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Garden Club to develop topic schedule at this Saturday's meeting

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 9:25 AM

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Youth garden in full swing
The last few months we have been laid back and relaxed during our meetings. Just friends wit mutual interest in gardens, talking about their gardens, but now is the time to get our schedule set up for featured topics to be presented at our Summer and Fall meetings.

We have had some conversations among the members and opened it up to discussion here http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entr... Chime in if you would like. We certainly would like that,

We want to help offer new gardening ideas, solve problems, motivate creativity and much more, while having fun and meeting new gardening enthusiasts. You don't need to have any garden, or even have any indoor plants, just want to learn and share.

The link above shows the wide variety of subjects being considered and many of them will come to life, but if you have something that begs for attention now, let us know. Gardening with young people is of particularly interest tome, since I enjoy the energy and excitement of youth and have a desire to help a new gardening generation.

One of our "members" from Celebration Assisted living encouraged us to "DO, don't just talk about it." She was right, we have been talking too much and needed to put our thoughts into action. I parenthesize members because when I thanked her for joining us, she was quick to point out, "Well, I don't have any other place to go". A ringing testimony to our club and refreshing honesty.

If you are interested in creating a "youth garden" and have young children, BRING THEM! Who better to help us determine what is fun for them to do in the garden?

So, let's do it! Come to our meeting and participate. Meeting details http://www.mybedfordcounty.com/Weedemand...

(the photo used came from www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/.../act_educ/camps.htm)


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I have plenty of variegated vinca sprouts so will try to bring some Saturday.

-- Posted by jbillswms on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 7:51 PM

Thanks! I gather they were volunteers?

I don't mind that kind of "weed". In fact as I was weeding some intentional weeds yesterday I thought about how nice it was to pull them. No, not too much sun. I was weeding chocolate and lemon mint.

One of my healthiest squash plants is a volunteer growing in an area I am using to compost. Actually, I planned on eventually making is a garden but Mother knew that and took things into her own hands.

The one twist is, I STILL don't know what type of squash it is. Leaves and stems are twice the size of others who have fruit on them, but this one is all male flowers, so I can not be sure what I have. It will be great though, I guess.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 7:47 AM


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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.