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Brent and Becky's Bulbs: What eggs are on my daffodil foliage; bulb center plans fun events for all ages

Question: Any idea what these eggs are? I can find reference to something that bores into the base of the plant/bulb, and lays eggs, but nothing about on the tips of the leaves. And it's only on this one variety/clump. -- Betty F.

Answer: Brent isn't sure what type of eggs they are, but since daffodils aren't affected by many insects, he said he didn't think there was anything to worry about. Let's hope they are lady bug eggs or some other beneficial critter! --  Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester ... www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com

BRENT AND BECKY'S BULBS EVENTS

The Virginia Wine Society presents Wine in the Garden at Brent & Becky's Bulbs at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with wine educator, Charles Birr. Charles has been educating and entertaining 'students' with his unique style of wine, wit and wisdom for ten years. He is the wine director for the annual American Heart Association auction in Washington, DC, holds a certified sommelier certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers, is a candidate for Wine Educator certification from the Society of Wine Educators, the French Wine Society and a member of the International Sommelier Association. Enjoy a one-hour wine education while having way too much fun! For Reservations call 757-206-5514 or 804-693-3966 x108, or online at www.localwineevents.com, $30 per person. Additional Wine in the Garden tastings will be held each month for the rest of the year.

FARMERS MARKETS

Our next Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Come see what local vendors have brought for you! There will be lots to choose from including fresh eggs, jewelry, handmade crafts, plants and much more! Farmer’s Markets will be held at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs on the second Saturday of the month from April through November.

CONTAINER WORKSHOP

Container Workshop with Mom! Saturday, May 11th at 1 pm. Bring Mom along to make beautiful patio containers you can enjoy all summer! Your mom will love the brightly colored flowers and decorative leaves that will soon emerge to fill in this layered bulb container masterpiece! $25 each or 2 for $40! This is a great mother-daughter workshop just in time for Mother’s Day! Advance registration is required, please call (804) 693-3966 to reserve your space!

GARDEN TOURS

How does our garden grow? Join our monthly, guided garden tour to see how the garden has changed and what is new and in bloom! Garden Tours are offered the third Saturday of each month from now through November at 10:30 am. Join us on Saturday, May 18th to look at the amazing flowers that bridge the spring and summer seasons.

JUST FOR KIDS

 The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs is offering a new class for children 5 and under on Thursday, May 23rd at 1:30 pm. The Sweet pea Mommy and Me group will explore the garden, make crafts, tell stories and have lots of fun! Give us a call at (804) 693-3966 to reserve your spot, space is limited! Many new activities have been added to the calendar this year, visit www.thebulbshoppe.com for upcoming programs.

 

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