University of Maryland Extension


2015 Summer Tour

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Tour begins at: Walnut Springs Farm
AGENDA 9:00 am. - Registration at Walnut Springs Farm, 3910 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921, (410) 398-3451 9:15 am. - Tour Walnut Springs Farm: Tour Leader: Molly Brumbley Black raspberry production Sweet cherry production in high tunnels Matted-row strawberry production 10:30 am. - Leave Walnut...


Symplocos paniculata Native to Asia, some consider sapphireberry to be one of the handsomest of fruiting shrubs. White fragrant flowers grow in panicles in spring, and bright blue to lapis berries are prolific in the fall until birds get them. Ten to twenty feet tall and wide, two must be planted...

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster salicifolius repens Have a slope or hard-to-mow area? Willowleaf cotoneaster is an easy groundcovering shrub, pest resistant, and fast growing. In full sun it rewards the grower with bright red berries in the fall and into the winter. With increasing shade, there are fewer berries. In...

Coral honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens You can have hummingbirds sipping nectar, when you grow the tubular flowers of this showy native vine. Clusters of blooms appear in spring and continue for weeks. Each 1-2” flower blends coral, pink and yellow tones, fun to match with other flowers. The way the blue-green...


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Fragaria x ananassa Everyone has special strawberry memories or recipes. Strawberries are easy to grow and Maryland's climate is ideal for growing them. So…join the club! Grow strawberries in containers or in the ground. Choose a sunny location with organically enriched, well-drained soil (they do...

Dragon Lady Holly

Ilex x aquipernyi To anchor the corner of a house with an evergreen that’s not too tall or wide, Dragon Lady holly works superbly. At 15-20’ tall and 4-6’ wide, this female holly dresses in shiny dark green leaves with the traditional holly shape. Its slender pyramid form also provides privacy in a...
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