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Garden club meeting, lightning bugs, garden linksPosted Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 9:27 AM
The Weed'em & Reap meeting was a real winner last night for renewing garden friendships, making new ones and just plain talking gardening. THANKS!
I have to admit that a few months ago, I was getting pretty down about attendance. We were about to fall back to monthly meetings when WHAM, new folks started showing up and now our "old-timers" (no reflection on age) are returning.
Don't feel bad about having been gone, just come back. When our most recent returning friend came in last night, it was a resounding "welcome back" that greeted her. I could not help but stop in mid-sentence about 45 minutes later to say how nice it was to see her back with us.
We had one "under the weather" and we hope he had a good night sleep. Another trooper came but we had to carry her back home early to rest up. Our prayers are with you both.
We range from 30's to 90's so most age groups are represented. If you are younger, be sure to come in two weeks so we can broaden that range. If you are older and want to be with us, let me know and one of us young whipper-snappers will come get you!
welkindance and bellbuckltn noticed that the lightning bugs seem to be MIA this summer. It was noticed three years ago in other parts of the country and the environment seem to be the best answer. Not global warming, but pollution, human "progress" and pesticides.
In some locations they think they are starting to see an increase again, so lets hope for the best. I have fond memories of them as a child, although I can't say I was the best steward of the environment (or them)back then. I collected my fair share.
Here is a site that discusses them in more depth. I have not had a chance to check it out but it looks good. By the way, they are know by another name in other places. http://www.firefly.org/
One of our newest garden club members brought a neat website to our attention. http://www.growbetterveggies.com They seem to have a lot of energy for growing and I like their advertisers. Neat products.
Here is another site that just came over the airwaves from Kim Komando. I never thought of her as a gardener but I will sign in (free) to see what is going on. http://www.mygarden.org/
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