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The Delaware Center for Horticulture Receives Grant from Delmarva Power through the Delaware Nature Society

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH), a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the community through the power of plants, received a $10,000 grant from Delmarva Power through the Delaware Nature Society. The 2022 Delmarva Sustainable Communities Program grants are awarded to municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation.

Art is on the menu at The Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar

Guests will be surrounded by an artistic experience, both indoors and outdoors. The Delaware Center for Horticulture collaborated with 1313 North Market ownership on the overall planting concept for The Chancery Market’s 10,000-square-foot outdoor plaza in partnership with Sasaki Associates and Ruppert Landscape. With a focus on native plants, shrubs, perennials, and grasses, the plaza gardens will invoke a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, featuring attractive changes in color and texture throughout the seasons.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture Plants Native Meadow Garden with Discover Volunteers at Newark Center for Creative Learning

(Wilmington, DE) – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) partnered with Discover, a digital banking and payment services company, to bring 15 volunteers to the Newark Center for Creative Learning (NCCL) school to plant a native meadow garden. The garden installation was designed to enhance the local Newark environment and provide additional learning opportunities to NCCL students.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture Receives Grant from Bank of America to Support Branches to Chances Program

The Delaware Center for Horticulture Receives Grant from Bank of America to Support Branches to Chances Program

TD Tree Days 2021 – Tree Planting at Banning Park

Delaware Center for Horticulture Selected to Partner with TD Tree Days to Enhance Urban Forest and the Community by Planting Trees in Wilmington.

Virtual Garden Contest Winners

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Wilmington, DE –  DCH’s Virtual Garden Contest Winners Announced Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with event sponsor Discover, is proud to announce the winners of our first-ever Virtual Garden Contest....

A Statement from DCH

An important statement from DCH Board and Staff on equality and diversity.

Harvest 2020

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Food Bank of Delaware are partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand Harvest 2020 efforts.

Virtual Garden Contest

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Wilmington, DE –The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with our lead sponsor Discover, invite all gardeners –novice and expert alike -to enter our Virtual Garden Contest celebrating the magic of gardening and nature. Taking a...

COVID-19 Advisory

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Like you, we are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a facility accessed by the public, the health and safety of our community is a priority. With Governor Carney’s recent stay-at-home order, DCH’s facility will...

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awards $100K grant, Delaware State News

 

 

DCH was awarded a $100,000 grant by Highmark Delaware to support its Neighborhood Tree Steward Program.

 

 

The Social Impact of Community Conservation in Wilmington, The Nature Conservancy

DCH’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy on our Branches to Chances program works to revitalize neglected areas of Wilmington and turn them into vibrant green spaces.

 

Here’s how to recycle your Christmas tree when the ho, ho, hoing is over, Town Square Delaware

 

DCH and The Davey Tree Expert Co. are hosting the annual TreeCycle to keep Christmas trees out of the landfill.

 

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Recommended Urban Trees

A helpful list and descriptions of recommended trees for the Wilmington, DE area.

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Fact Sheet

Identify the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle with this fact sheet.

Bare Root Method

Information on the bare root production method.

Backyard Invaders

Learn how to control invasive plants in your backyard.

ALB Beetle Detectives Fact Sheet

Get the facts on Asian Longhorned Beetles.

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Annual Report 2020

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Annual Report 2019

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Annual Report 2017

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Annual Report 2014

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Annual Report 2013

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Annual Report 2012

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Annual Report 2011

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Today is known as #GivingTuesday; a day to show generosity through volunteering at a local nonprofit, performing simple acts of kindness within your community, or making charitable donations. We invite you to give this Tuesday by supporting our Annual Fund.

Your contribution will support our Branches to Chances horticultural workforce development training as it expands into the Delaware River Climate Corps (DRCC).

Contributions can be made by visiting our website here: thedch.org/donations/ or giving us a call at 302-658-6262 we love hearing from you!
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Today is known as #GivingTuesday; a day to show generosity through volunteering at a local nonprofit, performing simple acts of kindness within your community, or making charitable donations. We invite you to give this Tuesday by supporting our Annual Fund.

Your contribution will support our Branches to Chances horticultural workforce development training as it expands into the Delaware River Climate Corps (DRCC). 

Contributions can be made by visiting our website here: https://thedch.org/donations/  or giving us a call at 302-658-6262 we love hearing from you!

DCH offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but you can take a look at our upcoming events kicking off next week! Can you believe December is just a few days away?

For more information about our upcoming events, visit our Facebook events or our website here: thedch.org/events/
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DCH offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but you can take a look at our upcoming events kicking off next week! Can you believe December is just a few days away?

For more information about our upcoming events, visit our Facebook events or our website here: https://thedch.org/events/

From all of us at DCH, we hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family. In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday as well.

