2015 Annual Plant Sale
      By lavender at May. 4. 2015. with No Comments
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      The  Down to Earth Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale Friday, May 22 from 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 from 7:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The sale will be held at BMP Systems, Inc. 1263 Maple Ave. This near the intersection of Maple Ave. and Shaffer Road. We are a...

      Field Trip to Shaver’s Creek
      By lavender at Apr. 26. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: field trips

      Shaver’s Creek Native Plant Sale Saturday, May 2 Leaving Wal-mart parking lot at 8 a.m. Parking at the McDonald’s end. Kay will be taking a 7 passenger van. Please make a reservation.   We will need another driver if the van fills up. Tentatively we currently have 7 people.  The garden club will be paying for...

      Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow
      By lavender at Apr. 7. 2015. with No Comments
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      Tired of snow? Ready to use Punxsutawney Phil for target practice? The snow we have had this winter isn’t all bad. Actually, it has been protecting your plants when the temperatures drop into the single digits and below. A blanket of snow acts and insulation and the deeper it is the more protection it provides....

      Pruning Shrubs
      By lavender at Apr. 7. 2015. with No Comments

      If we weren’t under tons of snow this would be the time of year that we would be starting to prune trees and shrubs. If we ever do get out from under the white stuff it would be wise to check whether the shrub that you are pruning does not bloom on old wood. While...

      Perennial of the Year 2015: Geranium ‘Biolovo’
      By lavender at Apr. 7. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        Every year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a “Perennial of the Year”. These plants are chosen on the basis of their versatility and adaptability to a wide range of climate and soil conditions, low maintenance, resistance to pests and disease and ornamental value over a number of seasons. They are also usually plants that...


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