Happy Summer Solstice!

 


Saturday at the Garden Center…A Free Workshop on Pollinators!

Not only is it Summer Solstice, but It’s Pollinator Week! Come celebrate this Saturday, June 24 at 11 AM at a FREE workshop at Broccolo Garden Center to educate and discuss saving Rochester’s Pollinators.
As a bonus, our friends at SunCommon New York will share important information on obtaining solar power for any home! Choose solar to take the most empowering action as an individual against climate change. #PollinatorTip: Keep a fresh water source in your yard. A simple clean bird bath refreshed with water twice a week provides hydration to pollinators in the heat of the summer.

Upcoming!
 Backyard Habitat Tour- Saturday, June 24, 2017 — 9 AM to 4 PM
Rochester, Brighton, and Penfield

A stress-free day of gardening bliss! Explore eight unique gardens in Rochester, Brighton, and Penfield that focus on gardening in harmony with nature and wildlife. You will receive a beautiful guidebook with detailed directions to each garden, photos, and stories written by the gardeners themselves. Highlights of this year’s tour will include an artistically designed urban oasis, a sustainable self-reliant suburban farm, and a rural property with beautiful, diverse native plantings and fish pond. 

Tickets cost $12 for Genesee Land Trust members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Genesee Land Trust office, or at any Wegmans “That’s the Ticket” center until noon on the day of the event (only non-member priced tickets available at Wegmans).
National Pollinator Week June 19-25
Celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them!

 

 

Creating Pots with Pizzazz

Using Dwarf Shrubs in Containers Wednesday, June 28, 6—9 pm 

Searching for new ideas to jazz up your container plantings? Think shrubs! Dwarf shrubs are among the hottest plants on the market these days, and they perform extremely well in pots. Not only do they provide structure and height, but they go way beyond flowers, offering an exciting mix of foliage and texture. Find out more about the range of varieties available in this in-depth demo class with Christine Froehlich, landscape designer and director of RCGC. Chris will show you how to plant for optimum performance, which varieties to choose, and how to pair them up. You’ll be able to create sizzling color combinations that will last all summer and well into the fall. This class will take place at Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport 14450, (585) 377-9810. Students will receive an extra 10% discount on any materials purchased during the class (for members that is a total of a 20% discount). 0628SC Members $22 Non-members $32
Broccolo does Beautiful Hardscapes!
Broccolo installs patios, driveways, and walkways according to ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) specifications. That means we do it right!  We stand behind our installations and designs. Broccolo has installed hardscaping all throughout your neighborhoods and communities.
Pavers, natural stone designs, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, pathways, even custom lighting. What can we do for you?