The library is very fortunate to partner with the Extension Master Gardener program at UVM. A wonderful group of volunteers led by Susan Adams plants and maintains our gardens. The library is an approved Master Gardener site so people needing to complete their hours of community service for certification can volunteer here! The vegetables grown are donated to local food shelves and to Jeri Hill Independent Living complex.
For more information on the UVM Extension Master Gardener program follow this link: http://www.uvm.edu/mastergardener.
For information about volunteering to help in our gardens contact the library.
Master Gardener’s Update — May 13, 2021
by Susanne Freitas
Primrose flowers (Primula polyantha) bloom in early spring and are now blooming at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Primrose come in a variety of form, size, and color. In fact, there are over 430 species. Primroses grow well in the garden and should be planted in lightly shaded areas with a well-drained soil. Plant the plants 4 to 6 inches deep and 6 to 10 inches apart. Add a layer of mulch/organic matter around the plants to help retain moisture. Water thoroughly after planting. Continue to water your primroses thoroughly during the summer months. Growing primrose is easy and these plants are hardy in Vermont. You can purchase primrose perennials at a local garden center.