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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Whew! What a garden meeting!

Posted Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 9:29 PM

This one seemed to go like grease lightin'! We had lots of plants to share and Barbara brought cuttings of her mystery plant, that is STILL a mystery plant!

It is a plant that roots like a willow, bends like a willow, but she is sure it is not a willow. It resembles a forsythia and blooms a week or two after forsythia, but it is not a forsythia.

It has bell shaped, white flowers that come out at the leaf joints, but the leaf is already formed. As soon as my cuttings perk back up, I will get a close-up of the leaf. She said that they might even flower, so maybe we will have something to put up here for you plant sleuths.

We got updates on the VFW gardens, and it looks like we need to have plants and plans by next meeting. We have a generous offer by a land owner to till some of his fields for a community garden.

I will give him a call to get more details, but those who might be interested in gardening, but do not have a place should contact me. We will see how much interest there is and discuss the possibilities.

A lovely new face came with LOTS of growing experience and we hope to get her back to teach us some of the finer points of canning as well. She apparently gardens well over an acre of vegetables each year, so we KNOW she has things to teach us.

There was so much going on that we did not get to the internet much, but we do have some new websites to peruse. I will post them on our web page in a few days. Thanks to everyone for a great visit!

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. 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.