artists. Lewes is onceagainAmrticipat- Tickets are $15 per person. For advance ticket and group sales, call 800-KENT. SUPER FLOWERING ANNUAL BLOW OUT/ DIRECTIONS: featuring great selection of flowering annuals o Rt 24; turn Noah m  , L Joy Road) Saturday, May 3, 8-5 & Sunday, May 4 10.4 ey NanUcoke Museum iii, : ................... e.,.,e and Catholic Church. Flats, 4"gats &  i i: ................  T 3/4 miles and turn one gallon containers iii,t{  oro e rm . Laa ulactio# of Pemmlals, ii:::::'::: road (Cordrey .) EAST Annuals, #ad l Water P/mrs i i COAST GARDEN CEN- i:, "rER b IoMd 1/2 mite On iii!-'iii!iiii!i ii ii ii iiii Mulch BaGGed- red, black, cedar, pine & hardwood starting at $2.50 Bulk- red, pine & hardwood atargng at $22.N . yd. TopSoil Bulk & bagged "Land.pere Welcome" Bistro lawn furniture, tents, patio umbrellas, Toland flags Decorative wreaths, country- baskets, Old Virginia Candles - toppers & cappers Selection of Perennials local Produce SoonH Spring bedding plants- flowers for Mothers Day