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      The Grass is Always Greener………
      By lavender at Mar. 18. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: gardens, Uncategorized

      Remember the old Erma Bombeck book, The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank? I’m sure that she meant it as a joke considering that comedy was her stock in trade but perhaps there some truth in this. Think about what your septic tank does and how it works. All of the household waste...

      Are Colored Mulches Safe?
      By lavender at Feb. 11. 2016. with 4 Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      Is colored mulch safe for plants? There is certainly a lot of controversy surrounding these colored mulches. We may be asking the wrong question when we put the emphasis on the colorant. The problem with colored mulches is that often they are made of scrap wood. This is actually the most dangerous aspect when dealing...

      Volunteer of the Year Award
      By lavender at Nov. 20. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      Congratulations to our hard working member who received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with the Downtown Renaissance Group and the Down to Earth Garden Club. 

      2015 Annual Plant Sale
      By lavender at May. 4. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      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...

      Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow
      By lavender at Apr. 7. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      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....

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