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Great garden club meeting last night!

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 1:55 PM

We started off at what is being termed the "Pocket Gardens" on the Square. As expected we took a big bite of garden space which will require some serious committment.

Basically we have accepted the challenge for the North wall from the gazebo to the back wall. After discussing possibilities we retired to the restaurant for a 'sit-down' discussion in a nice warm meeting room. ( I was getting chilly last night on the Square)

We decided on a water feature at the back corner that will consist of a water fall into a disappearing collection base so we do not have to worry about kids wanting to wade, etc. It should also be low maintenance except to refill the water when water the plants.

This feature will lend itself to rock garden plantings but they need to plan on heat tolerant because this will be protected by two brick walls and receive afternoon sun so, it will get warm. We plan on this warmth carrying some tender bulb plants through the winters so we will experiment.

From there we discussed plants for a butterfly area, hummingbird, decorative grasses. some native plants and perennials bushes. A winding walking path will separate an island herb garden with an emphasis on aromatic herbs so visitors can rub the plants to enjoy the aromas.

We will also need to get one or two benches so folks can sit and enjoy the sounds of the water falls, the bees, butterflies, hopefully some hummingbirds and maybe some other natural visitors like toads.

Others feel free to chime in or make suggestions.

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To pull this off, we will need some supplies, soil, mulch, obviously plants and volunteers to keep tabs on the garden as it evolves.

I have a rosemary bush, three types of mint, some other herbs, daffodils, and iris to contribute for starters. Others discussed plants they would be able to bring, so I think we have a good start, but there should always be room for more, so if you have some plants you need to divide and are looking for a worthy project.... we know the place.

Let us know ahead of time so we don't end up buying what you will give is for free. :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 2:02 PM

I'd really like ya'll to have what's left of these tulips. This week would be a great time to come pull them up. If anyone has any potato forks,those would be ideal for pulling them up. But Saturday, March 17th I'm going to run the tiller. I'd rather see them go to a nice loving home on the square rather than potentially destroyed. It's time to start putting out my cabbages, etc. My email is lonesome_dove989(at)yahoo.com if someone from WEaR wants to contact me about them.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 4:06 PM

Hmmm, WEaR. I wonder if that is why my knees hurt lately? Too much weedin' and not enough reapin'.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 5:36 PM

Oh yes, we are also looking for a tree stump or two with character. Preferably cedar since almost anything else will rot quickly. (unless for some reason you have a redwood or cypress)

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 11, 2012, at 8:14 PM

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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.