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For several years I’ve been a little late trimming the liriope. Determined to get a jump on it this year, I did some research and found great info on what I can do right now, not just with the liriope, but with my gardens…
Gwinnett County UGA Extensions office’s Tips for the Landscape & Garden: January says it’s time to:
- Plan & prep new construction projects and planting zones…
A Christmas Cactus is a succulent plant from the Brazilian rain forest. It is at home in a jungle, not a desert. Treat your Christmas Cactus right and it will live and bloom for decades. Here are some FAQs to help you treat your Christmas Cactus just right.
Should I repot my Christmas Cactus?
- If your Christmas Cactus came in a small pot, it needs to be transplanted to thrive
- Select a medium pot and fill it with a mix of potting soil and perlite
The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling by Guest Blogger & 1st Place High School Competition Winner Tara Goff
As rising temperatures bring attention to the problem of global warming, society becomes more involved in ways that the carbon footprint may be reduced. Restaurants commonly choose not to provide straws, the vegan community has grown, and local produce is becoming more readily available, for example at the Roswell Farmer’s and Artisan Market. There are, of course, still the basic approaches, such as opting to walk or bike ride…
We Can Lower Our Carbon Footprint and End Climate Change—Here’s How, by RGC Guest Blogger & 2nd place HS blog winner Savannah Young
It’s needless to say that there’s no shortage of plastic in the Roswell area.
Between the sheer amount of straws given out at restaurants to the load of plastic bottles you can find on the side of the road, there’s no doubt that we need to make a change.
However, while some may struggle to see that we need to make changes in our lives to help the environment long term, others may find it difficult to actually make the change.
So, we’re throwing it back to elementary school and reminding everyone of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
I want you to think about the question “Why I am helping the environment?”. For a lot of people this question is difficult to answer because they may not help the environment or not ever think about it, and if you are one of those people here is the answer. We need to help our environment so we as the entire humanity can have a better future. Remember that this is the place that you are going to invite your children. Remember that their future is located in their home, and I don’t think someone can have a future when it does not even have a home. You are choosing between letting the kids live and die. Trust I know that those words are really strong but…
Roswell Garden Club is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Environmental Blog Entry Competition:
1st place – The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling, Tara Goff
2nd place – We Can Lower Our Carbon Footprint and End Climate Change—Here’s How, Savannah Young
3rd place – Why am I Helping the Environment?, Maynor Chinchilla
We encourage you to read the words of these student-bloggers from our community and take action on their suggestions. Let’s work together to take the National Garden Club, Inc.’s challenge and move from consumers to caretakers of our air, water, forest, land, and wildlife.
I love my dahlias. I bought some tubers a few years ago, planted them as soon as they arrived, and several weeks later was delighted with beautiful pink and sunset-orange blossoms. They bloomed throughout the latter part of summer right up until the first frost. I left them in the ground for the winter and they returned the following year.
After that, I wanted to learn more and started to research growing dahlias. I was surprised to learn that they don’t “winter” well and are often killed by freezing cold weather. I was fortunate in that the first winter was an especially mild one and my tubers survived.
I don’t want to run the risk of losing my beautiful dahlias, so this year, I’m going to dig up the tubers and store them properly over the winter. Since we’ve already had a couple of frosts, now is the time!
Although wreaths are beautiful, they are a bit more challenging than creating an arrangement in a container. Here are some pictures and commentary about creating a fall wreath.
First the ingredients: I chose several items from my design collection. I chose an interesting vine form…it’s a bit trickier to put together than a plain grapevine or straw wreath. Also, wheat stalks, Sea Grape…
Second, the wreath is put on a stand to decorate: …
Roswell Garden Club lost a loyal member and beloved friend, Lov Heintzelman, this spring. Florence Anne Berna shared this written account of Lov’s dedication to RGC. Helen Keller said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Lov Hentzleman, thank you for touching all of us and making the city of Roswell a more beautiful place.
On May 3, Roswell Garden Club lost long-time honorary member Lov Heintzelman. While she went by the nickname “Lov,” her full name was Lavonda Marlene – a beautiful name for a beautiful lady. She was born, raised and educated in Grand Rapids, MI. She attended a private girl’s college called Stephens College majoring in, of all things, Aviation.
Roswell Garden Club is always looking for new members to learn with us, garden with us, arrange flowers with us, contribute to the community with us, and socialize with us. If you are interested in visiting us or joining us, let us know. You do not have to be a Roswell citizen to join Roswell Garden Club.
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