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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
First gardening club meeting of 2009 next Friday, January 9th at 6:30 PMPosted Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at 7:54 AM
Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) © Martin Wall
We had a large, private room there that we could have slide presentations, guest speakers, eat buffet, order from the menu or not eat at all, without bothering the other patrons. There is ample parking and it is easy for new folks to find. We had one person voice an opinion here that they would like a different location, BUT, to my knowledge they never showed up when we moved, so….. unless I hear a LOT of discontent, lets return to Hong Kong.
We don't have formalized meetings, but if you have a topic you want discussed, come and let us know. All of us have different interests, but someone will usually have some knowledge about it. If not, we go to the web and research it there.
ALL are welcome. You don't have to be a gardener, or wear any special clothes, but if you want to wear a tuxedo or formal gown, that's OK too.
One subject suggested up by our esteemed member espootoon is to come with our seed list and catalogs, so that we can possible combine or share and SAVE MONEY. Last year, we brought our extra seedlings or seed to the meetings to share and I expect this year to be no different. I will probably start some spring veggies within the next few weeks and we have a tomato and eggplant that we are babying from last season.
Our fennel did not make it. For some reason, it just up and died about two weeks ago, but the cilantro (coriander) we brought in at the same time is still doing fine. If anyone wants catnip, lemon mint, or "sweet annie" (Artemisia annua) this coming year, come to the meeting and speak up. Those things are growing wild up here and become weeds.
I will also share my figs trees again this year. Buying them from the mail order catalogs seem to cost between $15-$25 so that alone should help pay you gas to a meeting. I have one rooted up in a bucket right now, The others will have to wait until spring. I will probably move the location of my Italian fig this year. It never prospered the way my other fig variety does.
I am rambling and I have things to list on the web, so…… later!
PS: I am not going to wait more than a day before I send our meeting notice to the T-G, so if you have a comment, get it to me. You can either write here or send a private e-mail to Steve@bedfordtradingpost.com
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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