Our garden and pavilion are open to the public if you'd like to stop by to relax or take a walk. If you visit, you'll find a path from the DCH garden down to the Brandywine trail, we highly recommend this trail if you're looking for an outdoor activity.
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From all of us at DCH, we hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family. In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday as well. 

Our garden and pavilion are open to the public if youd like to stop by to relax or take a walk. If you visit, youll find a path from the DCH garden down to the Brandywine trail, we highly recommend this trail if youre looking for an outdoor activity.

Starting in October and lasting through the cold winter months, many people reach for cinnamon to flavor coffees, cakes, and other treats, but cinnamon can do so much more! Here are a few uses for cinnamon in your garden. Have you tried any of these before?

1. Protect seedlings from fungus by sprinkling cinnamon on them

2. Use it as rooting hormone

3. Heal recently cut plants by packing cinnamon on the cut

Find all 10 Cinnamon hacks here: bit.ly/3gfDcgU
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Starting in October and lasting through the cold winter months, many people reach for cinnamon to flavor coffees, cakes, and other treats, but cinnamon can do so much more! Here are a few uses for cinnamon in your garden. Have you tried any of these before?

1. Protect seedlings from fungus by sprinkling cinnamon on them

2. Use it as rooting hormone

3. Heal recently cut plants by packing cinnamon on the cut

Find all 10 Cinnamon hacks here: bit.ly/3gfDcgU
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We are extremely grateful for the recognition and support of our work in Wilmington's public landscapes and the installation of pollinator-friendly gardens. Delmarva Power (Delmarva Connect) through the Delaware Nature Society awarded DCH a $10,000 grant to continue this work into 2023. The 2022 Delmarva Sustainable Communities Program grants are awarded to municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation.

Thank you again for your support!

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We are extremely grateful for the recognition and support of our work in Wilmingtons public landscapes and the installation of pollinator-friendly gardens. Delmarva Power (Delmarva Connect) through the Delaware Nature Society awarded DCH a $10,000 grant to continue this work into 2023. The 2022 Delmarva Sustainable Communities Program grants are awarded to municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation. 

Thank you again for your support!

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As the days grow shorter, the trees continue to decorate the landscape with their vibrant fall colors. But why is it that they turn different colors? During the growing season, the green pigment of leaves that we know and love is due to the presence of Chlorophyll: the photosynthetic tissue that allows plants to make their own energy. As the daylight hours lessen, the Chlorophyll begins to breakdown and other leaf pigments start to show, including Anthocyanins and Carotenoids.

Anthocyanins are responsible for the red fall color, while Carotenoids are responsible for the yellows and oranges. What's your favorite fall leaf color?
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As the days grow shorter, the trees continue to decorate the landscape with their vibrant fall colors. But why is it that they turn different colors? During the growing season, the green pigment of leaves that we know and love is due to the presence of Chlorophyll: the photosynthetic tissue that allows plants to make their own energy. As the daylight hours lessen, the Chlorophyll begins to breakdown and other leaf pigments start to show, including Anthocyanins and Carotenoids. 

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We’re preparing for our winter greenery sale today by gathering greenery donations from Nemours Estate, the Delaware Art Museum, the Greenville Country Club, Associates Printing and more! We’re blown away by the greenery each location has shared including donations from you! We’ll be organizing these greens in the coming days to be ready for our sale on Friday and Saturday. Stop by to get your holiday greens and for some holiday cheer.

December 2nd 12PM-9PM
December 3rd 10AM-4PM
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DCH offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but you can take a look at our upcoming events kicking off next week! Can you believe December is just a few days away?

For more information about our upcoming events, visit the link in our bio.

#winterevents #holidaybazaar #greenery #wreaths #holidays #winter
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From all of us at DCH, we hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family. In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday as well.

Our garden and pavilion are open to the public if you'd like to stop by to relax or take a walk. If you visit, you'll find a path from the DCH garden down to the Brandywine trail, we highly recommend this trail if you're looking for an outdoor activity.
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Garden blooms have come and gone, but you’ll still find stunning scenes at the DCH gardens during these colder months. You’ll find that we leave cone flowers standing for their winter interest and for birds to feed on.

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It’s National Take a Hike Day! We encourage you to hit the trails or even your local sidewalks to get fresh air today. Right behind DCH is a trail to the Brandywine Park that we highly recommend. #hike #takeahike #delaware2022 #getoutside #wilmington ...

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Looking for a unique way to donate to DCH? We're accepting greenery donations at DCH on Monday, November 28th from 8am-4pm to help support our winter workshops and annual greenery sale. Register your donation on our website and come visit us the 28th!

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Today is a special day. It’s National Philanthropy Day! Set aside to recognize the impact philanthropy has had on society, #PhilanthropyDay let’s us celebrate the change we’ve made, the change we’re making, and the change that is yet to come. ...

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To all those who have served and are still serving, we thank you! #VeteransDay ...

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