Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The prime holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. Are you someone who takes advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Or do you prefer to do your holiday shopping after the Thanksgiving weekend? Either way you can:

*shop online at AmazonSmile
*shop at Bartell’s and show your Bartell’s “B” card when you check out. Don’t have one?? You can sign up for a “B” card at the checkout counter or online.

Know that not only will you bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones this season, you’ll bring beautiful blooms to the gardens at Galer, Boston, and McGraw. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rain, rain, rain. Then multiple weather sites predict sun for Thursday, Nov 2nd. So we grab our gardening tools and run for it. It turns out to be the perfect day to be outdoors in the gardens. Eight of us weed, remove litter, rake, prune, and plant in all the gardens at Galer, Boston, and McGraw. When done we are spent, but oh, how wonderful we think the gardens look!!

Plants we added
*Sedum Angelina   *Russian Sage   *Virburnum Davidii   *Black-eyed Susan
*Black-twig Dogwood   *Salvia   *Epimedium   *Rhubus groundcover
*Slowmound Mugo Pine   *Hydrangea 'Pee Wee'                                                     

Thanks to super volunteers Carol Jackson, Susan Veninga, Barbara Freeman, and Denny Bird who joined Board members Elaine Talbot, Wayne Winder, Sheila Callahan, and Margaret Okamoto. Many thanks to Board member and landscape designer, Kathy King, who, while not able to dig in the dirt at the moment, selected the plants, brought them to and set them out at their chosen garden sites, mixed and had ready the seaweed fertilizer that promotes strong root growth, and answered questions/offered advice.

Thanks as well to Land2C Landscape Design for drafting the planting plan and providing the plants at their wholesale price.