Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Conservation Landscaping

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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Conservation Landscaping 

Conservation Landscaping Training and Demonstration Garden Installation 

Join the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the Muddy Branch Alliance, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB), and friends of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) for a classroom training and hands-on demonstration of proper conservation landscape installation.  The City of Gaithersburg will also be on hand with resource information.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

IWLA headquarters, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

About the Workshop
Homeowners can learn how to manage stormwater runoff from their homes utilizing conservation landscaping techniques. These landscape features, which include native plants and a substantial mulch layer, can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding.

To effectively manage stormwater, conservation landscapes must be accurately sized and properly constructed. In addition to a lecture portion and hands on installation, this 1-day workshop will present a design segment for sizing and designing a garden and detail proper construction techniques for homeowners.

As a result of this training you will:

  • Understand why stormwater needs to be managed;
  • Understand the principles of conservation landscape garden location, design, construction and maintenance;
  • Be able to select appropriate vegetation;
  • Select and use design templates, build and plant a conservation landscape garden; and
  • Help to install a demonstration garden in a public place that may help other homeowners decide to utilize this residential stormwater management tool on their own property.

The workshop will include a 3-hour lecture with hands-on design component and after lunch, participants will install a conservation landscape garden on the IWLA property. This is a full day course. Lunch will be provided, but please bring plenty of water for the day. Please wear appropriate work clothes and no open-toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves. Participants should also dress accordingly for the weather (this event will take place RAIN or SHINE unless severe weather threatens the safety of participants). Note – if garden installation portion is disrupted by weather, the garden will be installed on Sunday, October 23.

How do I Register?
You may register via the Muddy Branch Alliance website at  
Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to 20 participants.

Is there a Fee?
No fee is charged for this workshop.

For specific information about the City of Gaithersburg’s environmental incentives, including rebates for the installation of rain barrels and conservation landscaping, please visit or call 301-258-6330.  For more information on conservation landscaping in Montgomery County, visit

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Sunday morning, July 31, 2011, walk through Kentlands. Another beautiful day in Gaithersburg, MD. Canon PowerShot G11 Camera. Photographs by Roy Kelley.

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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Roy, I think that second from the bottom is a Lantana plant. I just bought two this weekend at the Farmer's Market. Looking forward to the butterflies it will bring. I'll share photos soon. Love your photos. Makes us all happy and having a better day for seeing your flowers. Hope you have a beautiful day!

Oct 03, 2011 09:33 AM #4
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA

Roy, beautiful photos as always, I'm looking forward to seeing the Autumn foliage you both capture on film.

Oct 03, 2011 09:46 AM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Another group of really nice flower pictures. Thanks for sharing with everyone. Have a great day and week,

Oct 03, 2011 09:47 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much for your comments. Have a great week!


Life is good in Maryland!

Roy and Dolores Kelley visited Brookside Gardens on Sunday, May 9, 2010 to see the Wings of Fancy exhibit of live butterflies and to visit the gardens. Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Oct 06, 2011 03:37 AM #7
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Thank you for sharing Roy and the photos as always are wonderful.

Oct 09, 2011 12:24 AM #8
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

A good reminder for Gaithersburg MD residents on how to be more conservation minded.  Have a wonderful day Roy.

Oct 09, 2011 12:25 AM #9
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

The Conservation Landscaping Seminar sounds comprehensive. Homeowners need this information. Great post and gorgeous flowers, as always.

Oct 09, 2011 12:26 AM #10
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Roy, That is a great workshop Gaithersburg is offering. It should have a positive effect. The flowers are Clear and fantastic detail. We are going to have a beautiful day in Maryland today. Have a nice day.

Oct 09, 2011 12:28 AM #11
John Handschuh
RE/MAX Action Realty - Horsham, PA
Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate

Hello Roy,

Nice local post with great information on conversation landscape. Pictures are awesome.


Make it a great day !!

Oct 09, 2011 12:37 AM #12
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Roy, I was very impressed with your beautiful flowers. But, the butterflies really go tmy attention. Great work! What an interesting workshop.

Oct 09, 2011 01:35 AM #13
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Roy, I am a bit confused, because I already posted a comment. I do love the information on how to help with storm water run off. I would love to learn more about it sometime and will need to dig if there is something like that in Lancaster.


Oct 09, 2011 02:07 AM #14
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hi Roy -

Great photos and really like the bird house and the two butterflies.  Hope you and Dolores have an awesome day!

Best regards from The Q

Oct 09, 2011 02:30 AM #15
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

What a great idea for a workshop! Sounds like it will be very informative. Good Luck!

Oct 09, 2011 02:58 AM #16
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Roy it sounds like a great event, it si something we need here in NH given all the rain we have received in the last few months. Thanks for teh great photos once again. All my flowers were put to rest by yesterdays frost and today we will hot 85 degrees... what crazy weather

Oct 09, 2011 03:46 AM #17
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good morning Roy, what a great class on ways to conserve.  The landscaping piece would be really interesting.  You and Dolores should take the class.  Fun net-working event as well.  Love the pictures...beautiful as always. 

Oct 09, 2011 04:13 AM #18
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Love the flower pictures. A all day seminar and my kind of price being free. Sounds great but these days I am more of the Lazy Gardener type. Thanks for the blog.

Oct 09, 2011 06:57 AM #19
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


    This is a great seminar as it has a two fold purpose; you learn about how to use conservation landscape techniques but also do it and a the same time help the community out and it is free! Love the flower pictures as well!

Oct 09, 2011 07:29 AM #20
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Roy,  Sounds like a great workshop,  hope you take lots of notes and pass them on to us.

Oct 09, 2011 11:09 AM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much for your comments. Have an outstanding week.

Flowers in our home garden in Kentlands. Thursday, July 14, 2011. Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Oct 09, 2011 12:55 PM #22
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

We have a beautiful Sunday in Maryland. I began the day with a photowalk through our home community.

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