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Exotic Plant Show March 10 & 11 2018

Exotic Plant Show
March 10th &  March 11th 2018
Journey to exotic lands during this fun filled weekend full of fantastic displays, beautiful and unique orchids, houseplants of all shapes and sizes, free seminars, and good food!
Ongoing Both Saturday & Sunday:
Figtree Kitchen
Delicious and unique baked goods and lunch items available for purchase during the following times on Saturday 8:30-3:00 & Sunday 9:30-3:00
Orchid Repotting Station
Need some help repotting your orchid?  Let an expert walk you through the process and get your orchid repotted using only the best materials provided by Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supply.  Potting fee will be based on material used, expert hands are complimentary!
 

Saturday, March 10th 2018
9:00-3:00 – Wildlife Encounters – Derek Small, owner of Wildlife Encounters of Rochester, NH, will bring some of his exotic friends to visit with you for the day.  Learn about some of the creatures that coexist with the diverse plant groups on exhibit today.

Wildlife Encounters’ owner, Derek Small, and some staff are professional members of various zoological, wildlife and conservation entities and many have degrees in biology, wildlife ecology, sustainable agriculture, conservation and more! They believe that public education, and a resulting change in human and societal behaviors and practices, are key to the objective of living environmentally and personally responsible lives that will help conserve and protect global biodiversity.  Their philosophy, morality, conduct and messages focus on communicating the interdependent relationship between their three core mission components: Animals, People and Earth.

10:00 – Bonsai Basics – It’s just a plant in a pot.  What makes bonsai so difficult to grow? How can you have your own tree and keep it happy and thriving?  Bonsai is the traditional art form of dwarfing and miniaturizing plants in pots,  Glen Lord will share his many […]

Clean Air Plants

Clean Air Plants
For centuries people have brought plants indoors to decorate their homes.  There’s just something about the lush, living greenness that comforts and soothes the soul.  Now there is scientific evidence to corroborate that feeling. 

In 1989 a study was conducted by NASA to find what effects plants have on air quality.  Over a period of two years they tested 19 common houseplants on their ability to remove chemicals from the air.  The chemicals tested were formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.  These chemicals were selected because of their prevalence in the home environment and their potential negative impact on our health.  Results of this study indicated that all the plants tested did improve air quality, although some plants were better than others at eliminating a specific chemical.

 

Golden pothos, spider plants, and heartleaf philodendron performed best for formaldehyde removal.  Formaldehyde is found in cigarette smoke, kerosene, natural gases used for cooking and heating, and is also found in many building and cleaning materials.  Benzene was best removed by the flowering plants, gerbera daisies and chrysanthemums.  Snake plant, English ivy, peace lilies, and bamboo palm were also very effective at benzene removal.  Benzene is a common solvent found in oils and paints.  Gerbera daisies, peace lilies, and bamboo palm were also the most effective at removal of trichloroethylene, a chemical found in paints, varnishes, inks, and adhesives.

 

Here is a list of all the plants tested and their indoor light requirements:

 

LOW to MEDIUM  LIGHT 

Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen)                 

Chamaedorea sefritzii (bamboo palm)                   

Chlorophytum (spider plant)                      

Dracaena ‘Massangeana’ (corn plant)         

Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’                                

Dracaena ‘Warneckii’                                  

Dracaena […]

Woodman Museum Partnership December 2017

We are excited to be partnering with the Woodman Museum!

For the month of December bring your museum receipt or membership card into Wentworth Greenhouses and receive 10%off your purchase, bring your Wentworth Greenhouse receipt to the Woodman Museum and receive half price admission!

Discover the Woodman Museum

 

Celebrate the holidays with Wentworth Greenhouses!

Celebrate the holidays with Wentworth Greenhouses!

Holiday Open House November 25th  & 26th  2017

The weekend after Thanksgiving

Specials, refreshments, door prizes and free gifts all weekend long!

Visit with Santa ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday from 10am-2pm – bring your camera this year!  We will not have a professional photography this year but we will still be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Rollinsford Toy Bank.